In Greece we have two kinds of Greek coffees and we would say that one has the name and the other has grace. The first is the so-called “Greek” and the second and far more young age in the “frappe”. The “Greek” they brought him in Greece
Ottomans in the beginning everyone was called “Turkish coffee”. After the fall of Constantinople, began as a reaction form as a patriotic expression to be called by the Greeks as “Greek coffee” and so it continues until today. The behavior is adopted and the companies operating the coffee in Greece and their packaging indicated as “Greek coffee”.
The “Greek” is made in a pot containing roasted coffee beans (ground) water and sugar (depending on preference). The pot comes to fire or ember and stir just before boil water when you start and “inflate” the coffee, remove the pot from the heat and the “Greek” is about us. Served hot in a small cup, usually accompanied by a loukoumaki, and at the end leaves a thick layer called coffee grounds. When delivering finished when the “Greek coffee” the dregs left in the cup disclose the fate of the man who drank coffee. Of course that they can “see” only people who are those in the know and have the ability to “tell your cup.”
Frappe and “Greek” consumed by too many Greeks, nowadays has found a serious competitor, it is coffee called “frappe”. The name comes from the French word meaning hit frappe. The coffee that is Greek conception and was first prepared in 1957. Its formation we in need of instant coffee brewing without hot water.
The “frappe” in contrast with the “Greek” drunk frosted. Inside a glass put a little water, instant coffee and sugar (depending on preference). Mix well with a mixeraki or shaker until the mixture was a creamy foam. Then add ice, fill with water and “frappe” is ready. Caution drunk with a straw and not directly from the glass.
It is also the most widespread coffee to tourists visiting Greece from foreign countries. This is because only in Greece can experience this type of coffee. Unlike the “Greek” can be found, of course with a different name, and in other Balkan and eastern countries.
These two coffees because not distillate considered “strong” and should not be consumed thoughtlessly.