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May 24, 2016 2:08 PM   Subscribe

Lebanese coffee commercial. That's all I got.
posted by drlith (68 comments total) 72 users marked this as a favorite
 
So Wes Anderson's new film is going to be set in Beirut?


Will it feature the music of Beirut?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:11 PM on May 24, 2016 [7 favorites]


sounds closer to omar souleyman to me
posted by p3on at 2:18 PM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


Good thing Jake Gyllenhaal is there to keep things in order.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 2:23 PM on May 24, 2016 [19 favorites]


I want to live in that place.
posted by bongo_x at 2:23 PM on May 24, 2016 [10 favorites]


I appreciate your tags.
posted by phunniemee at 2:32 PM on May 24, 2016 [12 favorites]


They did use to say Beirut was the Paris of the Middle East.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:32 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


I have no idea how that happened.
posted by phunniemee at 2:32 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Okay, no more coffee for you, phunniemee!
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:33 PM on May 24, 2016


Love the Merry Melodies ending
posted by OHenryPacey at 2:34 PM on May 24, 2016


One cup makes you larger
and two cups makes you small
but the cups that Starbucks gives you
don't do anything at all
posted by drlith at 2:36 PM on May 24, 2016 [48 favorites]


This is great, but it falters in comparison to the official video for the extended commercial remix, which is like a kaleidoscopic DMT Wes Anderson coffee fever dream.
posted by Itaxpica at 2:36 PM on May 24, 2016 [23 favorites]


Made me smile!
posted by maggiemaggie at 2:40 PM on May 24, 2016


Join the Coffee Achievers!
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:44 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


You see this is what is great about Lebanon, a cheerful cultural melange with limited concern for the boundaries between "high" and "low" culture, and a sense of humour about the ambivalent identity of the country. That this coexists with such a difficult history and present makes it even more remarkable.

However, my favourite Lebanese advert ever was a billboard in Ashrafieh, back in 2007/8. This was during the government deadlock. It was for a clothing store and advertised a "10% discount until we have a president". Always cheered me up.
posted by howfar at 2:57 PM on May 24, 2016 [54 favorites]


Liban, douze points.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 3:19 PM on May 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


Sure beats the Tasters Choice soap operas of the '90s...
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:21 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


OK, that was awesome. Now I want some coffee. Possibly dancing after that.
posted by emmet at 3:29 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is exactly how my Lebanese friends make coffee. I don't drink coffee myself, but I've been tempted to take some home, as I have a flat roof that needs mending.
posted by pipeski at 3:47 PM on May 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


I love everything about this.
posted by furnace.heart at 3:49 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I would join this religion.
posted by Kattullus at 3:54 PM on May 24, 2016 [10 favorites]


If you enjoy this, you might like feature-length diversions in a similar vein (but with less ahweh).
posted by Hal Mumkin at 3:55 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


1. Drink coffee.
2. Watch linked video.
3. And Bob's your uncle.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 4:05 PM on May 24, 2016


"good to the last drop" takes on a whole new meaning
posted by mittens at 4:15 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sorry, but I couldn't get past how badly they handled demitasses that were supposedly full of coffee.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:26 PM on May 24, 2016 [8 favorites]


Sure beats the Tasters Choice soap operas of the '90s

Aw, give Giles a break. He was still recovering from the loss of his first Slayer, as evidenced by his listless American accent.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:30 PM on May 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


Sorry, but I couldn't get past how badly they handled demitasses that were supposedly full of coffee.

We've already done that topic.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:47 PM on May 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


It's like OK Go, but... good.
posted by Devonian at 5:04 PM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


... and he was like, "yeah, yeah, exactly, but it's micrograms, not milligrams, right? you got that, right?" and I was like, "uh oh..."
posted by The Bellman at 5:14 PM on May 24, 2016 [5 favorites]


This ad looks like how Lebanese coffee makes me feel.
posted by scruss at 5:29 PM on May 24, 2016 [11 favorites]


We've already done that topic.

😉
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:31 PM on May 24, 2016 [3 favorites]


This is missing the "ladygaga" tag.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 5:41 PM on May 24, 2016


hell yes
posted by Greg Nog at 5:47 PM on May 24, 2016


OH MY GOD THE REMIX IS LIKE A SITCOM VERSION OF CYRIAK
posted by Greg Nog at 5:49 PM on May 24, 2016 [7 favorites]


I would like to have some of that coffee.
posted by rlk at 5:50 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Needs trigger warnings: bouffant hairdo, dubstep-manqué, sentient coffee, fabulous dancing.
posted by gusandrews at 6:00 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


i've watched the remix like 5 times now and i think if Iain Banks's culture universe was real then this is the planet i would choose to live on
posted by Greg Nog at 6:07 PM on May 24, 2016 [10 favorites]


You all think it's fun and amusing, but that's only because this doesn't happen to you every damn time you make a cup of coffee. The singing and the dancing and the people you don't even know coming out of the woodwork... It gets old, fast. I'm switching to Yuban.
posted by xedrik at 6:50 PM on May 24, 2016 [12 favorites]


I like how the women are dressed.
posted by amanda at 6:56 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'll have what they're having!

(WOW! Wowowowow!)
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:58 PM on May 24, 2016


This is the Frontier Psychiatry of coffee commercials aimed at Lebanese consumers!

And I mean that as high praise.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:03 PM on May 24, 2016 [6 favorites]


I choose to believe that this is also the set where they film the Lebanese version of Sesame Street, and most of the people in the commercial also appear in the Lebanese version of Sesame Street.
posted by nonasuch at 7:11 PM on May 24, 2016 [6 favorites]


Yeah, okay, but is the coffee any good?
posted by wenestvedt at 7:19 PM on May 24, 2016


That was...GREAT!!
posted by dabug at 7:28 PM on May 24, 2016


This, for some reason I can't quite put finger on, remind me of Panda Cheese commercials.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:42 PM on May 24, 2016


I liked the eye make up on the leading lady. Very artsy.
posted by Oyéah at 7:44 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


If tiny policeman was Jake Gyllenhaal, then permasmile bouffant is Anne Hathaway.

Her cheeks must have been so sore.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:52 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Having lived in Turkey for several years, I have seen a lot of neo-Ottoman kitsch technicolor adverts, and thus feel qualified to declare this exceptionally awesome A+ grade technicolor neo-Ottoman kitsch.

also why are my cezve and coffee set in storage 3,000 miles away right now, smdh
posted by karayel at 8:00 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yeah, okay, but is the coffee any good?

Looks like you can get a kilo shipped to the US for $25.
posted by Itaxpica at 8:33 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I refuse to believe this is a commercial. IT. IS. A. DOCUMENTARY!

And I'm moving there tomorrow.
posted by happyroach at 9:55 PM on May 24, 2016 [5 favorites]


This was delightful but needs to be remixed with "Happy Morning"SYLT
posted by boilermonster at 10:43 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yes! Celebrate the happy little moment in life. note to self: get giant wig to support this notion.
posted by CMcG at 1:04 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pushed all bad things from my mind.
posted by nothing.especially.clever at 4:51 AM on May 25, 2016


Because I don't speak the language: can someone give me a rundown of what each of the characters is saying?
posted by Greg Nog at 5:35 AM on May 25, 2016


dubstep-manqué

Hello, sockpuppet name.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:14 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


When I lived in the Middle East, I drank coffee made this way every morning. Does EXACTLY what it says on the tin.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:22 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Great, now I want a fez.
posted by brand-gnu at 7:06 AM on May 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


Thank, you for posting this.
I love it!
posted by Gadgetenvy at 7:15 AM on May 25, 2016


Because I don't speak the language: can someone give me a rundown of what each of the characters is saying?

As far as I can tell the language is Lebanese Arabic, and 'wein el ahweh' means 'where's the coffee?' but that's all I've got.
posted by Itaxpica at 7:36 AM on May 25, 2016


If this is anything like Turkish coffee brewed in a cezve, I can confirm that it's a 100% accurate depiction of what happens inside your brain after drinking it.
posted by specialagentwebb at 8:07 AM on May 25, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mutt & Jeff's Backgammon Hut!

Well, Starbucks had a good run
posted by petebest at 8:23 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yeah, okay, but is the coffee any good

It's fine, but I prefer Najjar, which is more easily available internationally, too.
posted by howfar at 10:00 AM on May 25, 2016


Mutt & Jeff's Backgammon Hut!


Don't you mean Akbar & Jeff's Backgammon Hut (where I would totally go every morning if it existed)?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:04 AM on May 25, 2016 [4 favorites]


From Art F City's Wednesday Links: Wow. This Lebanese Super Brazil coffee commercial is amazing. We all need to drink some of that. [via: Metafilter]
posted by Room 641-A at 12:50 PM on May 25, 2016


Don't you mean Akbar & Jeff's Backgammon Hut

. . . Yes.

Dangit! Ahweh!
posted by petebest at 12:51 PM on May 25, 2016


Another point of translation: according to the description of the remix video, tha catchphrase that the hipster looking dude with the robot voice and the lady at the very end say is transliterated as "atyab ahweh". Based on some furious googling, 'atyab' seems to mean "the tastiest" in Syrian and Lebanese Arabic, so 'atyab ahweh' would be "the tastiest coffee".

Disclaimer: I don't speak any Arabic, though I do speak Hebrew, so the grammar is pretty close.
posted by Itaxpica at 7:21 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


The remix video currently has about 16000 views, and i'm reasonably sure that 15000 of them are from me
posted by Greg Nog at 7:53 AM on May 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Behold the power of coffee, GN.
posted by drlith at 8:12 AM on May 26, 2016


This is so dope.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:23 AM on May 26, 2016


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