Arabic Coffee

I have always loved the thick and dark Arabic coffee since I first tasted it years ago. Unfortunately the Saudi coffee (which I love just as much) is what is served throughout Saudi so when I want this type I have to make it myself. I have been using this same simple recipe for years. Coffee has such a special place in the Gulf; it’s a big part of the heritage after all. Throughout Saudi on Ramadan you will see lighted dullah decorations, dullahs are all over Emirati coins and also used widely when speaking on the Gulf. You can check out my Saudi Coffee post on the etiquette of serving Arabic coffee. Adding rose water and saffron is not an everyday habit with Arabic coffee. It’s reserved for special events like weddings or guest but it’s nice to have every once in a while.

I just recently was gifted this beautiful dullah and matching fanajeens aren’t they lovely? They are from an amazing shop here in Riyadh named Aura. For those that live here they have a shop in Panorama Mall. You can check out their Facebook page here to see the entire awesome decor they have. I am in love with every single thing they have; it’s all so luxurious, modern yet traditional

3 cups cold water
3 cracked cardamoms
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
3-4 tablespoons Arabic coffee, coarsely ground
Pinch saffron (optional)
1 teaspoon rose water (optional)
1. In a saucepan on high heat add water and cardamoms. When
The water is about to boil (bubbles below the surface) add the coffee. Stir for
1 minute.
2. Allow to boil for 2 minutes, making sure coffee does not
boil over.
3. Add the ground cardamom into the dullah if using rose
water or saffron also add those.
4. Place a strainer over dullah and carefully pour coffee
not allowing the thick part. Add cardamoms. Cover dullah allowing coffee to sit.

13 Responses to Arabic Coffee

  • Muneera says:

    Thank you so much for posting this!! I looooove Arabic Coffee!! Can you also post the Saudi Coffee that is light green?

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    Forget the coffee just look at that beautiful dullah set, I love it! :)

  • Noor says:

    Thank you sweetie now you know I am the same way with kitchen items as you so I am over the moon lol :)

  • From Yeast to Zest says:

    I wouldn’t know what to do with it I bought these turquoise Turkish cups that are just beautiful at Danube (sure you’ve seen them) and I have no idea what to make to use for a pic. lol… I’m a nerd!

  • Noor says:

    I ALWAYS want to look at Danube but dh hates stuff like that so I never get to lol. Are the coffee or tea cups? I am sure you know so many nice Moroccan drinks also you could use them in a picture for any sweets you make.

  • muslimathome says:

    Oh I love Arabic coffee!

    That’s a beautiful dullah set. Do you know if it can be ordered online and shipped to the US?

  • Noor says:

    MM I love it too and thank you so much. Go to their facebook page I have linked up there and contact them inshAllah.

  • Asmaa @ Bake It... says:

    Salam alaikum,
    Beautiful dullah set I really like how it’s modern yet traditional like you said mashAllah they were nice to give you it as a gift, have you had the opportunity to have your in laws over to serve them with it? Your mil is bound to love it

  • Noor says:

    Thank you all so much and yes the dullah is beautiful <3 Asmaa I know my mil will love it.

  • sparklydatepalm says:

    How funny, I came across this post through Google. I was given Emirati qawha as a present when I left Dubai last year but as I don’t like coffee I brought it home. My brother made it but then we thought we should check on google for the quantities of the mix to water! Love the dullah! I have a set of coffee cups but no dullah to match.

    • Noor says:

      You do not like coffee WHAT? lol Thank you that is my favorite dullah set I also have the tea set and bukhoor holder to match.

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