Spertaya Cairo

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Spertaya – Where you make your own coffee

I still remember the first time I went to Spertaya and how amazed I was when I ordered a cup of Arabian coffee and the waiter came back to me with spertaya, kanaka, sugar, coffee powder and a small glass cup and said “please enjoy MAKING your own cup of coffee”.

I really felt like I had gone back in time to an older era — an era where they used to use kankas (a special small brass vessel used to brew Arabic coffee) and sepertayas (a brass alcohol-fueled burner whose mild fire makes sure the coffee is brewed slowly and expertly). That thing (sepertaya) has disappeared from modern Egyptian kitchens. So how about finding them in a public cafe and using them to make your own Arabian cup of coffee!

I really enjoyed making my own cup of coffee using those old things that I believe most of the newer generations know nothing about. Disregarding that the place is quite small and the prices a bit high compared to other places nearby, it still was an extraordinary experience for me.

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Details about this spot



81 El-Hussein, Cairo

Telephone number


Opening Times

Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00


Cup of coffee: LE 50

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)