Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Coffee Server - in Jeddah

At all functions and events I have attended here in Saudi Arabia, there are always beautifully tailored, traditionally dressed men offering Arabic coffee to guests.  The Arabic coffee is called gahwa and the man serving it is called "gahwa jee." This was at an art event I attended a few years ago.

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William Kendall said...

He looks like he could have just been serving coffee to Lawrence of Arabia himself.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi William - Yes! These guys are at pretty much every event I have been to - and they always look smashing!

betty-NZ said...

How elegant to have coffee served this way!

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Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe said...

Gahwa also called Qahwa. So do you like it?

Here in India we have Qahwa made of green tea in place of green coffee as in Gahwa. Cardamons are an important ingredient in both. Kesar or saffron is another very important ingredient in Qahwa here. Both are high in anti oxidants and served with dry fruits.

We drink a lot of qahwa during winters.

Nice informative post Susie!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Betty - Thanks for stopping by! I always get excited to see how these guys are dressed. They always look so elegant.

Hi Monika - I have actually acquired a taste for gahwa now after many of years of trying it. I think the key for me is the amount of cardomom in it. My favorite is made by my sister-in-law. I find her version of gahwa more to my liking.