Greek Coffee (Metrios)
- Caffeine Amount50 mg
- Caffeine strengthMODERATE
- Serving size
Greek Coffee is made using a few different methods. The listing above is for the metrios method.
In this method one heaping teaspoon (~5 grams) of finely ground Greek coffee is added to a briki pot, along with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 cup (60 mls) of water. The mixture is heated until foam rises to the top, just before it boils. The coffee is then poured into a cup and served.
The caffeine content of Greek coffee can vary between 40-60 mg due to a number of factors, so the amount above reflects what one could expect to find on average. Another version of Greek coffee (vary glykos) uses 2 heaping teaspoons of coffee and would have double the caffeine content of metrios.
Greeks also drink a coffee called sweet boiled coffee, which is boiled three times. This is called glykivrastos. This version would have a slightly higher caffeine content since most of the caffeine would be extracted from the ground coffee. It would range between 60-80 mg of caffeine per serving.
Ingredients in Greek Coffee (Metrios)Finely Ground Greek Coffee
Includes 5 grams of sugar (per 2 ounces) for a total of 25 calories.
Compared to Other Items
Greek Coffee (Metrios) contains 25.00 mg of caffeine per fl oz (84.54 mg per 100 ml). A 2 fl oz cup has a total of 50 mg of caffeine.