Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: A Copper Finjan Coffee pot

This is a very old copper finjan. It is also called a cezve and in Greece its called a briki. .. whatever name is used, its a pot for making Turkish or Greek coffee. You simply boil together very finely ground coffee and water, often sugar is added too, then let the grounds settle a bit before pouring it into very small cups. It is quite strong! Once made over an open fire, the long handle helped the coffee maker not get burned.
You can see that this little coffee pot must have made alot of coffee...if only it could talk what stories could it tell.

To see more vintage treasures, visit Suzanne at Coloradolady, our weekly hostess for VTT and take your cup of coffee with you!

23 comments:

Bea said...

Nice piece, Miri. Sounds like it makes my kind of coffee.

karenfae said...

interesting object!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

LV said...

I have never seen or heard of this. What an interesting object for today's VTT. Your post was very informative on this coffee maker.

Maureen said...

I've never seen one before but that is cool!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

I have never seen or heard of one of those before. See you do learn something every day. THat looks very vintage.

Postcardy said...

That's something I have never seen before.

Shirley said...

That's a very interesting little piece. I BET the coffee was strong!

Tammy said...

hmmmmmmm I love coffee and that coffee maker is certainly unusual. I never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing.

Muddling Through said...

And the Greek coffee is very good! I had one of those years ago, but never knew the name of it, I just called it a Greek coffee pot.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I have to ask - do you drink this kind of coffee often?

No matter - it's a lovely piece. Definitely well loved.

Barb said...

That was real interesting, thanks!

Margaret said...

I wouldn't mind a taste! Do you use it often?
Margaret

~~Carol~~ said...

You always have the best vintage thingies! I've always wanted to try Turkish coffee, even though I know it's really strong. But with enough cream in it, it's probably quite good!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Denise Marie said...

great treasure.

GardenofDaisies said...

Hi Miri, your greek copper coffee heater is cool! But what really caught my eye when I opened your blog page was the quilts! I have had fun looking down through some of your older posts. I also took a look at the string quilt challenge... I"m too late to join that, but I think I"ll try making some of those just for fun.

Nana Moon said...

I have never seen one like this before. Very cool! Anything to do with coffee is a GREAT thing in my book. Thanks for sharing!

Coloradolady said...

I bet the coffee was the best....it was much used that is for sure! Great post and it is so fun seeing something new and learning of its use!!

Heather said...

My neighbour is from Cyprus and she makes me coffee this way. She always serves it along side a tall glass of water. i have a small stainless pot like this. i keep it for when my Greek Sister in Law visits. She really appreciates that I bought it for her to use.

Roslyn said...

Have you actually made coffee in it Miri?

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

super cool! very interesting pot.. never see one!

Ulla said...

A lovely piece. I have seen these abroad, but yours look very old.

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Elizabeth said...

This is so cool; I've never seen one of these! That's what I love about VTT, all the things I learn. You are so lucky to have this.