Briki - for traditional Greek Coffee
These Brikis as they are called are used to make traditional Greek coffee - a method of preparing unfiltered coffee.
Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are boiled in the Briki , usually with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle.
Place the Briki on a low heat with one heaped teaspoon of coffee per cupful of water and sugar to taste.
Heat slowly, stirring gently until the sugar dissolves.
When the coffee begins to froth up, remove from heat, pour a little of the froth into each cup and return to the heat.
Let the coffee rise once more - but without letting it come to boil - and serve.
Be careful not to stir after serving or you will disturb the sediment and the coffee will taste gritty. Each cup should be frothy and deliciously aromatic.
It is customary to serve Greek Coffee with a glass of water. The water prepares the mouth for the coffee’s flavor.
These will make one to two cups of Greek coffee, about 4 ounces maximum which is the traditional size.
Made of copper and a brass handle
Imported from Greece