59.5 F
San Francisco
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Coffee Mustafa

Not sure if it’s Coffee Mustafa or Coffee Haifa or Cafe Mustafa but it has one of the best coffee I have every tasted in the world. I missed National Coffee Day yesterday but I hope to make it up.

Coffee Mustafa is located in the Wadi Nisnas district in Haifa, Israel. All around Wadi Nisnas are many shops with so many delicious treats. You’ll find sweet treats, falafel (again, one of the best I’ve ever had in the world), and a great place for groceries.

Wadi Nisnas is a mixed Arab, Jewish, and Christian neighborhood in Haifa, Israel. One of the things I really enjoyed about this area are the Christmas decorations. Yes, Christmas. The streets are lit with lights and many stores sell ornaments for Christmas trees.

You can see small traces of cardamom in the coffee.

Back to the coffee. While walking down winding streets of Wadi Nisnas, there is a store that sells coffee and other items. When you walk into the store which can hold about 5 or 6 people, you’ll find Mustafa grinding coffee and mixing in a precise measurement of cardamom. To the naked eye, it might look like he is just tossing in random amounts of cardamom.

The aroma of cardamom fills the room along with the smell of freshly roasted arab coffee. I still have about half a pound of this coffee left and I am only dreaming of heading back there to get another pound.

For those of you who are new to this style of coffee, be warned that you will not use a filter and you will taste grounds at the end. Also, don’t add milk or sugar. We’ll, I’m sure you can but it takes away from this amazing coffee

How to brew?

The ratio of coffee to water will be 1 teaspoon and 1 oz of water. This roughly means about 8 teaspoons to 1 cup of water.

Take the coffee and measure out 8 teaspoons and place in a small pot. Add 1 cup of water. Put over the stove and bring to a boil and quickly remove it. Let it steep for about 2 minutes. Pour in a cup and serve.

The temperature of the water should be about 65 degrees Celsius or about 150 degrees Fahrenheit. I have tested 60 degrees Celsius and I have tested 70 degrees Celsius and I found that 65 degrees does not burn the coffee and it also brings out the flavor and caffeine.

The next time you’re in Haifa, check out Coffee Mustafa. Ask a local and I’m sure they will point you in the right direction.

Coffee Mustafa
Wadi St 19, Haifa, Israel

 

 

Edel Alonhttp://edelalon.com
Edel-Ryan Alon is a starving musician, failed artist, connoisseur of fine foods, aspiring entrepreneur, husband, father of two, geek by day, cook by night, and an all around great guy.

Related Articles

Most Romantic Destinations in Europe

Traveling is the only thing you spend money on that makes you richer in the end. Sounds funny, but it’s true. Even if you’re...

Candy Distribution Halloween 2020

Burton, the Social Distancing Candy Snake: Saving Trick-or-Treating in COVID Times We created a candy distribution system for Halloween to help aid in social...

Eight Ways To Remain Engaged When Working Remotely

The world is handling lockdown confusion, pandemic issues, and job loss. Everywhere in the world has handled some kind of reduction in productivity in the...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

440FollowersFollow
9,970FollowersFollow
17SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Candy Distribution Halloween 2020

Burton, the Social Distancing Candy Snake: Saving Trick-or-Treating in COVID Times We created a candy distribution system for Halloween to help aid in social...

Eight Ways To Remain Engaged When Working Remotely

The world is handling lockdown confusion, pandemic issues, and job loss. Everywhere in the world has handled some kind of reduction in productivity in the...

Canada Post Codes to City Providence

Thanks to Ray who sent me the data. Ray saw the post on US zip codes to city and provided me the data to...

How to Plan a Wedding – “New Normal” Guide

Whether the unpredictable pandemic situation will improve around the globe or not is something we cannot know for sure. However, one thing is certain,...

When to Flip a Pancake

Flip when the bubbles come through the entire pancake.