“Buna dabo naw”, our coffee is our bread

2c1adc4c8332fb97be994e3d3eb6d2bfEthiopia is the birthplace of coffee: it is in the forests of the Kaffa region that Coffea Arabica grew wild.

Coffee is “Bun” or “Buna” here.

Ethiopian coffee is one of the most popular coffee origins in the world. If you like to drink coffee, you have to know that our coffee is perhaps the best in the world.

Ethiopians love coffee, and if you can afford it, you drink it several times a day. But coffee is more than just a caffeinated drink to get you through the day.  It is a way to savor the pleasure of good company.

The coffee ceremony (Bunna ceremony)

Artistic Works of Adis Gebru of Ethiopia | My Coffee Maker

Ethiopian Coffee ceremony Ethiopia is Africa’s largest coffee producer with highly sought after origin coffees. It is also the only producing country in Africa with a traditional coffee drinking culture. This tradition is reflected in the unique and attractive coffee ceremony, a daily ritual performed by women.

Ethiopia’s coffee ceremony is an integral part of our social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.

Ethiopian coffee

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The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important tradition and involves much ceremony including the burning of incense as the coffee beans are pounded using a mortar and pestle and brewed in a narrow-spouted coffee pot. Ethiopians very own traditional clay coffee Pot called “Jebena“.

Drinking coffee In  Ethiopia is a three-round affair. The first (its called ‘Abol’) contains the best coffee.


Coffee shops

But in Ethiopia you can drink good coffee in the modern coffee shops. There are many reputable cafes in Addis Ababa, for example, that have been and still serving best coffee in the most modern. Walking along the streets it´s possible to find a lot of tiny shops where to taste a good coffee. In everywhere coffee is present, its part of our life.

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