I had never heard of Arab coffee until Hassan came from Kuwait to stay with me. It’s drunk in very small amounts slightly more than an ounce or two, and really tastes more like a tea than coffee. The coffee is roasted extremely blonde, coarsely ground and then boiled for about 10 minutes with cardamom seeds. The light roast means hardly any caffeine is lost, which is why they drink it in such small amounts.
Just arrived at the Jabali, where we now have two lever machines to serve up hand-pulled shots.