Syria

Coffee since the 16th century

☕ Traditional Preparation

Even though tea is drink number 1 today, there is a pronounced coffee culture in Syria.
It is served as a sign of hospitality when leaving a restaurant or ending a visit. In any case, you drink coffee in company. If you get a coffee, you say thank you with the word “daïmé”, which means “forever”.

Arabic Coffee / Turkish Coffee

You can order the coffee without sugar (murrah), little sugar (mazboutah) or very sweet (hilweh).
Unsweetened coffee is drunk only at funerals

The Syrian preparation always leaves some coffee grounds in the pot. It is used either as a fertilizer or for the care of the hands.
The coffee grounds remaining in the cup are tipped onto the saucer and read out the future.

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