[Homeroast] Roasting in Saudi Arabia

Frank Parth frank at fparth.com
Wed May 14 14:53:12 CDT 2014


Leo,
A) Riyadh is not my favorite city in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah is); B) I HATE hot weather. I’m tempted to give the govies a 10% discount if we can move this work to Nov/Dec. 


On May 14, 2014, at 5:01 AM, Leo Holmberg <holmbergl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Frank Parth wrote:
> 
>> I’ll be spending a good part of the summer in Riyadh. I’d be interested in
> hearing about anything related to coffee in Riyadh.
> 
> Good luck Frank. Riyadh is not first on my list of towns to spend summer in.
> 
> When I was there last (2009-2010) I had just started roasting in the
> States. I wasn't in a position to do that in Riyadh, so for coffee
> I was able to find a Caribou Coffee shop, and buy whole roasted beans. I
> got quite friendly with the Manager there, who was from Egypt.
> 
> I have no idea if that place is still there, but there are lots of coffee
> shop places that will sell you whole roasted beans.
> 
> The locals like their coffee brewed with cardamom, and served in small
> mugs. To me it was an acquired taste, that I never quite acquired.
> 




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