Some Interesting Facts About Arabic Coffee

If you are a regular viewer of our Facebook page (and if you aren’t then be sure to follow us) then you may have noticed that we occasionally like to talk about and share pictures relating to Arabic Coffee. This type of coffee is actually quite different from the regular brands that you will find on supermarket shelves, so we have decided to take a little time to have an in-depth look at Arabic Coffee and hopefully convince a few of you to give it a try the next time you come in for a visit.

The History

Coffee actually finds its roots in Ethiopia, where its use dates all the way back to the 9th century. As the legend goes, a goat herder named Kaldi discovered that his goats had an increased level of energy when they chewed on certain berries and beans, leading to the discovery of coffee as an energising drink. It wasn’t until the 15th century that the drink found its way in Middle-Eastern and Arabic regions, but it very quickly became popular when it did, particularly during feasts and social functions.

Nutritional Facts

Arabic Coffee is actually extremely healthy, and can be enjoyed practically guilt free if you are currently on a diet and want to watch your calorie count. This is because a small cup of the coffee is almost free of fat and only has a minor amount of calories. It also doesn’t contain carbohydrates, though these can be added to the coffee through sugar and cream.

As such, taking Arabic Coffee completely black is not only the best way to experience the drink in its purest form, but it is also the healthiest. We heartily recommend it, though we understand if one or two people want to cheat a little bit and add some cream and sugar as well.

Health Benefits

There is a lot of information currently circulating about the health benefits of Arabic Coffee, all of which seems to indicate that it is surprisingly good for you.

There are a number of studies stating that coffee can play a large part in minimising the risk of contracting such ailments as dementia, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, with some studies even pointing to it as being able to combat certain forms of cancer.

Of course, given the drink’s caffeine content, a point must be made about the dangers of consuming too much of it. Arabic Coffee is a drink to be enjoyed following a wonderful meal, not one to be consumed all through the day. As great as it tastes, be sure to keep it to an occasional treat if you already drink tea, coffee or other caffeinated beverages as well.

We hope that you have found this post interesting and that you might consider giving Arabic Coffee a try next time you visit one of our restaurants. Our helpful staff will ensure that you get a perfectly prepared cup so that you can enjoy it the way it is meant to be enjoyed.

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