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unveiling the rich tradition of arabic coffee with a modern twist

SAKI Team November 09, 2023
Unveiling the Rich Tradition of Arabic Coffee with a Modern Twist

Summary: Dive into the rich saga of Arabic Coffee with our latest blog. Discover how the electric Turkish coffee maker is your key to unlocking this aromatic treasure, blending ancient traditions with modern ease. Ready for an epic taste adventure? Click to learn how you can brew this storied elixir in the comfort of your home.

Hello, coffee lovers!

Today, we're on a flavorful journey to the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with tales of hospitality and heritage. Yes, we're talking about the legendary Arabic Coffee, or 'Qahwa' as it's affectionately known in its homeland—a brew steeped in tradition and warmth.

Now, you might be wondering, what makes Arabic Coffee so special? It's more than just a drink; it's a cultural icon, a gesture of welcome, and a ritual that has been passed down through generations. And the best part? You don't need to hop on a plane or even leave the comfort of your home to experience this. With the magic of an electric Turkish coffee maker, you can summon the essence of Arab tradition right into your mug!

The Art of Arabic Coffee: More Than Just a Caffeine Kick

Arabic Coffee is distinct, not just in flavor but in its method of preparation. Traditionally, it's made with high-quality, lightly roasted beans ground to a fine powder. The beans are often roasted with cardamom and sometimes saffron or cloves, creating a unique and aromatic blend.

The preparation starts with water in a dallah (a traditional coffee pot), heating slowly. Then, the coffee grounds are added to the water, allowing the mixture to simmer, never to boil. It’s a delicate dance of heat and timing, producing a coffee that’s gently potent, with layers of flavor unveiled in each sip.

But we live in a bustling world where time is as precious as our coffee ritual. This is where our nifty electric Turkish coffee maker comes to the rescue. It replicates the gentle heating process with precision, ensuring that your Arabic coffee maintains its authentic taste and soul, without the constant vigil at the stovetop.

Crafting Your Cup of Tradition with a Touch of Tech

Here's how you can use this ingenious device to make your own Arabic Coffee:


2 tablespoons of finely ground Arabic coffee
2 cups of water
1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom
A pinch of saffron or ground cloves for extra flavor (optional)
Sugar to taste (though traditionally, Arabic coffee is enjoyed without sugar)


  1. Pour the water into your electric Turkish coffee maker. If you're after an authentic experience, let's keep it unsweetened. If not, add sugar to your liking.
  2. Stir in the Arabic coffee grounds and ground cardamom (and saffron or cloves if you’re feeling adventurous).
  3. Switch on the coffee maker and let the magic happen. The machine will heat the mixture to the right temperature, ensuring it gets hot enough to extract all those magnificent flavors.
  4. As the mixture heats, a thick foam will form. Just before it rises to the occasion of spilling over, the coffee maker's automatic function will kick in, reducing the heat or switching off.
  5. Pour the coffee into a finjan (a small traditional cup), allowing the grounds to settle at the bottom of the cup.
  6. Serve and enjoy! Remember, sipping Arabic coffee is an experience to savor, not to rush.

A Note on Etiquette

If you ever find yourself serving Arabic Coffee the traditional way, remember to always serve your guests with your left hand holding the dallah with the thumb pointing to the top, and your right hand holding the cup. Your guests will receive and return the cup with their right hands, too. It’s a sign of respect and part of the coffee’s deep-rooted etiquette.

The Modern Day Aladdin’s Lamp for Coffee Lovers

Our trusty electric Turkish coffee maker is like a modern day Aladdin's lamp for coffee lovers. It invites you to experience the charm of old Arabian nights with the ease of the 21st century. With this tool in your kitchen, you're not just brewing coffee; you're reviving history with every cup.

So, whether you're a seasoned Qahwa sipper or new to this aromatic elixir, embrace the convenience of modern technology and let the electric Turkish coffee maker be your guide on this flavorful odyssey.

Intrigued? Delighted? Ready for a cup? Grab your electric Turkish coffee maker from our online store and embark on this aromatic adventure. Happy brewing!

Common Questions & Answers

Q: What is the difference between Arabic coffee and regular coffee?

A: Arabic coffee, often referred to as 'Qahwa,' is made from high-quality Arabica beans that are lightly roasted and finely ground, typically flavored with cardamom and sometimes other spices like saffron or cloves. It's usually served without milk and often without sugar, which differs from how regular coffee is frequently consumed. The brewing method is also unique, focusing on not boiling the coffee to preserve its delicate flavors.

Q: Can I use an electric Turkish coffee maker for Arabic coffee?

A: Yes, absolutely! An electric Turkish coffee maker is designed to replicate the slow brewing process essential for both Turkish and Arabic coffee. It controls the temperature to prevent the coffee from boiling, ensuring that you get that authentic taste and foam characteristic of a traditional Arabic brew.

Q: How do you serve Arabic coffee traditionally?

A: Traditionally, Arabic coffee is served in a small cup called a 'finjan'. It's poured from a special coffee pot known as a 'dallah' and is often accompanied by dates or small sweets. Etiquette dictates that you should serve with your right hand while holding the dallah with your left. It's customary to offer guests several refills, and shaking the finjan from side to side indicates you’ve had enough.

Q: Should I use green or black cardamom to make Arabic coffee?

A: If you want to make traditional Arabic coffee, it is best to use green cardamom. As opposed to black cardamom with a stronger and smokier flavor, green cardamom has a light and fresh flavor that pairs better with coffee.

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