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PHILATELIC NEWS – Emirates Post releases stamps on Arabic coffee tools

DUBAI – Emirates Post has issued a set of special postage stamps on tools used in the making of Arabic coffee. The stamps, issued in denominations of AED1, Fils 150, AED3 and AED 4, are available in all main post offices in UAE.

The stamps highlight the various tools along with their original Arabic names, such as ‘Al Tawa’ and ‘Al Mehmas’ that are used in roasting coffeeor to lift bread from hot surface; ‘Al Menhaz’ and ‘Al Rashad’ which used for softening and thinning coarse food, and grinding the coffee; ‘Al Dallah’ the traditional vessel or potin which Arabic coffee is boiled and poured from; and ‘Al Fenjan’ the vessel into which the coffee is poured.

“For many centuries, Arabic coffee has been much more than a hot tonic; it is an art, a lifestyle and a tradition that goes back to ancient times,” said Mr. Ibrahim Bin Karam, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Post Group.

“We are proud to raise awareness of the age-old tools that have been used for making Arabic coffee through these stamps that will preserve their memory for future generations.”

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