Your daily Cuppa Coffee- A matter of Honour?
I recently read an interesting little article recently courtesy of ‘ Gulf Business’ which advised me that coffee consumption in the middle eastern territories was as much a matter of necessity as honour
‘Showing respect over coffee is an important part of Middle Eastern family culture, as exemplified in the practice of having a regular (usually daily) cup of coffee with one’s father’
In the West, it might seem the “right thing” to do to meet dad for coffee – But in Arab culture, it is the honourable thing to do to pass by dad’s house daily for coffee
It happens without forethought, as if to imply, why would you think of doing anything else?
Certainly, since the fifteenth century and especially at this time of regional turmoil, coffee drinking is not only a means of inferring respect, it is also an integral part of a society which loves to discuss the matters of economy and politics in hotly contested face to faced debates..
So the writer advises ‘in the Middle East having coffee shows respect and value, and—most important—it is where trust is built…’
Interesting words at this time of strife… how wonderful if simple unadulterated Coffea Arabica proved to be a powerful catalyst for change if by only being a single point over which feuding factions could meet – talk and trust their fellow man….
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