A Café That Makes Traditional Coffees Using Beans from Yemen, the Brew’s Birthplace
Qahwah House sources its coffee from a Yemeni farm that has been in owner Ibrahim Alhasbani’s family for eight generations.
May 3, 2022
6 minute read
For many people who visit Qahwah House, a series of cafés with locations in Brooklyn; Chicago; and Dearborn, Michigan, the drinks they consume are their first experience with Yemeni coffee, which is known for its floral, spicy notes and natural sweetness. The shop, named for the Arabic term for “coffee,” is owned by Ibrahim Alhasbani, who moved to the United States from his native Yemen in 2011, and opened the first Qahwah House in Dearborn, which has a high concentration of Arabs and Arab Americans, six years later.
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