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Foam covered iced coffee drink

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An Affair To Remember

  • Sep 12, 2009
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My affair with Greek Café frappé began a few years ago while traveling in Oia, Santorini Island, Greece. In the romantic and beautiful island of Santorini, I fell in love with Café frappé. Rich, aromatic and handsomely concentrated, it accompanies me on my entire stay in the magical island of Santorini. Perhaps it's due to the Greek guy who looks like Tom Cruise or perhaps it's due to the magic of Santorini, my love affair with Café frappé was highly memorable!



Greek Café frappé is a foam covered iced coffee drink similar to what an Iced Cappuccino would look like. Made from spray dried instant coffee, Café frappé is THE drink in the summer in Greece. Frappé in Greek refers to the shaking associated with the making of the drink. Café frappé is now known to be the national coffee of Greece. It's origin dates back to 1957 when Nestle was in Greece exhibiting a new product (chocolate drink) by mixing it with milk and shaking them in a shaker. An employee of Dritas (Nestle's representative) improvised or rather conveniently mixed his instant coffee with cold water and shaker when he couldn't find hot water and surprisingly turned up with an instant hit. Café frappé was marketed chiefly by Nestle and has since turned out to be the most popular and a best seller.

There are many variations to frappé; for the coffee addicts, it may interest you to find out more about them in the list of coffee beverages compiled by Wikipedia. All in all, I love coffee and have found a few good ones while traveling around the world. Laos is another country which serves great Café frappé!


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September 17, 2009
Mmmmm, this looks so good, and I love that first video!  I wonder how this compares to anything that's available at Starbucks...  I'll remember what to drink if I'm ever in Greece :)
September 17, 2009
Oh, when you are in Santorini, Greece, with the hot weather, the amazing vista of the sea and a chilled Greek Frappe, nothing can compare to it! Heavenly! Not to forget the sunset at Oia, it's so romantic! You must go her for your honeymoon! :) Before that, you can try this trick which I discovered accidentally.
September 17, 2009
Tell me if it's good should you choose to try it out!
September 17, 2009
OMG Sharrie, you're going to make me gain so much weight! Oh wait, that's what you said about me :P I've been wanting to try Cadbury Flakes FOREVER. I'll definitely read that review!
 
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Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
I was addicted to it when I was in Greece!
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Greek frappé (or Café frappé) (Greekφραπές, frapés) is a foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee (generally, spray-dried)[1]. It is very popular in Greece and Cyprus, especially during the summer, but has now spread to other countries.

In French, when describing a drink, the word frappé means shaken or chilled; however, in popular Greek culture, the word frappé is predominantly taken to refer to the shaking associated with the preparation of a café frappé. 
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