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Friday, December 2, 2016

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony 1,000 Year Ritual



Ethiopian Coffee Harrar, Ghimbi, and Sidamo Yirgacheffe. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a ritual that women of Ethiopia have participated in for centuries.


Jebena for an Ethiopian coffee ceremony


Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony 1,000 Year Ritual


Ethiopia is where the coffee plants Coffea Arabica, Canephora and Liberica originates. The African country, Ethiopia manufactures the for the most part the most distinctive and captivating coffees on the plant.

The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a ritual that the women of Ethiopia have participated in for centuries. The coffee may be prepared three times in one day for various reasons including a meal. There is a time to share Buna with family, a time to drink Buna with other women and for breakfast or dinner and may include immediate family, including male members.

The jebena, an often-ornate pot, is used to boil, prepare, and serve the coffee. If you do not have a jebena you serve tea. No jebena means no coffee ceremony. Items such as a tray with coffee cups and all of the items needed for making coffee are gathered and brought to the space in which the ceremony will take place. 

The primary principle of organizing all of the items is to gather everything at once so that the woman preparing the coffee does not get up to collect other items later. The popcorn is the snack or maybe bread, since the Buna is never just coffee. The snack is enjoyed throughout the preparation process and while drinking coffee, with the intent of prolonging the Buna socializing experience.

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