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.


Pompeo meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks on Aramco attacks

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Pompeo meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks on Aramco attacks

  • Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an 'Iranian attack'
  • Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday described strikes on key Saudi oil installations as an “act of war” as he landed in Jeddah to meet with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an “Iranian attack”.

He said it had not come from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants and that there was no evidence the attacks had been launched from Iraq.

"This is an attack of a scale we've just not seen before," he added.

Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf.

Pompeo's visit comes as President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after Saudi Arabia's display of remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in the I that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

"There are many options. There's the ultimate option and there are options that are a lot less than that. And we'll see," Trump told reporters in Los Angeles. "I'm saying the ultimate option meaning go in — war."

Trump, who earlier said on Twitter that he had ordered the US Treasury to "substantially increase" sanctions on Iran, told reporters the unspecified, punitive economic measures would be unveiled within 48 hours.

Trump's tweet followed repeated US assertions that the Islamic Republic was behind Saturday's attack on Aramco facilities and came hours after Saudi Arabia said the strike was a "test of global will."

Earlier on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had spoken with US President Donald Trump about the Aramco attack, and agreed that Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.

Also on Wednesday, Kuwait's army released a statement announcing it was raising its preparedness level for some units, given the tensions in the Middle East region.