Wednesday 7 December 2016


Coffee: A way of life

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ThMediteranean Cosmos ThessalonikiDrinking coffee is by far one of the greatest pleasures for the Greeks. Our national drink probably costs more than it should, but lasts longer than anywhere else. The average time devoted to this beloved habit is at least 40 minutes; drinking coffee is kind of a ritual almost for every Greek. 85% of all Greeks drink coffee, whereas only 15% drink tea and 7% chocolate beverages.

ThMediteranean Cosmos ThessalonikiWhen it comes to coffee, the choices are many: greek coffee, frape, filtered coffee, espresso, cappuccino and so on... Each kind of coffee carries a different culture. Its own place, time and social dimension. The greek coffee is the traditional choice, the coffee of our parents in a way. On the other hand, instant coffee, such as frappe and nescafe, is the youth's choice.

Coffee tales; The discovery of Frappe Coffee

ThMediteranean Cosmos ThessalonikiDespite its French name (frappe = hit), the hallmark of the Modern Greek is a Greek invention. Inspirer is Dimitri Vakondios, employee in Nestle’s booth in Thessaloniki’s International Trade Fair of 1957.

He had the idea to use a shaker and cold water to make coffee. While shaking he soiled his suit, but within seconds he created the most popular coffee drink in Greece, which is now enjoyed throughout the year, both in summer and winter time...Frappe!

Take your time and enjoy your coffee in Thessaloniki. You will soon realize that coffee is actually a place, a meeting place of people who have inclination towards.. discussion! It is the ideal way to relax, enjoy your friends and make new ones!

 

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