The “Saudi Coffee” festival activities started on Thursday at The Arena Exhibition Center in Riyadh.
The festival is organized by the Culinary Arts Authority, in cooperation with the Saudi Culture Ministry.
It celebrates Saudi coffee and its history through an integrated cultural journey that reflects the cultural connotations associated with it, and its association with the identity of Saudi society.
The festival will continue in two other cities. After Riyadh, it will move to Jeddah from 6 to 8 October at the Super Dome Center, and then to Dhahran from 13 to 15 October at the Dhahran Expo.
The festival consists of four main sections, the first of which is the “Guest’s Fangal”, which will include the activities of the coffee tree, the greenhouse, the exhibitors’ area, the Green Gold Museum, and a children’s area.
The second section, “Fengal Al-Kif”, will include activities of explanations, the coffee expert, the tasting experience, and the Qadu’.
The third section, “Fengal of the Sword”, will host the activities of the coffee dialogue, workshops, and the Saudi coffee competition “The Fengal Path”.
The fourth section will be devoted to restaurants with food carts, and dining sessions.
This festival is one of the activities of the “Saudi Coffee Year 2022” initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Culinary Arts Authority.
The festival supports the Quality of Life Program “to shed light on Saudi coffee and its close relationship to the cultural history of the Kingdom through a history full of customs, traditions, and values of generosity and hospitality.