Upside down, black, cappuccino, macchiato, espresso or affogato? Ahead of International Coffee Day, which will be marked this Sunday, we have collected some worthwhile deals, interesting activities and stimulating treats that are offered in the near future throughout the country to avid caffeine enthusiasts. So should we sit on a glass or light the pinjan?
The Bedouin Coffee Ceremony at Madapa Galilee
On Monday between 12:00-10:00, a traditional Bedouin coffee ceremony will be held at the traditional Bedouin hospitality complex from Dafa Galilee in the Kaabiya-Tabash-Hajajara local council. The ceremony will include Bedouin folklore dances, traditional costumes, instruction in making authentic Bedouin coffee, and personal stories from the owners of the complex Vifki Salamana – and of course a sip of lots of coffee. 40 NIS (including light refreshments that are not only coffee, but also tea, fruits and desserts).
Madapa Galilee // Photo: PR
Coffee & Music Tastings at Ishu Coffee
The Ishu Coffee roastery in the community of Ashhar in the Lower Galilee invites coffee lovers next Wednesday from 19:30-17:00 to a special event hosted by owner Gennady Kozkovich. On the agenda: listening to songs and musical compositions and coffee tastings inspired by them, alongside tutorials and demonstrations of making coffee drinks from different periods and regions around the world. From espresso and cappuccino to coffee combined with chocolate and spices; From Bach and Strauss to Bob Dylan, Ivri Leader and Arik Einstein's "Turkish Coffee" – your senses of taste and hearing will not be disappointed. 170 NIS, including coffee workshop and light refreshments.
Isho Cafe, Photo: Albert Adut
Vanillia's special apogato
Coffee alongside dessert is nice, but why not try a dessert where coffee is one of the main ingredients? The vanilla ice cream chain is launching an apogato dish with a unique serving, in a kind of upside down: a glass containing vanilla ice cream with a dimple in the center, into which a shot of espresso is poured – just like in Italy. Quick, before it melts. 22 NIS.
Cafe Afogato, vanilla ice cream parlor, photo: Boaz Lavi
Ilans makes El Salvador
Ilans is marking International Coffee Day with a new festive edition of beans from El Salvador, named Pacamara. These are 100% Arabica beans that have received a score of 83 out of 100 from the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association), so there is something to be proud of. On Coffee Day, Ilans and Tati branches will serve the new coffee beans at the customers' request, and you can also purchase a 200-gram bag for 42 shekels and grind at home.
Tati-Ilance coffee, photo: PR
Free coffee printing at Gino & Co
The Gino & Co café/deli in Rehovot pampers customers with a free print on the coffee, for anyone who orders a cup of coffee during the coffee day. This is quite a good treat, since printing costs 10 shekels in normal times (which is a shame to ruin the picture when you start sipping).
Cafe Gino // Photo: Adi Alon
Emilia's Corrupt Operation
They say that the best coffee comes from the land of the boot, and Emilia in Italian Haifa offers on coffee day a deal of espresso or a small upside down plus a mega-corrupt cookie to choose from for only 20 shekels.
Cafe Emilia // Photo: PR
Complimentary coffee at Onyx
At the Onyx restaurant in Haifa, a cup of coffee made from Arabica beans is given as a gift for every meal purchase on International Coffee Day, as well as a variety of desserts at a 50% discount to close the sweet corner.
Cafe Onyx // Photo: PR
Sea Cafe's app and gifts
Coincidence or premeditated move? The Sea Cafe chain is currently launching a new app, and on the way is offering several deals for those ordering through it: coffee as a gift when ordering a pastry, 1+1 on coffee cups, and iced coffee for NIS 9.90 (regardless, there is also a 25% discount on the other products). Reservations at express branches only.
Sea Cafe, Photo: Assaf Carla
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