Exploring Traditional Greek Coffee Culture

Greek Coffee

We’ve all met friends for coffee- whether it be for studying, catching up, or brainstorming purposes, coffee shops are prime hotspots for productivity. In Greece, coffee breaks are long and taken seriously- just like the coffee itself is. There are two forms of cafés in Greece: kafeteria (modern larger cafés) or “kafeneio” (a traditional Greek […]

How Greeks Came to Drink Coffee

Greek Coffee

On a recent trip to Greece, I sat huddled in the back of a small coffee handler while my guide explained how Greeks came to drink coffee. I was on the island of Crete, which has changed hands several times. In fact, this is the story of most places in Greece. Yet, despite this history, […]

The origins of greek frappe

Greek Frappe

According to popular legend, the Greek-style frappe was invented in September 1957 at the annual Thessaloniki International Fair in the convention center of Greece’s second largest city. Working at an exhibit for Andreas Dritsas, then the Greek distributor of Nektar products, sales representative G.Neofotistos made an important discovery. Reportedly there was no hot water available. Maybe he […]