Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Al Ula Hospitality

Arab hospitality is well known. It is common practice at events or hotels in Saudi Arabia that guests are greeted by a handsome well dressed young man serving Arabic coffee, called "qahwah."  Carrying the long spouted traditional Saudi teapot called "dallah," along with tiny serving cups, the "qahwahjee" (coffee server) offers the hot drink to guests.

Qahwah tastes nothing at all like American coffee. It is made using green coffee beans and cardamom.  The amount of cardamom is what makes the difference in the taste. I prefer it with a stronger cardamom taste.  

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

I have had a cup of Arabian coffee at an embassy event here. Quite strong, and preferable, actually to the swill that's served as coffee here.