Greek coffee and Turkish coffee are the same. Both are traditionally made over a flame. In Greece, households have small camping gas cans and coffee is prepared in a metal container with a long handle. You have to be patient when preparing this type of coffee. It is necessary to watch it carefully so that it does not overflow. The trick is to churn the coffee from the flame just before it does. Then you have to lower the heat and return the coffee to the fire. Bring it to a simmer and remove it again just before it boils. It is served in small cups and the sediment is left to the bottom, unless you like to eat coffee grounds, of course. Sugar is added to the pot with the coffee and stirred.
Greeks can spend hours in a cafe with just one coffee. You don’t add milk to this type of coffee. Boiled Greek coffee is believed to stimulate metabolism and
Some scientists believe that a daily cup of Greek coffee is the secret to long life. Greek coffee is packed with polyphenols and antioxidants and has only a moderate amount of caffeine compared to other types of coffee. Of course, food is also part of the healthy Mediterranean diet.
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, with olive oil used in cooking and in salads. Many Greeks grow olives and press them, so many families have their own supply of virgin or extra virgin olive oil. Olives are also an integral part of the Greek diet and are even on the breakfast table.
Most people eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day, which are thoroughly washed and cleaned so that herbicides and pesticides are removed to a greater or lesser extent. Many people, especially those who live in villages, grow their own crops and use natural fertilizers excreted by their animals. The Greek diet is very healthy.
Greeks also drink wine with meals and part of this is homemade. Many Greeks grow their own grapes there.
It is no wonder that people live longer than others in the Western world. Meat is fresher as are fruits and vegetables.
Greek coffee is only one of the components of the Mediterranean diet and is generally consumed in small amounts on a daily basis. The Greeks seem to believe in moderation.