Monday, February 1, 2016

Coffee House: Arab Scene with Dallah

This is a very traditional Arab hospitality scene with cushions, Arab architectural design details, and a pretty Dallah teapot.  This was taken inside a traditional Saudi cafe in Jeddah.  Conversation is a very big part of Saudi society, and tea, coffee, and juice are always offered to guests.  Arabic coffee is called "Gahwa," and actually contains very little coffee in it.  One of the main ingredients in Gahwa is cardamom.  Gahwa is traditionally served in very tiny cups without handles.

Today is the first of the month, which means it's theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers.  City Daily Photo is an online community of photo bloggers from around the world,   sharing the wonders of their area of the world pictorially with   others.  Each month there is a different theme that CDP members can   participate in.  This month's theme is "Coffee House."  

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William Kendall said...

I have heard that the drinking of coffee or tea in the Middle East can be quite elaborate.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the exotic (to me) look of this place.

Merisi said...

Such beautiful, serene scene!
Thank you for taking part in this month's theme day,

LOLfromPasa said...

First time I am visiting you blog...very nice. Coffee looks good too :).

Dina said...

Nice. It must smell good with all that cardamon.
I have a pinch of hal/cardamon in my (instant) coffee every morning.