Time flows slowly on the island, we have nowhere to hurry to, so there is nothing better than laying back and relaxing by the sea with a cold frappe!
Cypriots drink coffee in the morning, the afternoon and the evening and you will be offered coffee wherever you go – since it’s actually somewhat of a welcoming ritual in Cyprus!
Frappe, is a foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee. It is very popular in Cyprus, especially during the hot summer temperatures.
The drink traditionally originates from Greece, where it was invented accidentally by Dimitris Vakondios at the 1957 International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki. Nestlé was introducing a new chocolate beverage for children that was produced instantly in a shaker at the time. During a break, Vakondios wanted to have his regular Nescafé Classic but he could not find any hot water, so he mixed the coffee with cold water in a shaker – and there was the frappe!
How we drink it:
“glikos“, sweet (two teaspoons of coffee and four teaspoons of sugar)
“metrios” ,medium (two teaspoons of coffee and two teaspoons of sugar)
“sketos“, plain (two teaspoons of coffee and no sugar)
“mavros“, black, all water
“Ligo Gala” , a bit of milk
“Olo Gala“, all Milk
And as for those who want to spice things up a little bit, different kinds of liquors are sometimes used, as well as chocolate milk or a ball of vanilla ice cream. The possibilities are endless!
Nescafé Frappé is also exported to multiple European countries, including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Bulgaria, the USA and Australia – and we are not surprised that the love for frappe is spreading!