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    A while ago I had the privelidge to enjoy several delightful cups of Arabic coffee. Until then I thought that Aranbic and Turkish coffee were simillar or or at least related but it turns out they have nothing in common and are as alike as a good espresso and a cup of nescaffe. Turkish coffee is dark roasted and finely ground . Arabic coffee is lightly roasted; and I mean pre first crack, ground coarsely with cardamon and served without any grounds in the cup.  I dont know much about the preperation although I mean to find out.
    Can anyone shed some light on the business of making Arabic coffee???
    Cheers All...
    Bruce...

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    Re: Arabic Coffee is nothing like Turkish Coffee

    Coffee is prepared and served quite differently in the Middle East than in its western countries

    So I guess what you were served is just a variation
    Originally posted by 78484F595F3A0 link=1246789524/0#0 date=1246789524
    Turkish coffee is dark roasted and finely ground
    Turkish coffee is not traditionally dark roasted
    However it is finely ground to talcum powder consistency

    I am willing to learn more but only from an authentic source

    KK

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    • #3
      Re: Arabic Coffee is nothing like Turkish Coffee

      Originally posted by 7F5B525251516B7F5B47595B340 link=1246789524/1#1 date=1246791918
      Coffee is prepared and served quite differently in the Middle East than in its western countries

      So I guess what you were served is just a variation
      Originally posted by 78484F595F3A0 link=1246789524/0#0 date=1246789524
      Turkish coffee is dark roasted and finely ground
      Turkish coffee is not traditionally dark roasted
      However it is finely ground to talcum powder consistency

      I am willing to learn more but only from an authentic source

      KK

      KK so how goes the day... Mine has been good and crap... Not feeling well and 101 PM as to all the stuff I had 4 sale...

      While I have my own thoughts as to Turkish and some local twists..

      What do you say to the following, as a authentic source Vs local thoughts and assumptions...

      1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_coffee

      2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_coffee

      I recon wiki has it on the button...

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      • #4
        Re: Arabic Coffee is nothing like Turkish Coffee

        Hi KK. Ill do my best to get to the bottom of it all.
        Cheers...
        Bruce..

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        • #5
          Re: Arabic Coffee is nothing like Turkish Coffee

          Well wiki has it right on the Turkish Coffee
          However it is incomplete on the Arabic Coffee with regards to a descriptive way to make it

          Originally posted by 416E6765724D616E6167656D656E74000 link=1246789524/2#2 date=1246793018
          KK so how goes the day... Mine has been good and crap... Not feeling well and 101 PM as to all the stuff I had 4 sale...
          Well its a rest day for me today
          I have done absolutely nothing today but drink coffee on regular intervals during the day had a couple of snacks and walked the dog

          Thought about roasting some beans today but that can wait until next week
          The roaster can knock off large batches if need be :


          Ok back on topic now
          Does anyone have hands on experience with Arabic Coffee (is there a difference to Turkish style) please respond

          My experience is limited to the Turkish style

          KK


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Koffee_Kosmo View Post
            Well wiki has it right on the Turkish Coffee
            However it is incomplete on the Arabic Coffee with regards to a descriptive way to make it



            Well its a rest day for me today
            I have done absolutely nothing today but drink coffee on regular intervals during the day had a couple of snacks and walked the dog

            Thought about roasting some beans today but that can wait until next week
            The roaster can knock off large batches if need be :


            Ok back on topic now
            Does anyone have hands on experience with Arabic Coffee (is there a difference to Turkish style) please respond

            My experience is limited to the Turkish style

            KK
            Dug up this old thread on a search so apologies for bumping but I think I have something to add.

            Saying "Arabic coffee is..." is like saying "European food is...".

            There are many different ways coffee is prepared in Arab countries. What you are referring to specifically is likely a Saudi / Yemeni style coffee.

            This coffee is indeed made from a green bean, which is very lightly roasted, ground and 'stewed' rather than dark roasted, ground and brewed like Turkish coffee. Often cardamom is added for aroma and flavour. It is served hot and often with a date on the side for sweetness. The caffeine concentration is high being a very lightly roasted bean. It is common to see a young boy by a cart serving this coffee with dates in the lobby of a hotel if you visit countries in the Arab peninsula or Gulf.



            Read more about it here: Saudi Qahwa | Ya Salam Cooking

            In other Arab countries, what is often referred to as "(Q)ahwa Turki" (Turkish coffee) is sometimes referred to as Arabic Coffee in English speaking countries. This is the Turkish (and "Greek") coffee you are used to, however often a cardamom pod (1 per cup / sometimes ground cardamom) is added to the coffee when brewing.

            Hope that helps.
            Last edited by catbeans; 3 May 2018, 01:26 PM.

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