قهوة عربية – Arabic Coffee

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قهوة عربية
Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee is typically made from lightly roasted coffee beans and هال cardamom. It is also common to add زعفران saffron for color and I’ve heard of some using a bit of ماء الورد rose water.

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I’ve noticed that the taste of Arabic coffee can be quite different depending on who has made it simply because people prefer different amounts of cardamom or ever different roasts of the actual coffee beans.

I remember the first time that I tried Arabic coffee I really wasn’t fond of it, but I think that it grew on me quickly and became this sort of ritual that I love. I associate having Arabic coffee with conversation, with sharing and with enjoying the company of others. It is not typically something that I would have while I am on my own.IMG-20140314-WA0006
Arabic coffee is made in the taller metal pots that you see here in this picture. The red and yellow pots are for tea. The smaller metal pots that you see in the middle are called دله dallah.

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After the coffee is made, it is poured into the دله dallah to be served.

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Often the دله dallah is kept near the fire or on hot coals.

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The coffee may also be poured into a thermos to be served and also to be kept warm.

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(This is a picture that one of my students sent to me.)

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Arabic coffee is served in a tiny cup called فنجال finjal. The cup is usually filled less than half full. This is so that it cools quickly.

I’m very sure that you will see another post in the future about Arabic coffee, but this is a little introduction. ان شاء الله God willing next time we meet we will share some Arabic coffee together.

الحمد لله


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