a small coffee bar in Athens, Greece, named QAHWA. Dimitris, the owner, wanted to open a coffee shop where he could offer absolutely qualitative coffee that even its tiniest grain would be tested and weighed; and so he did.
The name QAHWA (pronounced kaffa) is an arabic word referring to coffee. It’s a paraphrasing of the original arabic coffee designation, qahwat al-būnn, translated the grain’s wine, which is referred to the fact that coffee is used as a substitute of wine, as the Koran prohibits alcohol. The café’s logo is a minimal approach of the caffeine’s chemical compound.