Spiced Arabic CoffeeSeptember 29, 2015
Today is "National Coffee Day."
Or, as I call it, just another day.
In honor of this day when I drink lots of coffee (like usual), I'd like to share about my experience cooking spiced Arabic coffee I bought in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During a visit to the Spice Souk (market) in July, shop owner Ali treated me to numerous delightful smells and a few yummy samples of various items.
The smell of one item quickly caught my attention - the spiced Arabic coffee. In addition to ground coffee beans, it includes cardamom and saffron. The spices added to the price a bit since saffron is the world's most expensive spice and cardamom is third (guess I should add some vanilla to it for the trifecta).
I enjoy trying new coffees when I travel, so I had to grab some of this! (For other posts on coffee, check out my review of multiple Guatemalan coffees and my reflection on Cuban coffee.)