Qishr / husk

Qishr is an infused tea beverage made from the dried husks of coffee beans. It tastes of single malt with a hint of wild honey.

A traditional drink in Yemen, Yemenis began brewing the beverage during the 17th century as coffee exports from the Port of Mocha rose. It is now a more popular drink, nationally, than coffee.

Step 01: Add Water to Kettle

Step 01
Add the 50 gram of Qishr to one liter of water in a kettle let the mixture reach boiling point. Let boil for 15 minutes.

Step 02: Turn Off Heat

Step 02
To enjoy hot: Turn off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.
To enjoy cold: Turn off heat and let sit for 3-5 hours before serving.

Step 03: Filter Liquid

Step 03
To enjoy hot: Filter liquid and serve.
To enjoy cold: Filter liquid and serve with ice.

Step 04: Add Honey or Ginger

Step 04
Add honey or ginger to the cup if desired.