Brewing the perfect Arabic coffee is an experience to savor. Here is our simple step-by-step method to help you create an amazing cup of coffee while building the aroma and intensifying the flavors.
•400 ml water
•2 tablespoons of freshly ground Yemeni Arabica coffee
•½ tablespoon of ground cardamom
•A pinch of saffron
•A pinch of cinnamon
•1 tablespoon of distilled rose water
•Dates or halwa (optional; to be served with coffee)
•Wooden spoon or cinnamon stick to stir the liquid
•Coffee pot or dallah
•Traditional Arabic coffee cups
1.Gently warm the water in the pot or dallah over a gentle heat and add the saffron so that it floats on the surface.
2.When the water starts to bubble gently, add the ground coffee and ground cardamom.
3.Stir the liquid gently using a wooden spoon until the coffee begins to boil and release its spiced aroma.
4.Once the coffee begins to boil strongly, remove it from the heat and let it rest for a moment.
5.Return the pot to low heat for 5 more minutes.
6.Add cinnamon and keep the pot on low heat for an additional.
7.Remove the pot from the heat, add rose water and allow the liquid to stand for 5 minutes to calm its heat and settle before serving. Arabic coffee should never be so hot as to burn your tongue or require you to blow across its surface to cool it down.
Serve the coffee in traditional Arabic coffee cups with fresh dates or halwa for an authentic Arabic experience.