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Why Do Greeks Try to See Their Fortune in a Coffee Cup?

The reading of fortunes in the grinds of a Greek coffee cup is a tradition that runs for centuries, making coffee cup reading an act that ranges from a few minutes of fun to great (or ominous) expectations for...

Frappe or Freddo: The Battle of the Famous Greek Iced Coffees

The Frappe and the Freddo are more than just iced coffee drinks in Greece: they are a lifestyle! Drinking iced coffee all year round is something that the Greek people savor. Summer is officially over and fall is in full...

Greek Coffee Rituals Remain at the Heart of Everyday Life

Greeks consume 5.5 kilos of coffee annually per capita, putting the country into 15th position in a global list of top coffee drinkers. Probably one of the most important traits of modern Greek society, coffee is not just part of...

Bring A Bit of Greece Home With You With These Iconic Greek Snacks

Greece is a million things, and delicious iconic Greek snacks is one of the best things you can bring home as a perfect holiday souvenir

Here's Another Reason why Drinking Greek Coffee is Good for You

Drinking a cup of Greek coffee each day transports you to Greece. The aroma, as well as the technique of boiling the finely ground coffee beans, all of it represents a quintessential Greek cultural experience. But, did you know...

Why Do Greeks Boil Their Coffee?

There's no doubt that Greek coffee remains one of the country's best known culinary traditions but -- in these days of instant coffee and Nespresso machines -- why do Greeks stick with this early method? Coffee first entered Asia Minor...

Young Greeks' Coffee-Cup Campaign Tackles Plastic Trash

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Greeks love their daily coffee, so much so that they go through an estimated 300 million plastic takeaway cups of the stuff every year. Sadly, this is taking a punishing toll on the environment, as the vast majority of...

New Phone App Offers Coffee Cup Reading, Greek Style

A new smart phone application is offering Greeks the opportunity to have their coffee cup read online, adding another entry to the Greek entrepreneurship book. So, if you want your fortune read from the comfort of your home, or while...

5 Best Traditional Coffee Houses in Greece

There are still several coffee houses in Greece, hidden in picturesque squares and narrow streets, that have remained intact in time, generously offering locals and foreign visitors all those cultural and social elements necessary in order to get familiar with the...

Traditional Greek Coffee Still a Firm Favourite Despite New Varieties on Offer

Greece's traditional 'boiled' coffee - known in the country as Greek coffee - remains a firm favorite within the country of avid coffee drinkers and continues to hold its own against 'newcomers' like espresso or cappuccino, the head of...