Coffee with a long tradition
Coffee is consumed like tea throughout the day. Before, after and between breakfast (fatur), lunch (ghada) and dinner (‘asha) served.
- Bring 250 ml of water to the boil
- Remove from heat, add 3 tsp fine coffee powder and sugar to taste and stir.
- Boil 3 times and serve in small mocha cups.
Bitter coffee after Bedouin style. It is considered a symbol of hospitality. The coffee is drunk in a ceremony. The host or eldest son serves the guests coffee in the small mocha cups from a brass jug (Dallah) in a clockwise direction by age and status. After 3 cups of coffee, it is a polite to say “Daymen“. That means “always” and stands for: “May you always have the means to serve coffee“. This concludes the ceremony.