Qishr - Yemeni Ginger Coffee

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Um Safia

A very different kind of coffee to what many of us are used to! Qishr is a traditional spiced coffee drunk in Yemen. Drink in small coffee cups such as espresso cups or as we call them in Arabic ' Finjaan'. Adjust the sugat to taste but in Yemen it is drunk SWEET!

Top Review by Annacia

I made one large cup using Corta's Coffee and a 1/2 tsp of ginger which produced the perfect strength for my taste. I love Arabic coffee and wish I had a beautiful Arabic coffee set. Be that as it may, my trusty kitchen pot did the job if somewhat less elegantly. I think what I like most about it is that it really made for just sitting and sipping while chatting with friends. I suppose that one could gulp it down but then you would lose soft pleasure and nuance of slowly savoring each sip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water in a long handled Arabic coffee pot, or a small saucepan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Over medium heat bring this mixture to a boil. Remove from heat until the bubbles disappear. Return to boiling.
  4. Repeat this process 3 times. Pour into cups & serve hot.

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