MEI Kaleidoscope | The Story of Coffee in the Middle East

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MEI Kaleidoscope | The Story of Coffee in the Middle East

28 Feb 2018

By Zafirah Mohamed Zein

28 February 2018

 

 

Coffee, for many of us, is inextricably linked with the European penchant for outdoor cafes and strong brews. But the real roots of the coffee culture lie in the Middle East, where it epitomizes Arab culture. Coffee drinking dates back to the Sufi lodges of 15th century Yemen. The mocha coffee bean itself is named after Yemen’s port of Mocha.

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