Thickly brewed Turkish coffee is also very popular. It is common for people to have jugs of tea and coffee ready for visitors.
On special occasions a sweet coffee known as qahwa helw is served. It is a bright orange infusion of saffron, cardamom and sugar.
Fresh fruit and herb cocktails are very popular and sold by street vendors throughout the country. Popular local choices are a mint and lemon cocktail or an avocado smoothie.
Mains supplied water in Qatar is safe to drink, although bottled water is preferred by many.