In response to the Muslim travel ban, one way for us to navigate these times is to educate ourselves ― to learn what we can about the cultures of the nations that are affected and the surrounding areas. After all, food is the distillation of community and culture to its most basic form. We hope you’ll cook along with us in support.
If you’re tired of your daily coffee routine, let us make a suggestion: Give Arabic coffee a try. It’s strong, it’s free of sweeteners, and it’s beautifully fragrant thanks a heavy dose of cardamom.
Here’s the first thing you need to know about Arabic coffee: there are many variations on how to make it, about as many as there are nations where it’s enjoyed ― such as Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. But coffee culture runs deep in this region, so there are some constants. And that’s what we’re going to talk about here.
First, Arabic coffee is not brewed through a filter ― it is boiled.
Nawal Nasrallah, author of the cookbook