Beverages, International Cuisine

Qatari Kawha | Arabic Coffee from Qatar

Like most Middle Eastern / Mediterranean influenced cuisine, Qatari cuisine also includes Hummus, Tabbouleh, Baba Ghanoush, Shawarma,  Arabic Coffee, Umm Ali, Zatar pie, Mehalabiya etc. Today’s dish is a quick and delicious beverage – Qatari Kahwa – thats usually made with, well coffee, and served with dates. 


 Officially the State of Qatar (Arabicدولةقطر‎ DawlaQatar), is a sovereign Arab country located in Western
, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern
coast of the Arabian
. Its sole land border is with Saudi
 to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded
by the Persian
. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the
nearby island kingdom of Bahrain.



Qatar was also an early member of OPEC and a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It is a member
of the Arab

So, lets get on how to make this delicious
beverage for the World Blogging Marathon under Alphabet Q. 


Country : Qatar

Dish : Qatari Kahwa / Arabic Coffee (Black
coffee with dates)

Type : Beverage

Served along with : Dates & Cookies.

Adapted from here



Dates – 4 to 6

Hot water – 2 cups (to serve 2)

Honey / molasses – 1/2 TBSP

Light coffee powder – 2 tsp

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp



In a pot, steep 2 cups of hot water with 2 tsp
of coffee powder. Strain, add cardamom powder, honey and dates (lightly
mashed). Strain again and serve with dates and cookies

Lets see what else the Marathoners have dished
out today


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  1. Such lovely colour Kalyani..very refreshing one..

  2. Varada's Kitchen

    Very interesting addition of mashed dates to coffee. Must make a one of a Kind cup.

  3. MySpicyKitchen

    Even I made a coffee. Nice refreshing drink.

  4. Very different and totally irresistible Qatari coffee, i want to have rite now.

  5. The Pumpkin Farm

    beautiful color for your coffee, would love to sip

  6. vaishali sabnani

    Coffee must be wonderful with dates…very interesting.

  7. My husband would love the flavored coffee!

  8. wow wonderful addition dates and molasses for this coffee 🙂 I wud love to give it a try .. looks very tempting and perfect refreshment !!

  9. Very interesting coffee from Qatar. Addition of dates, molasses and cardamom sounds delicious.

  10. Suma Gandlur

    The idea of dates and molasses in a coffee is really interesting.

  11. Gayathri Kumar

    This is an interesting coffee. Looks great…

  12. Chef Mireille

    what a uniquely flavored coffee

  13. Must try this one. Sounds interesting with the addition of mashed dates…

  14. Wow love it must try it out,

  15. cookingwithsapana

    I would love to try it.Nice choice for the country..

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