Arabic coffee

Arabic coffee is a general name that refers to the two main ways coffee is prepared in many Arab countries: Turkish-style, and Saudi Coffee. The Turkish coffee brewing method is common in the Levant, but brewed without the addition of sugar. Cardamom is often added, or it is served plain قهوة سادة qahwah sādah (lit. “plain coffee“).

Unlike Turkish coffee, a very similar coffee preparation method, Arabic coffee is mostly served unsweetened. It is not uncommon for people to add sugar during preparation, though. Traditionally, Arabic coffee is prepared in a Dallah, and poured into demitasses.