LuxeGetaways - - Culinary Travel Athens - Un­til the mid-1950’s, Greece re­ferred to this type of cof­fee with its orig­i­nal name: Turk­ish cof­fee.

How­ever it was in 1955 that Turkey ex­pelled the Greeks from Is­tan­bul, and the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two na­tions be­came hos­tile. Af­ter the Turk­ish in­va­sion of Cyprus in 1974, Greece per­ma­nently es­tab­lished “Greek cof­fee” as the of­fi­cial name.

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