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Prince Charles, and 3 cups of Arabian coffee

Coffee maker at government house in the northwestern Al-Ula town recounts story. (Sabq)

By Staff

Britain’s Prince Charles of Wales drank three cups of Arabian coffee one after another during his visit to Saudi Arabia last week and told his guests he loved that coffee.

“When I learned that the Prince is coming to visit us, I gathered my aides and started preparations to make the best Arabian coffee for him,” said Mufdi Ayed, who has been working as a coffee maker at the government house in the northwestern Al-Ula town.

“When he arrived in the place where he stayed, we welcomed him with Arabian coffee. He sipped the first one and asked for a second cup.

“He drank it and asked for a third one. He then told Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz that he likes to drink Arabian coffee for its distinguished taste,” he told ‘Sabq’ newspaper.