The Saudi coffee have gained it’s reputation in the middle east, while it fame reached all parts of the world.
From the time coffee was discovered, according to historians, by one of the Ethiopian shepherds until it arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Today, coffee has become a symbol of generosity in Arab culture. It also has its own taste and elegance that differs from any other coffee recipe in the world
The history of coffee
While the world celebrates International Coffee Day on October 1st every year, coffee remains a milestone in the history of many people on Earth.
The history of coffee dates back to the 10th century and perhaps earlier according to a number of reports and legends regarding the first people to use it. It is believed that the original home of coffee was from Ethiopia. The oldest proven evidence of drinking coffee or knowing the coffee tree is from the fifteenth century in Sufi monasteries in Yemen. By the sixteenth century it had reached the rest of the Middle East, southern India, Persia, Turkey, the Horn of Africa, and North Africa. Then coffee spread to the Balkans, Italy and the rest of Europe, to Southeast Asia and then to the United States of America.
How is Saudi coffee made?
Saudi coffee is prepared from medium to high roasted coffee beans. It is boiled with water to the required degree between light golden and brown. No sugar is added to it. According to the special recipe, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, or cloves may be added to it. It is served in a pot and a cup specially designed for enjoyment. With Saudi coffee, fill the bottom of the cup with a small amount, unless you want otherwise, and to break the bitterness, it is served with dates or sweet recipes.
Saudi coffee and regional differences
The taste of Saudi coffee varies slightly depending on the region and the customs associated with its preparation. The further north we go, the coffee tends to have a darker color, while the coffee husk is used instead of coffee beans to prepare the coffee, which gives the lighter color and different flavor in some regions of the south. The appropriate time for drinking coffee varies, as there are some people like to drink coffee during the day and some people late, and the afternoon is the most common time. Cafes have spread in Saudi Arabia that serve coffee with sweets and various flavors, creativity in highlighting the hospitality and authentic culture that is linked to the smell and taste of rich Saudi coffee.
Is Saudi coffee high in caffeine?
Yes. However, you will drink small amounts at a time. “Coffee produced in southern regions tends to have less caffeine,” says Al-Muhanna. “While many coffee-drinking countries focus on consuming coffee in the early part of the day, Saudis may drink coffee late at night.” In the afternoon before sunset, to recharge after a long day,” says Al-Muhanna.