Sunday, November 25, 2007

Jerusalem Weekend Pass

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Monday, November 05, 2007


  • Kafayahfukh was latte before latte made it to the US. It is also called simply hafukh or afukh. But the youngest waitresses understand only latte.
  • Aiss (ice) used to be iced coffee but is now more likely to be a coffee flavored slushy.
  • Botz is Turkish coffee (known in Greece as Greek coffee), which is also called kafay turki.
  • You can also get feeltair (filter), which is a French version of drip. Push the filter down to confine the grounds.
  • Israeli restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, and little storefronts do surprisingly good coffee.

Copyright 2007 Jane S. Fox


Thursday, November 01, 2007


  • Ice cafay Used to mean iced coffee.
  • Today "ice" is a slushy and "aiss cafay" is a coffee slushy.
  • The storefronts selling drinks and junk food have the machines, as do those selling fresh sandwiches and salads. There seems to be local control over the flavoring. Some machines produce more intense drinks.
  • Watch out for "ice-cream headaches."
  • An excellent combination on a hot day is fresh-squeezed or pressed fruit juice ( ) in one cup and aiss in another.

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