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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A favorite drink of the Arabians, especially in Yemen, made of an infusion of the husks or pods of the coffee-berry.


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  • Galla still mix their pulverized coffee beans with fats as a food ration, and others of the native tribes favor the _kisher_, or beverage made from the toasted coffee hulls.

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  • The cleaned beans are known as _bun safi_; the husks become _kisher_.

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  • They drink _kisher_, a beverage brewed from the husks of the berry and not from the bean.

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  • _Cafée sultan_, or _kisher_, the original decoction, made from dried and toasted coffee hulls, is still being drunk in parts of Arabia and

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  • Which is where you get the kisher rules banning cheeseburgers.


  • à la sultane_, or _kisher_, continues in favor in Arabia.

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  • If you're a bored and weary Yemeni
    You fight the stifling heat's hegemony
    By drinking some kisher,
    That desert elixir,
    The Arab's friend and ennui's enemy.

    July 18, 2015