October 7: National Frappe Day

chocolate-frappeHappy National Frappé Day!

I’m not much of a coffee drinker myself, so I had to look this up to be sure what it is. Apparently, a frappé is made by blending instant coffee, sugar, and water into a foam. Then cold water, ice, and, sometimes, milk are added, occasionally with another flavor such as chocolate, caramel, or amaretto.

At the 1957 International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, the Nestle booth was exhibiting an instant chocolate milk drink to attendees. During his break, worker Dmitris Vakondios couldn’t find any hot water to mix with his instant coffee, so he used the shaker with some cold water and ice instead. Thus, the frappé was born, and Greek cafes have never been without since.

“If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning,
it will be taken as a curse.”

Proverbs 27:14

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