While this may be the best tasting coffee there is, the effects may not always be desirable. The coffee itself is a fine powder similar to espresso, and with similar effects.
I always find myself unable to sleep after drinking this coffee, which for some reason always happens late at night while having a spirited conversation with some Arab who is trying to learn English.
Paradoxically, today I drank the coffee early in the morning and found myself lying down for “just a minute”–and waking up three hours later.
Drink this coffee at your own peril!
Here are the instructions:
Start with cold water.
Put in a heaping spoon of coffee.
Then add an equal amount of sugar.
Stir. (The quantities shown are a bit skimpy.)
Boil. You have to keep watching this as it will boil over very quickly. Once it starts boiling, keep stirring it and continue to boil for a couple minutes. You will have to lift it off the flame and keep stirring.
Let it sit a few minutes to let the sludge settle to the bottom.
Pour it out into a finjon. An espresso cup will work fine.
Let settle again and enjoy.
A corollary activity is reading the coffee grounds in the bottom of the cup, but since Ramadan begins tomorrow, I hesitate to discuss this in depth.