Prince Badr bin Farhan, the culture minister of Saudi Arabia, has some amazing details to share this week. Khawlani coffee bean farming knowledge and methods have been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Heda’a Al-Ebel, a type of traditional oral expression and a way of communication between camels and their herders, has also been added to the list through a joint bid by Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE.
New inscription on the #IntangibleHeritage List: Knowledge and practices related to cultivating Khawlani coffee beans.
Congratulations #SaudiArabia 🇸🇦!
— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳 (@UNESCO) November 30, 2022
This takes the total number of Saudi Arabia-related listings on the list to 11. Wohoo!
The decision was made public during the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’s 17th annual session, which took place in Rabat, Morocco.
UNESCO announced the inscription of “Knowledge and Practices Related to Cultivating Saudi Khawlani Coffee Beans” on @UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as an authentic historical and cultural heritage of Humanity.
— هيئة التراث (@MOCHeritage) December 1, 2022
Hurry up on stocking up on those Khawalani beans, as they’re sure to be in high demand now with UNESCO’s recognition.