Looking for an alternative to Arabic coffee?Ahwah Baida is one of the choices on offer at many of Beirut's cafes.Ahwah Baida also known as cafe blanc but it is not to be confused to be confused with cafe au lait.In fact,ahwah baida is not coffee at all but a cup of hot water lightly scented with orange-blossom water.This coffee is said to aid in digestion and promote a good nights sleep which is why it is such a popular choice after a late night dinner.
1 tsp.orange-blossom water
sugar, to taste
1.Bring the water to a boil.Add the orange-blossom water.
2.Serve ahwah baida in demitasse cups with sugar on the side.