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Coffee Etiquette in Jordan


(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

“When we offer coffee, the Arabic coffee, you take it and you drink it. Then there’s a guy who will come and offer you coffee. If you don’t shake the cup of coffee, then he will fill it and you drink and he’ll keep filling it, and this what happens in Iraq and Jordan. So my C.O., we had a meeting and he kept [saying], ‘Alex, help me. He doesn’t stop offering me coffee.’ I tell him, ‘You need to shake it.’ ‘You tell me this after the fifth cup of coffee.’ And he couldn’t sleep like for the whole night. Actually, I’m mean. I did that deliberately by the way.”

In this video, a Jordanian national discusses coffee etiquette in Jordan.