The most popular Greek drink is the Greek Coffee - Elliniko Cafe. The coffee is a coarsely ground powder, brewed with the water, creating a small froth on top. It is not served with milk. Originally Turkish, it has long been adopted by Greeks and is now the national drink.
Preparing a Greek coffee is almost ritual-like Elliniko cafe is made in a small coffee pot - normally copper or brass, with a long handle, which is called a briki. All the ingredients are put in the pot and brewed together,
It is best not to make more than 2 coffees at one time or else you will lose the froth on the top that so many love and it won't produce the best results.
- Into the briki add one small coffee cup of water per person.
- Add one teaspoon of Greek coffee per cup.
- Also add the sugar depending on sweetness required.
- Medium - metrio is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar,
- Sweet - glyco is 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon sugar,
- None - sketo has no sugar and can be very strong.