Arabic Coffee is an old tradition and habit of the Arab people as most people around the world. It’s their favorite beverage on a daily basis. Back in the old days it used to show a lot about people. It gives signs of generosity and hospitality because it was rare and so expensive and the making of it needs special tools. They had to roast it, grind it manually with grind stones and make it on the premises.
The main ingredients of the Arabic Coffee are lightly roasted Coffee Beans, Cardamom and Saffron..Sometimes people will add Cloves.
Coffee was discovered back in the 9th century in Ethiopia while a farmer was after his sheep and goats and find out when the animals eat that strange barry they start moving fast and jump all around. Do you know the top 10 countries producing coffee nowadays?
Cardamom is a sweet aromatic spice and is the fruit of a tropical plant related to the ginger family. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world.
Saffron by far the most expensive spice in the world, they call it the red gold. Each flower of saffron only has three stigmas it’s called threads, so if you want a gram of saffron you need about 150 flowers. It has to be picked up by hand very carefully and dried.
So to make Arabic Coffee you need to boil water and add about 2-3 tbsp of lightly roasted ground coffee and let it simmer for about 10 minutes and let it settle for a minute or so then you bring your coffee pot “Dallah” and add about a half of a tbsp of lightly ground cardamom and you add a pinch of saffron, pour the coffee to the pot and let it sit for 2 minutes. after that coffee is served with some dates and sweets in small cups.