Still called oriental coffee or Turkish coffee, Turkish coffee is a drink made from decoction coffee. This unique taste drink is very popular in North Africa, the Middle East, Ukraine, as well as in Southeast Europe. However, given the many similarities that Turkish coffee has with Greek coffee, these two drinks are mostly confused. What then differentiates Turkish coffee from Greek coffee?
Differences Between a Greek Coffee and a Turkish Coffee
The Turkish coffee is coffee to be prepared from grains of coffee 100% Arabica. Most of the grains used to make this drink come from Brazil. However, contrary to what its name suggests, it owes its name to its preparation process and not to its Turkish origin. This preparation process begins with the roasting and grinding of the coffee beans. To obtain good Turkish coffee, it is important that the grind is very fine and that the roasting is clear because Turkish coffee is brown and not black in color. Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Turkish coffee made its appearance in Greece.
In this country and in many others such as France for example, this drink is now called Greek coffee. So, even if their names differ, these two drinks are practically identical, because their preparation process turns out to be the same.
Traditionally, these two drinks are also served in the same way. In addition, even if they are practically identical, we can note some dissimilarities between these two types of coffee. The main dissimilarity lies in the fact that Turkish coffee is traditionally brown while Greek coffee is mainly served black. To better highlight the differences between these two drinks, we must also focus on their production process.