It may seem strange that whilst the rest of the world knows a “Greek Coffee” (in reality an Arabic or Turkish coffee) as the strong mix of finely ground coffee, sugar and water brought to the boil three times in a small copper cauldron and served immediately what the Greeks actually prefer is Nescafe or especially on a hot day a refreshing cold Frappé.
Frappé, which is a Greek Coffee. It can be served hot or cold and is often served with a glass of water. It is very popular in Greece and Cyprus, especially during the summer. Frappé has been called the national coffee of Greece, and is available at virtually all cafés. It is both refreshing and reviving and is made either using a shaker or a blender.
2 teaspoons instant coffee (usually Nescafe!)
• 1-2 teaspoons sugar
• 2 ice cubes
• 1/4 cup cold water
• 1/3 cup chilled milk
Place instant coffee, sugar, ice cubes and water in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well for 30 seconds, or until frothy. Stir in milk.
Often in cafes this will be served with the milk and sugar on the side for you to adjust to your own taste.