This is a tradition that runs through my family from one generation to another. At the age of ten, we must start to learn how to master serving Qatari coffee (gahwa) to our guests. My mother began by giving us the rules: pour with your left hand and hand it with your right hand. You must remain standing to serve several times and sit only when everyone had enough. I have passed this successfully and now, my younger sisters are under supervision.
Story and photograph by Tofiffee