The art of serving traditional coffee during flu season


Published: 2017-12-19 09:30

Last Updated: 2024-05-26 18:49

Don't you be using that little cup twice. (Roya)
Don't you be using that little cup twice. (Roya)

We become more consciously hygienic during winter, in fear of catching a cold, or worse, a more serious virus, such as the H1N1 virus (commonly known as Swine Flu).

That is why the National Committee for the Fight Against Epidemics has warned Jordanians from serving traditional unsweetened coffee to different people in the same cup, as that will increase the risk of catching a virus from an infected individual.

It is a Jordanian tradition to serve a certain type of coffee in a small, shot-like cups during celebrations and special occasions. Many people tend to share the same cup, especially at events with a large number of people.

On Monday, Jordan’s Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab, said in statement that the number of people infected with H1N1 is fluctuating and death cases are to be expected.

The statement was made during a meeting with the Minister and the Health and Environment Committee to discuss the Swine Flu phenomenon following recent outbreaks in the southern parts of Jordan.

Al-Sheyyab asserted that the Ministry of Health has been provided with the necessary medicines and vaccinations to tackle the virus.