Coffee Culture

by Amy Caldwell January. 29, 2021 269 views

The restaurant was small and not crowded, nondescript, sparsely decorated. Just another little shop in the strip mall. It was my first time trying Ethiopian food. The food was good, very good. The waiter very pleasant. We had been recommended to have the coffee. He asked us before dinner, did we want coffee? Dinner came and went and no coffee.... Then he brings this tray.

The friend who had recommended getting the coffee neglected to inform there was an entire ceremony involved. The green beans fresh roasted then ground then brewed in a clay pot. Such delicious strong coffee.

Coffee. Just coffee.

Coffee. Just coffee.

This was 4 years ago. We haven't been back to this restaurant. I don't think it's there anymore. I didn't see the sign last time we were by there.

We did get to have coffee in Ethiopia actually since then, but just airport coffee....not nearly so interesting, or so good.

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Chuck Staruch 7 months, 2 weeks ago

So very different and interesting! I would definitely like to try that coffee with my creamer of course.smile   Great photos!

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Gethin Thomas 7 months, 2 weeks ago

After "This was 4 years ago" I thought you might say "and I haven't slept since".smile

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Jay Boggess 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Lovely shots and nice story!+1

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Benny Law 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I tried it once in an Ethiopian restaurant in Toronto. It was super strong stuff. Highly concentrated. I can't say it was my cup of coffee. 🙂  But then again, I'm not much of a coffee drinker.

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