Yemen coffee: gahwat girshr, kaafi, bunn

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  • Mahaodeh

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    Arabic, PA and IA.
    I don't know about the other two, but gahawa قهوة is the cooked coffee and bunn بن is the coffee bean or the ground coffee before it's cooked.
     

    SofiaB

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    English Asia
    This is an interesting question. As Mahaodeh said that is the understanding in many other countries, but not Yemen. The Arabic word bunn=bean comes from Ethiopia(possibly Amharic) it means the plant , berry and drink(coffee). In Yemen it is the typical yemeni coffee.If you order bunn Halib it comes with condensed milk. Kaafi is western style coffee, often nescafe. Gishr (qishr) Is the coffee bean skin which, makes a tealike beverage.
     

    SofiaB

    Senior Member
    English Asia
    Like in other dialects it is just a general term for coffee.
    Gahwat gishr is a compound phrase=same as gishr.
     
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