How to roast beans for gulf arabic coffee?

By Terramax

I've left Qatar almost two years ago, and ... surprise suddenly felt like making gulf arab coffee - the green one with saffron and cardamon. I have found a recipe here
http://www.aramcoexpats.com/Internal-Links/ Aramcon-Recipes/Arab-Favorites/1435.aspx and bought green unroasted beans on the municipal market here in Sao Paulo.

My question is - how do I roast these beans? Just to dry them up a little, leaving them green or should they become brownish?

The second question - there are two types of saffron - one comes in threads and is very expencive, the other one - turmeric comes in powder and is very cheap. Which one should I use, and if there is any difference at all, since its only purpose is to add color to the coffee.

Thank you in advance and greetings to QLers, who still remember me.

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By Terramax• 10 years 1 month ago.
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Terramax

Sorry the link to the recipe is here

http://www.aramcoexpats.com/Internal-Links/%20Aramcon-Recipes/Arab-Favorites/1435.aspx For some reason it can't be open once posted in forum, so I repost the recipe I am trying to follow.

3 eight ounce glasses of water

3/4 cup* lightly roasted and ground coffee

1/4 cup* coarsely ground cardamom

1/4 teaspoon saffron (optional)

* Arab coffee cup - Approximately 2 ounces

Boil the water in a pan

Add the coffee and let boil over low heat for half an hour

Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes to allow the coffee to settle

Put the cardamom in a coffee pot, strain the coffee into it and add the saffron

Place the pot over the heat, bring back to boil once

Serve and Enjoy

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