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Old 07-03-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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We just returned from Greece, and decided we like Greek coffee---except not overly sweet like some have it. We brought a couple packages back. It is ground VERY fine and you cook it on the stove (they use a long-handled implement, making one serving at a time). Kind of like cowboy coffee, so the grounds settle at the bottom.

Ever had it and do you like it?

We live in the land of coffee, but I think they export the best stuff. Not all that great, LOL.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Yes I lived on Crete for 6 months & loved the coffee. Similar to Turkish coffee. I was able to buy some Turkish coffee at a deli for a while, but they closed down.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:59 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Greek coffee or European style in general are very similar to espressos. Fine grind and cooked over pot and served without a paper filter.

I prefer Vietnamese style coffee over Greek or French. Less burnt taste than French and not as dark as Greek.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:27 AM
 
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I believe I went to some greek festival years ago …….and had some very strong coffee....I liked it
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:44 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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We just returned from Greece, and decided we like Greek coffee---except not overly sweet like some have it. We brought a couple packages back. It is ground VERY fine and you cook it on the stove (they use a long-handled implement, making one serving at a time). Kind of like cowboy coffee, so the grounds settle at the bottom.

Ever had it and do you like it?
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Yes I lived on Crete for 6 months & loved the coffee. Similar to Turkish coffee. I was able to buy some Turkish coffee at a deli for a while, but they closed down.
The first time I had unfiltered coffee as described in this thread was in Bratislava, Slovakia, then about five years later in Greece, both of which were at one time or another part of or influenced by the Ottoman Turkish empire.

It does taste great and packs a lot of energy. The downside, of course, is that it takes time and patience to prepare it properly, usually not in tune with today's fast-paced lifestyle in many places.

About two decades ago, then, I lived in Greece for about four years with people who used to make it everyday, but when I went to visit about five years ago even they stopped making it and opted for a more convenient French brew by machine.

Tasted awful.

I can't stand machine-ground and brewed filtered coffee anyway. On the other hand, freshly ground coffee filtered for hours through a cloth is delicious and feels healthy, I've had it in South America.

Presently for convenience sake, I drink a Cuba-inspired instant espresso made for the Miami market, strong but not too strong that I can't stand it without sugar so I drink it black and somewhat bitter, whereas the unfiltered Greek/Turkish coffee is so strong and bitter that I have to put at least a little bit of sugar: nowadays I drink it once a year at the Greek festival, but it is available in specialty "Middle Eastern"/Mediterranean/Greek stores.

Hope this helps.
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