How to Brew an Authentic Arabic Coffee Recipe at Home

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Qahwa, or Arabic coffee, is an extremely popular traditional Arabic Coffee recipe. Qahwa, pronounced ‘Kah-vair’, means black in Arabic. The word comes from the black beans used to make the coffee. The coffee beans are hand-picked and roasted in the local area of Arab. They are then shipped to different parts of the world, mostly to Arab nations, where they are used to make the delicious drink that everyone loves!

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This is my favorite type of Arabic coffee recipe and I have it for many years. I first learned how to make this when I was studying in Denmark. I was lucky enough to live near a friend that had his own coffee roaster so I was able to learn how to make this myself. If you want to know how to make this very tasty drink, then you just need to know a few secrets! I won’t tell you how to make it exactly like my friend’s, instead, I will provide you with ideas that worked for me. You are going to want to boil the cardamom seeds, cardamom and ginger, together until they become a powder…

Then, you want to crush these seeds into a fine paste. You can do this by using a mortar and pestle. Now, add the sugar and water mixture and blend this well. Then, you want to take about 1 tablespoon of this mixture and add it to your cup of coffee.


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When it has completely brewed, you can add the saffron to the brew. You will want to boil this in a separate container before you grind the cardamom seeds and the grounded coffee into a fine paste. The final step is to boil the qahwa along with the sugar and water mixture and let it all steep together.

This is one of my favorite Arabic coffee recipes because you can taste the authentic Arabic flavor without having to use any of the expensive spices that we use in the United States. I also use fresh arabica beans from my farm in Kentucky that I pick off the trees each year. When brewing this, I prefer to use a French Press to keep the ingredients cold.

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Here’s another great Arabic coffee recipe that I recently discovered. In this recipe, you will roast five Arabic coffee beans along with half a cup of water. Then, use a strainer to remove about a teaspoon of beans from the water. Then, pour the coffee into a strainer and discard the excess water. When ready to serve, simply pour the beans into a pot or into individual cups.

Now here’s another Arabic coffee recipe that you can try in your own kitchen. You’ll need a small saucepan to heat up the water that you will boil the beans in. Once you have the water boiling, add a teaspoon of rock salt to the water. Bring the water to a simmer and then switch the cooking method up from normal to medium low. Cook the beans for about a minute, stirring constantly, until they are completely cooked.


For the last part of this recipe, it’s important to use a bit of oil in order to prevent the coffee from sticking to the sides of the pan. If you do not have any oil, try using lemon or lime juice instead. Then, place the saffron strands in the bottom of your cast iron kettle. Once the cardamom starts to stick to the sides of the pan, remove them and place the coffee in the kettle. Bring it to a boil again, add the oil and turn the burner on to high.

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