Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort

Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Arabic Coffee

Once was enough for me!

A really nice man stopped us in the lobby after brunch and invited us to try Arabic coffee.

Sure, I'm up for almost anything once. The gentleman explained that Arabic coffee is like a ritual. It is served in tiny handleless cups made of porcelain or china. He served us each a date first then pored the soft brown, cloudy coffee into our tiny cups. He then instructed us to take a bite of date then to sip the coffee (lime & tequila style minus the salt!). It's interesting, the date is sweet and the coffee is bitter so together they make an "interesting" taste in the mouth.

When finished with your coffee you have two options:
1) Hold your cup from the bottom and shake it to indicate that you would like a refill.
2) Hold your hand over the top of the cup to indicate that you've have just about as much fun as you can handle for one day! ;)

Great experience but I think I'll stick with my tall caramel latte for the time being!

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