Greek Frappe & Authentic Italian Coffee (YYC)?
I am in search of Greek Frappes. I enjoyed them while in Greece and was hoping to find a place in Calgary that serves them. It's like a strong iced Americano with coffee at the base and brown foam on top (like the foam you'd see on freshly pulled espresso, just thicker). It's nothing like an Starbucks Frappucino or a milkshake.
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Better description on Wiki: http://coffee.wikia.com/wiki/Greek_fr...
But you see many more by putting "greek frappe" into Google and doing an image search.
I looked online at a few Greek restaurant's menus but no luck. Anyone?
While we're on the subject of coffee, has anyone who has been to Italy and experienced their coffee found anything as good in Calgary (to drink there or to go, not just the beans)? I am also on the hunt for this!
I miss those frappe's as well, I remember sitting on the harbour in Mykonos sipping one and watching the world pass by...
I've never seen them in Calgary but they are really easy to make (a friendly bartender showed me how on Paros), put 2T of nescafe instant coffee and sugar to taste in the bottom of a glass, add a SMALL amount of water then whiz it up using one of those hand held battery powered whisks (I use an AeroLatte) until it's frothy. Top it up with a little milk and some ice cubes. Close your eyes and dream of Paradise Beach!
The Greek Nescafe is spray-dried, rather than freeze-dried. It's slightly different tasting than Cdn Nescafe, and makes a better froth. Haven't lived in Calgary in several years, but there was a small mom & pop Greek Store on a street (maybe 8th?) near 17th Ave SW, that carried melamakarona and olive oils from different regions, and I'd expect they'd also carry the Greek Nescafe that's better for making Frappe. I also can find it at my local Great Canadian Superstore in Ontario (in the Greek/Mediterranean import section, not the coffee/tea section), but not sure whether the Superstores in Calgary carry it. Expect to pay close to $9 for a small can, maybe $14 for the larger can.