According to a 2011 study released by chartsbin.com, despite its small scale, Greece ranked 15th among all countries in the world, with 5.5 kg of annual per capita coffee consumption. But in Greece, drinking coffee isn’t just a habit. It is a regular routine with friends in a busy café, in the summer outdoors by the sea, in a comfortable lounge, or on a road trip during winter.
Making standard Greek coffee requires a specific coffee pot type, called a briki, and a fine coffee bean grind. This can be served as sweet as pleases you, and you can skip the sugar entirely if you’d like. Unlike other European coffee types, it’s made to be shared with family and friends and is mostly gradually enjoyed during a visit.
Greek coffee is a deeply brewed coffee available in all parts of Greece. It is similar to the coffee that was served in neighboring countries and is an integral part of the culture of the region. Very often, the rich flavor captivates tourists, and they want to bring the taste home with them.
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According to the practice you have to rotate the cup after finishing your cup of coffee so that the sediment covers all the inside layers, put the saucer on top of the cup, turn it upside down and then wait patiently for the grounds to drain out of the cup.
Then, someone else has to look into your cup and describe the forms and shapes that the chalky substance takes for you. Other superstitions around Greek coffee have to do with spilling out of the cup a little, which is about bringing fortune and wealth.
The casual pace of Greek coffee-drinking makes it perfect for social gatherings. In a nearby cafeteria or kafeneio (a Greek coffee house for men), it is not unusual to see people speak about Greek coffee.
It’s also sometimes served in Greek homes for tourists and guests. A typical Greek coffee break may last more than 90 minutes. There is plenty of time to talk, catch up, and let the grounds settle.
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