Amy tried to remember what she knew about the gahwa, the traditional Arabic coffee. One didn’t just pour a cup and drink it. There was something about the server holding the coffee pot, the dallah, with the left hand and offering the cup with his right. True to Arabic tradition, Hassa poured with her left hand.
Amy slowly sipped her coffee. “What’s in this coffee?” she asked.
“They strain the grounds, reheat them, and add the spice cardamom. I can tell you like it.”
“Hassa, you know I drink coffee all the time. This is different than Western coffee, but I love it.
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