Greek | Turkish Coffee

Greek | Turkish Coffee

The Greek coffee is a warm coffee made in a special small pot. The name Greek Coffee though does not correspond to reality. It was named like this incorrectly in the mid 20th century after some promotional efforts of a company that supplied it. In reality this coffee has its origin from the East (Turkey, Arabia, Armenia) and in the Balkan region is mostly known with the name “Turkish Coffee”. The Greek coffee nowadays is drunk from mainly older age groups (over 55 years old) and attempts are made to get modernized in the consciences of young people not to lose the habit.

The Greek coffee leaves a lot of sediment in at the bottom of the cup and due to this is said to be used to read the fate of the person who is drinking it by watching the lines left by coffee in the empty cup. Nowadays only a few people read the fate using the Greek coffee cups and usually this is a habit done facetiously between friends.

In Thessaloniki you will find this coffee in the menus of all the coffee shops. It will be 95% named Greek coffee but even if you request it as Turkish coffee the waiters would most probably recognize your request.

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