20 Facts About Arabic coffee


Arabic coffee is a version of the brewed coffee of Coffea arabica beans.

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Culturally, Arabic coffee is served during family gatherings or when receiving guests.

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Arabic coffee is ingrained within Middle Eastern and Arab culture and tradition, and is the most popular form of coffee brewed in the Middle East.

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Arabic coffee is an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Arab states confirmed by UNESCO.

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Some historians believe Arabic coffee was introduced to the Arabian peninsula circa 675 AD.

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Arabic coffee is defined by the method of preparation and flavors, rather than the type of roast beans.

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Sometimes, the Arabic coffee is moved to a larger and more beautiful pour pitcher to serve in front of the guests, called Dallah.

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Arabic coffee is similar to Turkish coffee, but the former is spiced with cardamom and is usually unsweetened.

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The Arabic coffee is then poured directly from the "rakwe" into a small cup that is usually adorned with a decorative pattern, known as a finjan.

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Lebanese Arabic coffee is traditionally strong and black and is similar to the Arabic coffee of other Middle Eastern countries.

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Black, cardamom-flavored Arabic coffee, known as qahwah sadah, deeply ingrained in Jordanian culture.

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Much of the popularization of Arabic coffee is due to its cultivation in the Arab world, beginning in what is Yemen, by Sufi monks in the 15th century.

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Arabic coffee is a very small amount of dark coffee boiled in a pot and presented in a demitasse cup.

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Particularly in Egypt, Arabic coffee is served mazbuuta, which means the amount of sugar will be "just right", about one teaspoon per cup.

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However, in the Arabian Peninsula, Arabic coffee is roasted in such a way that the coffee is almost clear.

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Arabic coffee is usually served just a few centiliters at a time.

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The most common practice is to drink only one cup since serving Arabic coffee serves as a ceremonial act of kindness and hospitality.

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Arabic coffee has a prominent place in traditional Arab holidays and special events such as Ramadan and Eid.

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Arabic coffee reading, is similar to tea-leaf reading; the client is asked to consume strong fresh Arabic coffee leaving approximately a teaspoon of liquid in the cup.

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Arabic funerals gather families and extended relatives, who drink bitter and unsweetened coffee and restore the life and characteristics of the deceased.

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