The history of coffee in Greece

The history of coffee in Greece has its roots in the period of the Turkish occupation when Greeks from Constantinople and Northern Greece were the first to know coffee together with the Turks. According to Alexandros Papadiamantis, the coffee habit spread after 1760 to the rest of Greece.

The "Beautiful Hellas" cafe on Aiolou Street was the luxurious hangout where captains, foreign diplomats, travelers, politicians and poets gathered to discuss the current affairs. Many mobilizations started from there.

At the beginning of the century there were no coffee shops so coffee shops and housewives bought raw green coffee and then roasted and ground it. The first specialty coffee shops, the so-called "kafepoieia" which were quickly renamed "kafekopetia", appeared at the beginning of the 20u century. Gradually, the Greeks who until then preferred Turkish coffee, renamed it "Greek coffee" and established it as the most loved coffee for many years.

In the 1920s, following an order from the "Great Britain" hotel, French coffee was introduced to Greece, to be followed a little later by the other types. In the 1930s, many coffee roasters were opened, but in the Occupation, due to a lack of the species, those that survived indulged in the processing of coffee substitutes (chickpeas, barley, lupine).

At the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki in 1957, the "frappe" (French for "whipped") was accidentally discovered, a sparkling coffee of Greek invention that became the most famous and beloved drink in Greece.

At the end of the 90s, espresso forcefully invaded coffee shops, while from 2000 it also entered Greek households, due to the promotion of home espresso machines with capsules. Despite this, the traditional Greek coffee remains first in preference with great acceptance by the new generations as well.

Η ιστορία του καφέ στην Ελλάδα

Within Attica

Product deliveries are made in the Prefecture of Attica through the Courier Center company within 1-2 working days. 

Outside of Attica

The products are delivered to the rest of Greece through the Courier Center company within 3-6 working days. The transport company Courier Center, in order to better serve deliveries outside Attica, cooperates with the company Speedex.

If your order cannot be successfully delivered to the address you stated, the transport company, in order to deliver the products better and faster, cooperates with the Clever Services company, which includes selected clever point stores in Greece with extended service hours, early in the morning until late at night, 7 days a week.

For purchases over €30, shipping costs are free. For purchases under €30, the shipping charge is €2.50. The cash on delivery service is available with a charge of €1. The following products are subject to an additional shipping charge due to volumetric weight. The final shipping cost is automatically calculated at check out.

"Lumidis Coffee Cutting" Gift Sets
Greek Coffee Kit Greek Coffee | Large 
Elliniko automatic coffee maker BEKO



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The above times are indicative. In any case, we do our best to ship your products as soon as possible. The company is not responsible for delays in the delivery of the order due to cases of force majeure such as strikes, severe weather etc. or in cases due to delays of the cooperating courier company.

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At this time, it is not possible to pick up an online order from a physical store or by any means other than the default courier service.