My first Coffee in cezve in Greece
I've actually never been to Turkey, so I never had the opportunity to drink the "Turkish" coffee in Turkey. 😃
I have been to Greece several times, but I had never thought of ordering Turkish coffee there, sorry, Greek coffee, to be politically correct. (I was thinking this year what would happen if I sat down in a Greek restaurant in Greece and ordered a "Turkish coffee". Maybe they would refuse to serve me. Or pretend they couldn't understand me.)
I have only drunk Turkish coffee made in Bulgaria, in Turkish, Greek and Bulgarian establishments. As well as this coffee a cezve, which my boyfriend makes for me every morning at home. This is the coffee I've been drinking for a few years now, after finding at one point that I don't want to add milk to my coffee in the morning, and I don't like the coffee from the coffee machine we have at home enough to drink it straight.
Therefore, at the moment, coffee in a cezve, or the so-called Turkish coffee is my salvation. And I have to admit I like it a lot. Of course, if I didn't like it, I wouldn't drink it anyway. 😁 And you probably still remember my post about it, where I called it a "magic potion".
It sure is. Because it possesses magical power and abilities.
So, this year, on our visit to Greece, it was again my boyfriend, not me, who remembered this passion of mine, this addiction of mine, and when on the first morning in this wonderful country we sat down in a seaside cafe, he said: Let's order coffee in cezve, not espresso this time.
Well yes, of course! How did not I figure it out? We were in a country whose traditional coffee was made in the way that I love so much. How could I miss it?
Well, I almost did.
We ordered the waiter "Greek coffee" and waited impatiently.
Coffee in Greece is served together with water, you know? In Greece, many things are served just like that, like the tapas in Spain - something that is unknown to Bulgarian restaurants and culture.
And here it was. The long-awaited magical drink.
Because you have to wait for it, you know? Making coffee in a cezve takes time. And the more time it takes, the tastier it will become.
Well, there is a possibility that it could certainly be done faster, and it would probably be just as tasty.
Remember, I'm going by the coffees I've tried so far. From those tried in Bulgaria.
And it's not just that. I proceed from the presumption that I will drink something traditional, which the people in question, in this case the Greeks, will certainly do well. That's "their thing" isn't it?
The first thing I noticed after the long wait was the colors. Can you see the colors of the many bubbles on the surface?
Admittedly, this freaked me out a bit. I've never seen such colors in any cezve coffee I've had before. And that looks like dishwashing liquid bubbles to me.
It's as if the bartender didn't wash the dishwashing liquid off the cup well with water. Don't laugh, 😄 that's exactly what it looked like.
I looked into my boyfriend's cup. It was the same with him. Although we had ordered different coffees - one with sugar, the other without. And they should have been made separately.
I'm afraid to drink. But still I try it timidly.
Doesn't taste like dishwashing detergent 😄. It tastes like coffee.
Anyway. This is not the coffee I have tasted before. What I tried in Bulgaria. It definitely tastes different. And it looks different. Not only because of the colorful bubbles on its surface. Everything looks different in this drink.
So, don't be surprised that I took so many pictures of this cup, trying to capture the colors well so that I can show them to you. I was so amazed by the experience that I even forgot to drink, I wanted to document this particular drink more than finish it.
It wasn't the bartender's fault or anything. It was Greek coffee and the following days in Greece confirmed it.
I was so surprised because I expected it to be something familiar, what I drink at home and what I've always drunk before. But that turned out not to be the case.
Who wants their fortune told over coffee?
Because this is made exactly with Turkish coffee.
There you see why I call this coffee a "magic potion". 😃
So, expect further posts about it. ☕️🧙♀️🧙
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I see a Phoenix :)
Isn't that a proof that coffee gives you wings? :)
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Ha ha, really! 😃 Now that you say it, I see it too!
And yeah, it really gives me wings, but I never thought the fortune telling is so easy and simple 😄
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The cultures of the countries that are close to each other often resemble one another. Bon appetit for coffee
Thank you! 😊 Yeah, you are right. People's cultures are usually so intricately intertwined that it is no longer possible to distinguish individual details and their origins.
Hi there, @soulsdetour. 😃 I hope you are having an amazing trip.
What makes Turkish coffee special? I wish I could see the picture of coffee in Bulgaria and compare it with this cup. I love coffee but have never tasted Turkish or Greek coffee. 😃😊😊 Enjoy your coffee.
Turkish coffee, or Greek coffee, is just coffee made in cezve. I have here some pictures of the one I drank in Bulgaria: https://peakd.com/hive-152524/@soulsdetour/in-a-search-of-a-good-turkish-coffee, but I'm not sure how noticeable the difference is. This here was made by Turks in Bulgaria: https://peakd.com/hive-104101/@soulsdetour/a-magical-potion-that-can-be-tried-in-many-places-in-europe I thought the technology was the same - very finely ground coffee is boiled together with water until it boils. But it turns out that even coffee itself is different in different countries. 😊
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I always thought there was only one kind of coffee the world takes
Not knowing you’d open my eyes today
Thanks for sharing
Well, I guess there are hundreds of kinds of coffees all over the world. It cannot be just one 😃
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Drinking coffee in the morning is a pleasure, especially in a nice place with a beautiful view. What's more interesting is coffee that is extraordinarily delicious, in Aceh there isn't that yet
Really? You don't know the coffee in cezve?
Well, it seems only people in the region around Turkey know it. Although it shouldn't even originate there 🤔 That's strange.
Yes, that's right, I don't know coffee in cezve, and I've never been out From of Indonesia.😀😀 Hopefully in the future I will arrive in Turkey
Fun read LOL! I haven't had a coffee adventure in a while. I'd definitely love to try this coffee too. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us :) Happy midweek!
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Interesting coffee story! Have you tried Freddo coffee? when in Greece, I'd love to try their freddo because they're home for that. Also, just like you I tried Turkish coffee but not from Turkey, it was back in Malaysia and the coffee was served in a tiny cup, something I wasn't used to until I learned that it's much stronger than regular cafe espresso.
Yes, it is stronger, but I actually drink a whole giant cup in the mornings, because I used to drink one whole moka pot before anyway 😎
I've never tried this drink there. Now that you mention it, I first thought this is about Frappé and Frappé is common even in my country, so I have enough of it, besides, I don't like milk in the coffee any more. But next time I go to Greece, I'll try the Freddo, I promise. You have piqued my curiosity. 😊
yay! I am looking forward to your reviews about Freddo. How often do you travel to Greece? is it really that beautiful like pictures on instagram?
Ha ha, any coastal country is beautiful. At least that's my perception.
I haven't actually been to enough places in Greece. And since the beginning of the crisis, so far, I have only had one visit. I can say that I have not seen all the beauties of this country, but even the less photogenic areas have their charm and there is much to see even there there. And the top tourist destinations - there is nothing to say about them, they are clear 😊 (I assume you are talking about exactly that).
Haha, it looks like this coffee was quite an experience for you :)
I don't think you'll have any problem ordering a Turkish coffee in Greece, we call it like that ourselves some times. But the most important thing to know is that 95% of the coffee shops don't use cezve any more, they make it at the coffee machine and that's why it gets so bubbly! When I was drinking coffee I always asked the way they make it before I order, because I hated its taste when it comes from the coffee machine. A good way to figure out in advance which place makes good coffee is to look for a lot of old people sitting there :)
Good luck next time!
Well, that was important to know! Thank you for the information. Honestly, I didn't imagine that this coffee could be prepared in a different way than cezve, so I didn't even think to ask how they do it. But these are important guidelines for the next time in Greece. 😃☕☀️
I was shocked myself when I first realised what they are doing. It is a brutal violation of the very essence of this coffee. 😡