Unveiling the Mystery: What is a Frappe?

Whether youre a seasoned coffee connoisseur or a novice to the caffeinated culture, you may have been mystified by one delightful beverage that has been making waves in café culture, the Frappé. This frothy, iced-coffee beverage, a blend that lands somewhere between a milkshake and an iced coffee, has attracted attention for its unique preparation, delicious taste, and ability to offer a welcomed cooldown on a hot summer day.

Originating from Greece in the 1950s, Frappé is a simple yet intriguing mixture of instant coffee, sugar, water, and ice, all blended to create a frothy, refreshing drink. Its name, derived from the French word frappé, meaning hit or struck, seems to suggest the instant burst of flavor originating from the perfect blend of components that the drink offers. The preparation is one of the most fascinating aspects of a Frappé. Instead of brewing, instant coffee granules are mixed with sugar and a splash of water, and then shaken vigorously in a cocktail shaker or blended until an impressive froth is created. The blend is then poured over ice, served in a tall glass, and frequently finished off with cream or milk to taste.

An intriguing example of the Frappés popularity can be seen in one of Greeces most prominent Frappé hotspots, the bustling city of Thessaloniki. Here, locals can be observed savoring the beverage at all times of the day, regardless of the season. The drink has become so ingrained in Greek culture that its not uncommon to see Frappé stations set up at weddings! Internationally, several coffee shops and chains offer their variations of the drink, catering to their various audiences palates, ranging from the traditional coffee Frappe to other flavors such as mocha, caramel, or even matcha, revealing the Frappés exemplary versatility. However, it is undeniably the simple yet captivating traditional recipe, that unparalleled blend of froth, ice, and coffee, that continues to enthrall fans of the drink on a global scale.

In sum, the Frappé is more than just a beverage; its a sensory experience: the visually appealing froth, the tantalizingly cool feel of the glass holding the icy beverage, to the instant hit of the cool, caffeinated delight to your taste buds. It encourages you to slow down from your hectic routine, savor the simple joy of a well-blended drink, and just maybe, transport you momentarily to a peaceful Greek café on a warm summer day. The global appreciation for Frappé exemplifies our collective love for finding new and delightful ways to enjoy our beloved coffee.

Papua New Guinea ELIMBARI coffee beans, 200 g artisan coffee beans
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea ELIMBARI coffee beans, 200 g

15.00 €

ELIMBARI is a rare and exotic coffee grown in small farms in the CHUAVE region of Papua New Guinea, with a unique spicy and bitter taste. Roasted very dark, its flavor profile boasts notes of pomelo peel, nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate, and tobacco, making it a must-try for coffee lovers who enjoy bold flavors.


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