Learning how to serve Lebanese coffee is something I learnt as a child. Mum would stand beside me and explain how much coffee to add, when to add the coffee to the water, sugar, adding cardamon and so on. Below you'll find some of the Lebanese kitchen tools used for this process and how fancy it can be.
1. Raqwa - Lebanese Coffee Pot
First up, the Raqwa* is a coffee pot used to boil Lebanese coffee; usually strong, black and with cardamon. Raqwa's come in various sizes, ranging from single serve right through to a social gathering serve. Raqwa's can also contain very elaborate designs and can range from silver, copper through to gold type metals.
2. Lebanese Coffee Cups
Just like the Raqwa, Lebanese coffee cups can be very fancy. They range from a single to small serve and can be either be with or without a handle. The types of guests will depict how to serve Lebanese coffee; whether it be a single serve, a small serve or more.
3. Arabian Water Jugs
Arabic / Lebanese Coffee is always paired with water. Whatever amount of coffee you drink, you must drink the same amount of water.
Never skimping on style, the Arabian water jugs called 'Brik' are always full of cold refreshing water and consists of a handle and small spout. The spout allows a person to pour water directly into the mouth without touching the lips. Of course, if you haven't mastered this skill, you can always use cups.
3. Lebanese Serving Tray
The Lebanese coffee experience is not complete without an elaborately designed serving tray. Commonly made from metals such as silver plated or copper plated, they will feature arabesque art. You can on Amazon buy matching sets of Arabic coffee pots, cups and trays, such as this one*