2023

Gahwa Championships

Gahwa Championships

In view of Gahwa's central role in the region, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi pioneered the first Gahwa Championships in the UAE capital in December 2019. The Championships will test the knowledge and practice of competitors from across the region in areas such as the heritage of Gahwa; bean selection and roasting; and Gahwa preparation and serving. The Championships will also feature categories specific to roasting as well as a beverage concept award.

Gahwa Championships

In view of Gahwa's central role in the region, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi pioneered the first Gahwa Championships in the UAE capital in December 2019. The Championships will test the knowledge and practice of competitors from across the region in areas such as the heritage of Gahwa; bean selection and roasting; and Gahwa preparation and serving. The Championships will also feature categories specific to roasting as well as a beverage concept award.

Gahwa Championships

In view of Gahwa's central role in the region, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi pioneered the first Gahwa Championships in the UAE capital in December 2019. The Championships will test the knowledge and practice of competitors from across the region in areas such as the heritage of Gahwa; bean selection and roasting; and Gahwa preparation and serving. The Championships will also feature categories specific to roasting as well as a beverage concept award.

Gahwa Championships

In view of Gahwa's central role in the region, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi pioneered the first Gahwa Championships in the UAE capital in December 2019. The Championships will test the knowledge and practice of competitors from across the region in areas such as the heritage of Gahwa; bean selection and roasting; and Gahwa preparation and serving. The Championships will also feature categories specific to roasting as well as a beverage concept award.

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Sane’ Al Gahwa Light Roast — 2020

announced Prizes of up to

AED100,000

Championships Categories The Championships comprises of five categories:

Sane’ Al Gahwa Championship – Light Roast.

This category challenges participants to achieve the best light roast brew using pre-roasted and ground beans. During their presentation, each participant must explain the steps, ingredients, and history behind the process to the audience. Participants will be evaluated on their knowledge of Gahwa as well as their bean selection and preparation methods.

Sane’ Al Gahwa Championship – Medium/Dark Roast.

This category challenges competitors to achieve the best medium/dark brew using pre-roasted and ground beans. During their presentation, each participant must explain the steps, ingredients, and history behind the process to the audience. Participants will be evaluated on their knowledge of Gahwa as well as their bean selection and preparation methods.

Gahwa Roaster Award – Light Roast.

This category challenges participants to present the best light roasted beans. Their beans will be assessed by expert judges in a blind tasting.

Gahwa Roaster Award – Medium/Dark Roast.

This category challenges participants to present the best medium and dark roasted beans. Their beans will be assessed by expert judges in a blind tasting.

Gahwa Beverage Concept Award.

The award will go to the most inventive hot or cold concept beverage featuring Gahwa as the main ingredient. Expert judges will then assess the beverages based on their ingenuity, flavour, and presentation.

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Did You Know

Mocha coffee

The internationally recognised Mocha coffee variety is named after its place of origin in Yemen. Coffee was cultivated in the port city of Mocha where it was the only port that exported the roasted coffee in Yemen to the rest of the world up until the 17th century.

Saffron

A precious spice picked from the Crocus flower. Saffron threads are delicately collected and dried, and used mainly for flavour and colouring in food. Saffron is the most expensive spices in the world.

Mabradah

It’s a Khoos Basket woven basket made from the leaves of date palms and used to clean coffee beans and remove their husks – a process locally known as Nasef al Gahwah. It is also used to settle and cool coffee beans after roasting.

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