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How to Brew Mediterranean Coffee

Turkish, Greek, or Lebanese, it’s our cup of joy!

Some call it Turkish, some refer to it as Greek, others argue that it’s Lebanese but history attests to Yamen as the place where this finely ground, almost powder-like coffee originated thousands of years ago before making its way through the Mediterranean regions. We call it divine with no argument there. If you have a love for coffee and haven’t tried this soothing yet strong coffee, make sure you add Mediterranean coffee to your bucket list. Not a coffee lover? Check out these 11 coffee health benefits.

How to Make Mediterranean Coffee

Growing up, I remember my dad making coffee at home. He never stirred the ground coffee though. He would add it to the boiling water and, very patiently, would let it sink in all on its own over low to medium heat. That was just his way. Also, some purposely leave at the top a bit of foam, referred to as cream. They would pour the coffee in their cups and then scoop out some of that cream and add it to their cups. If you don’t like the cream, you need to brew the coffee longer until all the bubbles practically vanish.

Also, both my parents liked their coffee with no sugar.

If they were ever sharing it with a guest that prefers it a little sweet, they would still just make one pot and add the sugar in the cup and stir. Never in the pot. Even if you normally take sugar with your Tim Horton’s or Starbucks coffee, try this one with no sugar. You might be in for a sweet surprise.

Where to Buy Middle Eastern Coffee

Specialty Lebanese, Turkish and Greek stores typically carry Mediterranean coffee, each referring to it as their own. At Mid-East, we offer pre-packaged ground coffee or freshly ground, to your taste. We carry a variety of options and flavors. For instance, the Mediterranean selection includes Arabic black or brown and a house blend, both with or without hail. We also carry Greek and Turkish (pre-ground only), both of which are quite similar in taste and texture. Our customers tend to prefer an even blend of half black and half brown Arabica or Columbian coffees to make their perfect cup, with the most popular being simply black Arabica.