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Arabic coffee and coffee houses decline in popularity in UAE

Arabic coffee (prepared with cardamon and presented with dates) and traditional coffee houses are declining in popularity in the United Arab Emirates in favor of American-style and Turkish-style coffee and coffee houses. The reason seems to be as much the coffee houses as the coffee. The traditional Arabic coffee houses are perceived as noisy and unfashionable. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on December 1, 2007 at 10:21 AM in Coffee, Drinking Spaces, United Arab Emirates | Permalink