How to Make the Perfect Arabic Coffee

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Arabic coffee is one of the strongest coffees out there, since it’s usually consumed without any milk (and even sugar sometimes). It originates in Yemen in the 15th century and is consumed mostly in the Mediterranean region.

This coffee is guilt-free since it contains barely any calories and it also contains Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and hair. Arabic coffee is more spice based and can contain many other ingredients besides coffee beans.

Grind the Beans First

You can easily grind the coffee with a coffee grinder as coarse as you like. Some people prefer finely grounded coffee beans, so it’s entirely up to you. Both methods would yield the same result in taste – just a different texture.

Crushed Spices

In a mortar and pestle, crush cardamom seeds and sticks of cinnamon for a fuller flavor. Alternatively, you can grind these spices in the coffee grinder, turning both into powder.

Cooking the Coffee

Heat the water in the dallah (coffee pot) and let it warm up for a few seconds. Add the coffee beans and cook for 30 seconds. Don’t let the coffee overboil, since it will give it a stronger and bitter flavor. Add the spices in afterward and then strain to remove the floating pieces. There you have it, delicious Arabic coffee.

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