Going for a coffee with a Greek...

Article published on Oct. 12, 2008
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Article published on Oct. 12, 2008
Actually "Going for a coffee" in Greece it means that for the next at least 2-4 hours you ll be outside with a friend talking..gossiping and of course looking to the other people. So take care when you propose to a greek person to go for a coffee!! More than taste, "going for a coffee" is the prefered by far social activity of the Greeks which explains why coffee is expensive in Greece.
2 kind of traditional coffees: "Φραπέ" / "frappé" / "shaken!!" Is the youngsters favourite and that is why Giorgos has named the greek babelblog "frappebabel". Promise to make to each of you next time we meet..but we are talking about a dynamite for the normal European stomach..no chance to sleep for the next 10 hours. Ah! do not forget that this is always COLD coffee. A usefull link to fully understand the point of view: http://www.frappenation.com/greek/frappe.html 2And a traditional homeroasting coffee named just "greek" which resembles to the turkish and the arab. Many old women like to "read the cup" in order to predict one' s future. Ladies and gentlemen would you like to order...