Frappé coffee (also Greek frappé or Café frappé) (Greek: φραπές, frapés) is a foam-covered iced coffee drink made from instant coffee (generally, spray-dried).[1] It is very popular in Greece and Cyprus, especially during the summer, but has now spread to other countries. The frappé became a hallmark of the post war outdoor Greek coffee culture though strictly speaking, the the word frappé is a recent loanword in Greek, itself hailing from the Old French verb fraper "to hit, strike". [2]

In French, when describing a drink, the word frappé means shaken or chilled; however, in popular Greek culture, the word frappé is predominantly taken to refer to the shaking associated with the preparation of a café frappé.