Traditional Saudi coffee culture kept alive in Kingdom

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Wed, 2023-11-22 22:58

RIYADH: Saudis are keeping alive a centuries-old social tradition centered around coffee culture.

For generations communities have got together to enjoy shabbah, the custom of preparing and drinking coffee while listening to poetry and storytelling.

Originating in the north of the Kingdom, partakers of all ages gather around a najr – an iron pot used to grind cardamom for coffee – to chat and share news.

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