Coffee is integral to Arab hospitality, and its traditions are authentic to the region’s heritage. As a result, Arabic coffee is inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity.

Coffee And Heritage

Arabic coffee symbolizes the generosity and hospitality so highly valued in Emirati society to the extent that it is firmly ingrained in Emirati tradition, reflecting this beverage’s cultural importance.

Emirati & GCC Qahwa

Emirati / GCC coffee “Qahwa” is made from roasted coffee beans lightly or intensely from 165 to 210 degrees Celsius, and cardamom and sometimes saffron and cinnamon are added to it, and coffee is a traditional drink in the Emirati and Arab heritage in general. Traditionally, it is roasted at home, ground, fermented, and served in front of guests. It is often served with dates or dried fruits. Emirati and Arabic coffee is generally known by the method of preparation and flavors, not by the type of roasted coffee. Arabic coffee is unfiltered, boiled coffee that is made black. No sugar is usually added, and they are served in small cups without handles, called finjān.
QAHWA Arabian Senses