12 Beautiful Pictures That Will Make You Want to Go to Aswan

12 Beautiful Pictures That Will Make You Want to Go to Aswan

by Hana Ghatwary

Places aren’t just geographical spots on a map. Places are feelings, moments and vibes. One of my new favorite places is Aswan.   Egypt’s Aswan is so many things, but to me, it is the glittering water of the Nile while you lay in the warm sun on a felucca; it is the joy you […]

A 12-Step Program for Decaffeinating Your Soul Before Ramadan

A 12-Step Program for Decaffeinating Your Soul Before Ramadan

  Ramadan is in less than 48 hours! For avid coffee abusers, that basically means six more drinks. Scary as hell, I know! For the past five years, the last week before Ramadan has been one major panic attack about withdrawal symptoms. Coffee is life. Coffee is our generation’s oxygen. Coffee touches your soul. Coffee […]

Zino Coffee: Meet the Two Egyptian Brothers That Are Upping the Country’s Coffee Game

Zino Coffee: Meet the Two Egyptian Brothers That Are Upping the Country’s Coffee Game

  We love coffee as much as the next person (probably even more). We have at least eight cups of coffee before it’s afternoon time at our office because, well, we won’t be able to function or tolerate other colleagues obviously.   So, it was quite amazing when the boys from Zino Coffee surprised us […]

8 Coffee Shops in Cairo That Can Make Any Morning Better

8 Coffee Shops in Cairo That Can Make Any Morning Better

There has never been a better time to be a coffee drinker in Cairo (no, decaf, just stop) thanks to an influx of fabulous caffeine-eries armed with beans serving up your not-so-average cup of joe. We’re not talking about Starbucks (even though we swear by their Pumpkin Spice Latte), but coffee shops that use high-quality, […]

You Can Now Milk Your Own Camel at Dubai’s Costa Coffee

You Can Now Milk Your Own Camel at Dubai’s Costa Coffee

  How do you like your cup of coffee in the morning? Some like theirs black, others like it iced, and thanks to Dubai’s Costa Coffee, some will want it with a fresh squirt of milk straight from a camel or not.   Making the announcement in all seriousness in a press release on Wednesday, […]

This Dubai Cafe Takes Coffee Art to the Next Level

This Dubai Cafe Takes Coffee Art to the Next Level

  Tub of Butter, a fine foods concept, has opened its doors in Dubai, offering an all-day casual dining space as well as a retail space. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the venues counters stock fresh pastries, desserts, Italian cold cuts, olives, jams, and a selection of Mediterranean cheeses from the deli. The rotisserie […]

You Can Now Sip on Gold Cappuccino in Dubai for AED75

You Can Now Sip on Gold Cappuccino in Dubai for AED75

Why sip on regular coffee when you can indulge in a cappuccino sprinkled with real 23 carat gold flakes?     The Armani Hotel, located inside the Burj Khalifa, is sprinkling gold flakes on top of its blend of finest Arabica coffee beans in the Armani/Lounge throughout the day. Served up with dark chocolate, you’d […]

This Instant Coffee That Perks Up Your Sex Life Is Banned in the UAE

This Instant Coffee That Perks Up Your Sex Life Is Banned in the UAE

  Have you ever thought coffee could be a relationship saver? Nope? Same, to be honest, but apparently, this instant herbal coffee contains ‘natural viagra’ and has been reportedly taking the UAE markets by storm…until now. The Ministry of Health named a series of products that stores are no longer permitted to sell. Among them […]

These Arabic Coffee Cups Are the Most Inspiring Thing You’ll See Today

These Arabic Coffee Cups Are the Most Inspiring Thing You’ll See Today

It’s a bit refreshing when we bump into a social media page that’s sole purpose is to spread love, motivation and happiness. We’re talking about _Shody1, an Instagram page run by someone who’s probably Arab (BECAUSE HE OR SHE WRITES PERFECT ARABIC, OKAY?!?!) that basically writes inspiring quotes on pieces of paper, letters and coffee […]

Battle of the Baristas: The Search for the Best Cup of Coffee in Dubai

Battle of the Baristas: The Search for the Best Cup of Coffee in Dubai

by Charley Parker

  Next week in Dubai, many of the Middle East and North Africa’s best baristas will gather at Speciality Food Festival’s Second MENA Cezve/Ibrik Championship, which will run from the 7th to the 9th at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   The twist in the competition, however, is that the region’s top coffee makers will […]