November 18, 2019 100

How to make Arabic Coffee | Qahwah Arabiya

How to make Arabic Coffee | Qahwah Arabiya

Welcome to Bayt Bushra. I’m Bushra and this is my home. Today we’re going to solve the mystery that is Arabic coffee. [music] Basically the confusion comes from
no real, concrete measurements. And if you’ve had it your whole entire life,
and your parents make it and your mom makes it and your grandma makes it and your dad
makes it, whatever. Then you probably just adopted their measurements
which is something like 3 cups of the turkish coffee (cup) a small teaspoon or a big tablespoon
or a heaping teaspoon or whatever. For me and other people who don’t have any
sort of foundation for the correct measurements for coffee, I am here to help. Is it Arabic coffee or is it Turkish coffee? Well from the research that I’ve made it’s
kind of all the same. If you’re in Turkey, you’re going to call
it Turkish coffee. If you go to any Arab land you’re going to
call it Arabic coffee. If you go to Greece, you’re going to call
it Greek coffee. Whatever you choose to call it, I’m going
to teach you how to make it today. I typically have my coffee in a cup this size — which I measured the water that goes in here. This makes half a cup. The traditional Turkish coffee cup like this
one measures a third cup. Usually I measure my water in the cups depending
on how many cups you’re going to make. Today I’m making enough for two people because
I’m inviting you along to have this cup of coffee with me. So I’m going to put two cups of water plus
half a cup into my … coffee pot. Arabic coffee pot looks like this. You don’t have one of these, you can just
use a traditional pot. Also, you’re going to need a plate that fits
on top of your coffee pot. You’re going to need some sugar and you’re
going to need some coffee. In Arabic this is called ‘Bin’. If you don’t have any traditional Arabic coffee,
what you’re going to do is you’re going to take the darkest roast coffee that you can
find in the store. Grind that up until it’s almost the same consistency
as powdered sugar. It has to become a powder. [music] A couple of things you need to remember
is that the sugar and the coffee need to boil with the water. It doesn’t work if you put the sugar or the
coffee after the water has boiled. Or if you put boiling water over the coffee
grounds. You can totally omit the sugar in this recipe. The amount of sugar for this recipe is actually what
we say in Arabic as ‘wasat’. Which is just a medium strength sugar. This is going to come to a rolling boil. This foam right here, to me, is the most delicious
part of the coffee. I don’t like to get rid of it too much so
I only boil my coffee once over and you’ll see what I mean by that. This is going to boil and the coffee is going
to rise, the trick is to lift the pot before the coffee totally boils over. You can return it to the heat a couple of
times. I would say a maximum of three or four times. But I like to keep this foam on top. It’s so rich and creamy. And here it is; it’s coming to a boil. This is the most exciting part. Do not leave your coffee pot on the stove
unattended. Alright. [boiling] I’m turning this off. Place this lid here. I’m just going to remove from the heat. So that’s it really! You have successfully created a brew of Arabic
coffee. It’s very simple. The trick was always to find the correct ratios. If you have your friends over and you’d like to surprise them with something cool, make them this Arabic coffee. I guarantee they’ll be excited. Let me know in the comment section below if
you’re the kind of person that has a small cup or a big cup of coffee every day. I don’t have this every day but when I do
usually take the bigger cup. Although you can never say no to these cute
little cups. They’re so cute. It warms you from the inside. Subscribe to the channel if you haven’t already
and let me know what video you’d like to see next. I’m just switching between coffees. SO PERFECT. Quick note: when you reach the bottom, the
grounds will have settled there. You’re actually NOT supposed to eat those. I hope you liked this video about Arabic coffee. It’s short and simple and sweet and fantastic and it will keep you up for the rest of the day. [music] When I visited Jordan last I realized
that you were always served coffee right when you got to someone’s house as a ‘Welcome to my house! Here have some coffee!’. And then, the host was trying to tell you
it’s time for you to leave. ‘Good bye. Peace be with you.’ That’s when they give you another cup of coffee. That’s your cue: drink your coffee and get out.

100 Replies to “How to make Arabic Coffee | Qahwah Arabiya”

  • sana batliwala says:

    Nice n plz share sum local everyday food

  • hello says:

    Ooohhh gurl that coffee looks rich ???

  • Adrienne Gomez says:

    In Syrian culture, do people 'read' the coffee grounds left in the cup to tell the drinker's future? I ask because I had a Persian friend who's aunt would turn the grounds over on the saucer to do a reading and I wanted to know if this was a common practice throughout the middle east.

  • S.M. Tabish Zafar says:

    bro! its similar to black coffee

  • el druida says:

    In Costa Rica, we serve our coffee in large mugs 🙂

  • Cece G says:

    Thank you for making this video!

  • Anas Ibn dawood says:

    Nice video and great advice !

  • malsadig says:

    Why the small saucer “ plate”? What’s the idea behind it? Thanks

  • nikos t says:

    it's almost the same but different…
    Greek coffee is different because it's blonde, it's not so dark as turkish or arabic coffee…
    plus the method is a little bit different, greeks never boil coffee and they don't put it in hot water but cold and then they brew it.

  • Don Davenport says:

    Coffee is coffee drink the shit and get on with your day

  • Boss says:

    It’s really pretty

  • mian isbah rehman says:

    thanks a lot for your videos, please keep uploading.  and i have had one of the arabic coffee/gahwa that had green cardamom in it. can you please help with that one as well. many thanks in advance sister.

  • 4touchdowns1game says:

    Why dont they just say im going to bed?

  • ⚔️King of my Castle⚔️ says:

    I drink it Bedouin style with no sugar but dates and with some aroma of frankincense possibly with Bedouin poetry recitation in the background…… I m not kidding

  • kenshin 85 says:

    Well that's turkish coffee. Not arabic coffee or qahwa

  • faizan sayed says:

    Where is cardamom,clove and saffron…its Turkish coffee sister. Errrerrr

  • Robert Corbell says:

    Having been to a couple of the cafes downtown in Springfield, MO when still in college, a town known for its sizable population of people from India and the Islamic world along with the rest of Asia (one of the biggest in the Midwestern US, in fact), "Turkish" or "Arabic" coffee is something I've tried and enjoyed quite a bit. The Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese method it seems (the places I went to boiled it at your table over a little burner for show) is to stop the boil just before the creamy part gets ruined like you do, but repeat the process twice more while giving it a roughly twenty second rest with the saucer on top of the pot between boils. They say it makes it stronger. They also like to use brown sugar for theirs, too. Plus some add a spoonful of cream atop the creamy part we both like depending on if you want it or not (the latter is a Greek thing, although Indians do it with chai). Pretty good and reminds me of espresso with an added tangy sweetness, although quite strong and in the right amounts not for the faint of heart or stomach. Good stuff. 🙂


    1 cup is not enough for since i made this I usually drink 4 to 6 cups daily this stuff is seriously addictive and am not an Arab



  • حذيفة العذري القضاعي says:

    that is not arabic coffe this is turkish coffe >

  • Alma Marques says:

    Brazilian do that too ? My Mother did coffee exactly like that , except she allows it to settle for sometime, before pouring it into another Mug to be Served.
    It was Delicious ?

  • Alma Marques says:

    They Greet you with a very small cup of Very bitter black coffee, But sweet …

  • Muhammad Adnan says:

    Assalam o Alaikum ☺
    Thnk uuu soo much dear sis…
    Its amazing to with making coffee…
    I will try it… InshaAllah

  • makhnist says:

    Thanks for demystifying 🙂

  • CherJo'Klé {Vivre À Son Meilleur} says:

    YESS! Thank you so much for sharing the link to the coffee you use. I can't wait to try your recipe. Shukran Do you have a link for the sugar you use? =)

  • Riyaz Nepal says:

    Masha Allah thanks sister teach for coffee

  • JoJo Mama says:

    My coffee pot is made of copper or brass,it belonged to my parents…never seen a stainless steel one but I like it!

  • Cjinglaterra says:

    Love this stuff, but never made it myself. Mom makes it occasionally. Learned from our Lebanese neighbor when I was a baby.

  • Melony says:

    I have wondered about this for some time after reading several historic novels that reference Turkish coffee. Cuban coffee is rather similar. The recipe was great but the coffee culture bit about the second cup meaning "go home" is my favorite bit.

  • Fatty says:

    It’s called middle eastern coffee

  • Mickey Bauer says:

    I'm from Bosnia and my whole life i was boiling water and sugar first, then i take it off the heat, add coffee, stir and return to heat till it rises but don't let it boil over. It still tastes and smells amazing and it has rich cream.
    Oh, i also grind my own coffee with the old fashioned manual grinder and it releases the amazing aroma of freshly ground coffee – it's twice the fun and act like the appetizer =)

    Also Turkish tradition is to make it in the copper cezve.

    I'll have to try it like this. It looks like this is how to properly make it the way you did. Turks and Greek also make it the same way.

  • omfriend says:

    Saudi preparation is totally different

  • Marie Lawson says:

    So you leave the grounds in it? Or is it like an instant coffee?

  • banding lover says:


  • Monty says:

    As a Greek,i would say you removed the coffee 5 seconds too late. also the pot should better be thinner

  • John Gulyas says:

    When I was deployed to north Africa I would drink this coffee and it was THE BEST! Of course, as an American who didn't know any better, the first cup I ever had I made the mistake of stirring it and taking a sip when I got close to the bottom. I think the shop owners purposely don't tell people not to stir it so they can get their daily laugh.

  • Moinak Sengupta says:

    I am from India, i drink black coffee every morn….U kill the taste of coffee with milk, have it black always

  • Mohsin Ali says:


  • Abdulaziz Alnasser says:

    this is not arabic coffee :/

  • David Brown says:

    Because she converted to Islam, it doesn't mean she has to adapt all Arabic fragments. Islam doesn't have nothing to do with Arabic culture.

  • Nousheen1979 Tabassum says:

    Hi bushra m from Pakistan n loved to watch ur channel

  • Friendly Rashid says:

    I love arabic ghawa

  • Tzivia Margolis says:

    Wow so very cool bushra darling will have to try one day thanx so much for sharing and happy jumma Mubarak Kareem enjoy your weekend cheers

  • Jerry Hunt says:

    This video is very helpful thanks alot Bushra keep it up

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  • Tazeen Tungekar says:


  • Anju Annu says:

    Ur coffee is nice …..thank you

  • sana raheem says:

    Isnt gahwa supposed to be green?

  • Amr Faham says:

    Hi, thank you very much for your video . I am Syrian and I lived in Turkey and allow me to say that Syrian and Turkish Coffee are completely different in taste. Turkish coffee is made our of medium roat coffee, the do not add cardamom, while Syrian coffee is dark roast Arabica bean and cardamom is essential. Please go to a Turkish restaurant and ask for coffee and you ill notice the difference.


  • Kiumars [Iranian Kurd] says:

    It is actually Yemeni coffee. It was picked up by Arabs and Turks later. Yemen is the World's Original Coffee Producer and its coffee is the best quality coffee in the world, and currently costs $500 per Kilo. Coffee does not grow in Arabia or Turkey or Greece

  • zahoor khan says:


  • Sheikh moula Moula says:

    maasha Alla

  • laila isax says:

    Its Arabic coffee the Turks just look at the history

  • Disconnected Roamer says:

    I was introduced to this yesterday by my emirati friend, it's so good

  • Laurie Borbon says:

    Thank you for inviting us to your home❤️

  • Karwan Geo says:

    Bun AL aameed the worst type of Arabic coffee.. And why pple add suger to the coffee ???☕☕?

  • Ashfaq Ahmed says:

    Arabic coffee and ghawa both are same??

  • Abdullah Abdullah says:

    This is Turkish Coffee not real Arabic!!! Arabic coffee which belongs to Arabic tribes in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Jordan !

  • Manik Ahmed Manik says:

    Yes very easy to make Arabic coffee very simple ideas

  • Nawaf Al says:

    No. This is Turkish coffee. Arabic coffee is not black. It is yellow, made with saffron, cloves or cardamom. Never neither, never black.
    It is the type made in the gulf regions. Egyptian/Syrian/Lebanese coffees are the same as Turkish coffee and are not called Arabic internationally, because they are considered a type of Turkish coffee.

  • Murad Elkhatib says:

    coffee with sugar is not coffee at all .

  • giorgos simadopoulos says:

    Same with Greek and Turkish coffee with the way you doin but basically all these coffees comes from Arabia peninsula places first coffee also it’s been discovered in Ethiopia by a shepherd
    Good coffee Thanks for the video

  • Anabel Flores says:


  • Sudha Shashi says:

    Don’t you strain it before drinking?

  • Human Being says:

    Drinking qahwa while watching

  • Nabila Nabila says:

    Plz show arabic shae….

  • Harry Nelson says:

    I’ll stick the kettle on and let the water do the work ? seriously want to buy and learn these methods, what’s the differences if you drink after one boil or 4th? that blue and gold set is so beautiful ?????

  • Killer Lullaby says:

    Wtf isn't that the Turkish coffee?

  • Caitin Pendley says:

    A lot like cowboy coffee.

  • Caitin Pendley says:

    Big big cup lol

  • عبدهُبل العتيبي says:

    This is Turkish coffee not Arabic coffee. Arabic coffee is the Saudi Arabian coffee (the actual Arabs), it has a gold color.
    The Levantines (Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese) aren't Arabs, and they don't drink Arabic coffee, but they drink Turkish coffee like the one in this stupid video.

  • Christiane Franke says:

    Thank you for this! I was given an Arabic coffee pot for my birthday and your video helped me to do it some justice. 🙂

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  • Nazir Barakji says:

    ِArabic coffee is the coffee in the world. بن العميد افضل بن يمكنك شراؤه – بعد التجربة

  • rai x says:

    where are the spices? all you made was a normal coffee love

  • Junaid Khan says:

    My job coffee shop saudi arb taif city ???

  • Naomi Seif says:

    MashaAllah "drink your off and get out" ?

  • jordan lifestyle says:

    I love it arbic coffee ☕.. ?

  • prince dos says:

    turkes have no coffee it is all in yemen anything they will put turkish on it fake people with made up history

  • Quamrul Hasan says:

    Amazing flavor, why not add some cardamom

  • Carolina Herrera says:

    My friend’s daughter just arrived from Alexandria and she brought me Arabic coffee, didn’t know if the preparation was the same as Turkish because I have Turkish coffee also, thank you for sharing the video, greetings from Mexico ??

  • Lina In Her Universe says:

    Omggggg u coolllll

  • kurban sultanov says:

    Hi baby

  • Alpha D3O says:

    This is Turkish coffee the Arabic one is different

  • Angela Delgado says:

    Big cup please and thank you! Subbin’:)

  • Anas Ahamed R says:

    What do they say in Jordan when its time to leave?

  • Mr Lopez says:

    I order Najjar Cafe bc Cardamon makes it less acidic I think.

  • Šerif says:

    In Bosnia we make "Bosnian coffee" by boiling the water first, then pour it over coffee and boil it again (one minute process). Of course, thank you for sharing this recepie with us.

  • Wamuu chan says:

    Thanks for the extra cup ? cheers

  • Charles says:

    Like from Dallas Texas

  • Viren Joe says:

    is this drank like a small espresso cup traditionally?

  • Muhammad Aamir says:

    Nice love from Pakistan ????❤️❤️

  • George Hartfield says:

    In the US, coffee is served with sugar cream or milk you name it. We normally use the kurig machine

  • Andrew Wooldridge says:

    This was great, thank you!

  • Zara Royce says:

    I never knew that about the 2nd cup of coffee LOL I always just thought they wanted me to stay longer LOL just joking ?

  • TheNurulezzah says:

    Thank you!!! I was so perplexed why my Yemeni blend didn't taste good. I was making it all wrong! Syukran sister!

  • Blach ØR white says:

    I use cinamon ginger turmeric ( powder x 3) with my coffee and the taste is bomb amazing
    My mother grandmother aunties dad evrey one in my family use this recipe to make a perfect tasty kind of spicy but delicious arabic coffee
    NB: i am not sure if this the arabic way or only morrocan way to make arabic coffee but my whole family use it

  • Billy Joe Mac Allister says:

    BaytBushra I was Blessed and super lucky to meet two extremely Friendly Arabic men on my travels delivering medication in the USA. I was invited into the home and Offered Coffee. I was excited because I was hoping by chance it was Green/Yellow Coffee with cardamon, saffron, clove. Yes this was indeed what it was! Understand as an American this kind of coffee is NEVER found here! I've been searching retail shops for years. They asked me to sit and rest. Very warming. I shared some information on being a land owner in the USA in return before I left they stopped me at the door and gave me A full un-opened Coffee jar of Qahwah. I was over joyed and super excited! What was the chance of this ever happening! I believe what I have is Saudi style Coffee and Not Turkish. I will make Turkish coffee soon. Fine ground coffee + Sugar in the boil. You say its different from normal coffee when brewed this way! I believe you. I'm excited to learn NEW ways to brew Coffee! Thank you for sharing this gift and I hope you found my story interesting! For me it was like winning the lottery. Just as a side note to explain myself better. I was working and it was my last delivery. I'm very polite and normally say no to entering homes and receiving gifts in general because I must remain professional at all times. I must be thankful for the offer and move on. I guess its what we do here in general. But, something told me not to be too uptight and to relax and this will be ok. It was worth relaxing and enjoying myself once in a while. I know good people and I know REAL invitations. I could NOT miss out! Now the mystery for me is lifted! The coffee is excellent and very very Different! I hope you Read this and have a great day/evening or night! =)

  • Latifa Ahmed says:

    If your not Arab u cant manage this coffee lool

  • luepaw3l luepaw3l says:

    she protended to be an arab

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