Daaboul Spices

40 Years of coffee

Daaboul Spices

Traditional spices drawer

Mr. Walid Daaboul (a spice tradesman for over 70 years) explains what are Lebanon's favorite spice blends, and some of their uses.  


Yerba Matte

40 Years of coffee

Daaboul Spices

Yerba Mate setup

Yerba Matte a herb brought from Argentina by Lebanese expats, it is often attributed to the Druze community, especially in the Shouf Region. 


40 Years of coffee

40 Years of coffee

Orange blossom water-Maghdouche

coffee beans

Mr. Elias El Sokhn (Coffee maker for 40 years) explains the whole process from green to roasted coffee bean, without forgetting about the perfect cup of Lebanese coffee! 




Orange blossom water-Maghdouche

Orange blossom water-Maghdouche

Orange blossom water-Maghdouche

orange blossom picking

The moment you step into this southern city of Lebanon, the smell of flowers hits you and you can not but recognize the arrival of Springtime!
In Maghdouche, Orange blossom is vital, for it is a medicine in every home, and helps most of the "maghdouchians" by making extra money.
Orange blossom water is a heritage in this village. Every house, every person either harvests, sorts, or even distills water in the garden or around the house. 

Wild mushroom foraging

Orange blossom water-Maghdouche

Wild mushroom foraging

wild mushroom lebanon

While taking us in a stroll around his home, Mr. Tony tells some stories and picks  wild mushrooms. He then cooks them on the traditional Lebanese stove.