⟼ what is this?
Brand identity design project for QHA, an Emerati specialty coffee brand on its mission to preserve Arabic coffee culture and mainstream its taste and auroma to the world.

⟼ what is this?
Brand identity design project for QHA, an Emerati specialty coffee brand on its mission to preserve Arabic coffee culture and mainstream its taste and auroma to the world.

⟼ what is this?
Brand identity design project for QHA, an Emerati specialty coffee brand on its mission to preserve Arabic coffee culture and mainstream its taste and auroma to the world.

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QHA Coffee is built on the brand idea of "Look back to see what's ahead". It is described as one with a passion for Arabic coffee, ‘taste’ for espresso, and knowledge of Emirati coffee tradition. With all that combined this speciality coffee shop melds Emirati coffee flavors and aroma with the world’s favorite and popular caffeine drink, which is espresso. In a humble way, Qha is in a mission to mainstream the coffee taste and aroma to the world in addition to its traditions. 

In the Arabic literature and poetry there were many references to the name "Khamrah", which is the original Arabic meaning for coffee drink. However this same name currently means alcohol beverage. Eventually through the years "Khamrah" meaning of coffee drink faded and was replaced by the name "Qahwa". One must know the word "Qahwa" was originally extracted from the Arabic word "Qha", which means reducing the appetite of a person by eating/drinking a snack.

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Barzah is a common place where locals in the past gather, mainly in a fort or outdoors in an empty space, headed by a Shiekh, military personal and a judge. Locals congregate publicly to solve their personal problems, learn from the discussions and topics presented, as well as be entertained. In these gatherings serving coffee to guests is a symbol of hospitality and it is normally served in  a traditional pot. This pot is called dalla in Arabic which is used for centuries to brew and serve gahwa. 

There’s so much history and culture behind both dallah and barzah, which is the reason why it is the best place to take inspiration for the brand. 

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