Jeddah hosts Caffeine 2 exhibition

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Chimney Cone offers cones made of baked donut dough, stuffed with extra toppings and ice cream. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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The exhibition also offered a verity of mouth-watering desserts. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Five best friends started 5 bites to bring the donut sandwich to the world. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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A barista at Warm and Frosty preparing specialty drink, Spanish latte. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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The two men supported by pipes attracted the most attention during Caffeine 2; children swarm around them trying to figure out the mechanics of their posture. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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Families and youngsters enjoying the exhibition. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
Updated 18 December 2017
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Jeddah hosts Caffeine 2 exhibition

JEDDAH: Families and youths enjoyed the second instalment of the Caffeine exhibition in Jeddah’s Emaar Square.
The exhibition, from Thursday to Saturday, offered coffee, tea and chocolate lovers a place that would “warm them up” this winter.
It also catered to others’ interests, providing basketball hoops, an art therapy space and a games center for children.
“We specialize in cold brew, but most specifically nitrogen-infused coffee,” Iman Al-Gamaf of Infusion Cold Brew told Arab News.
“Once we’ve added water or milk, we then add nitrogen gas to the bottle, which results in a richer body and a creamy, fizzy foam. It differs from CO2-infused drinks such as cola.”
Fahd Al-Shuibi, a barista at Warm and Frosty, told Arab News: “Our famous and exclusive drinks are the Spanish latte — which is a mixture of an espresso shot, milk and a tiny dose of sweet condensed milk — and the Red Velvet shake.”
Al-Batool Abdullah, cofounder of 5 Bites, told Arab News: “We had the idea to make fresh mini pancakes and donuts with various toppings. Our main delicacy is the donut sandwich: Two donuts with a scoop of vanilla ice cream between them.”
At SR50 ($13), Nora Al-Rifai, an assistant at Effat University, told Arab News that the ticket price was “affordable to everyone.”
Attendee Ibrahim Waheeb told Arab News: “It’s a very well-rounded event that has captured the attention of all of Jeddah. You can see all sorts of people here — old and young, rich and poor — and it’s beautiful.”
Attendee Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News: “It’s a combination between entertainment and food. It’s different from other events, full of life.”
Hajjir Bakhashween spoke about her project Chimney Cone. “I started Chimney Cone with an idea in mind. It’s all about baked donut dough that resembles an ice cream cone, filled with the consumer’s choice of stuffing, and then followed by either chocolate, vanilla ice cream or a mixture of both. The idea came to me while traveling; I’ve seen several similar projects while traveling that were mostly dedicated to salty goods, and the idea stayed with me until I took the initiative to bring it to Jeddah in a different manner. It’s nice to see people enjoying what they are eating.”
More pictures from the exhibition.


Disappointed fans hail improved performance by Saudi Green Falcons but defeat ends World Cup dream

Updated 21 June 2018
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Disappointed fans hail improved performance by Saudi Green Falcons but defeat ends World Cup dream

  • A fan named Yousif, who watched the match at the General Sports Authority viewing tent, was happy that the game at least was close this time.
  • Saudi Arabia will face off against Egypt, who also lost their opening two group A games against Uruguay and Russia, on June 25.

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s World Cup dreams were shattered after Uruguay beat the Green Falcons 1-0 in the second of the three group-stage matches. Most Saudi fans in Jeddah were much happier with the team’s performance in game two, following the resounding 5-0 defeat by host nation Russia in the opening match on June 14, but still bitterly disappointed by the loss, which means they cannot qualify for the knockout stages.

Yousif, who watched the match at the General Sports Authority viewing tent, was happy that the game at least was close this time. “Although we lost, the performance was much better than the first game with Russia. I hope we win our next match,” he said.

Nasrah, who watched the game with her two sons, said: “I was really disappointed because we played good today and nothing less than a win should have been acceptable. I am also disappointed to see the looks on my boys faces when the game ended as they were hoping for a win.”

Khalid Al-Raghbi said at least it had been a good match to watch. “We played a bit better today,” he added. “I wish we would have won but at least we performed better than our last match against Russia.”

Before the game, Ibrahim Al-Turki had been optimistic about Saudi Arabia’s chances. “We didn’t expect today’s result. I was thinking that Saudi would win by two goals, and Uruguay would score one,” he said.

The result was especially disappointing given the close result and the number of chances the Saudis had to score, said Badr, who added: “I don’t know what to tell you because we are deeply disappointed. At least if we lost with a big defeat I would say we deserved it. We had the potential but we could not score.”

Shadi Al-Ghamdi said he wished the national team’s much improved performance in their second game had been more evident in their first. “I am very proud of the players, I thought they played very well. I just wish they had played like this against Russia," he said.

Safah was less complimentary and said that the Saudi players had let their fans down, adding: “They seemed scared whenever they attempted to score any goals.”

Saudi Arabia will face off against Egypt, who also lost their opening two group A games against Uruguay and Russia, on June 25. It will be the final game in the competition for both sides, with only pride to play for, as they battle it out to see who will finish third in the group and who will be left in bottom spot.