There are many different ways to make coffee. We go back to the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. A common Ethiopian coffee saying is "Buna dabo naw", or "Coffee is our bread". In most parts of Ethiopia, it is the main social event within the village and a time to discuss the community, politics and life. If invited into a home to take part, it is impolite to leave until you have consumed at least three cups, as the third round is considered to bestow (to give) a blessing. The ceremony will often lasts two to three hours making the coffee, from roasting the beans to serving it to family and guests, and use a special spouted pot known as a JEBENA to make it. Message us for more info if you like to bring your group of friends or colleagues to experience it at ACT! #ethiopiancoffee#ethiopiancoffeeceremony#birthplaceofcoffee#bestowablessing#coffeetradition#originofcoffee#jebena#wongchukhang#hkcafe#africaninspired#dogooddrinkgreat
We wanted to share that our Ethiopia Hama Coffee won the Bronze medal in the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards, in the Pour Over, single origin, filter category!
Judges comments were: Floral, Orange blossom and fruit aroma, sweet orange, dark chocolate, citrus acidity, clean, nice round medium body, coating mouthfeel. Jump on our website to buy some of this fantastic coffee for yourself!
BSx151 • This is a brew story. The brew depicted in this photo took place in Sydney in 2018. Some people wish it was raining men. We wish it was raining pots of wild heirloom from Shakisso that tastes like peach and bergamot. Hallelujah! What's your coffee fantasy? Truly.
Roast House coffee roasters (Spokane, WA) - Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Diima Lot #9 - grape taffy, berries, brown sugar - natural, limited release
In addition to the flavor notes described by the roaster and coffeereview.com, this coffee was extremely aromatic. This is why a glass bottle was correctly chosen to house the champagne like coffee that this was. Very nice!
Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Dried strawberry, dark chocolate, freesia-like flowers, tangerine zest, a hint of aged rum in aroma and cup. Sweetly round in structure; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is crisply and richly drying with lingering hints of aged rum enveloped by dark chocolate.
This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday coffees for Coffee Review‘s December 2017 tasting report. Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the more familiar wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, produced by villagers on small, garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Roast House is a small-batch, quality-focused roaster specializing in farm-direct organic-certified and Fair Trade Certified coffees.
The Bottom Line: This natural-processed Yirgacheffe’s hint of sweet, rum-like fruit ferment gives the cup a distinct holiday feel.
Our precious people of Ethiopia have suffered so much under the ethnic hatred politics of division and ethnic apartheid regime of the TPLF/EPRDF.
If you go from one corner of our beautiful country to each of the others to listen to the people—starting from the south to the north and from the east to the west—you will hear the same stories of their pain, grief, suffering and hard lives.
These heartbreaking stories do not come only because of the difficulties of life we all face, but much of their hardship, poverty, lack of opportunity and abuse has come as the result of government policies and harmful actions.
Even their chronic poverty and lack of food security can be related to the lack of freedom, the lack of property rights, the failure of the rule of law, the rampant corruption and regime repression.
May God give all of us the words, the strength, the wisdom, the openings and the support we need to change the direction of Ethiopia from doom to dawn and provide a structure to bring reforms, reconciliation and justice so that a dying nation may be revived; so that the favoritism of an unjust ethnic-apartheid system be ended, the shackles of injustice unlocked and a people and nation be inspired to lift up their hands to their Creator God.
May God protect all our precious family of Ethiopia and may He bless Ethiopia. Long Live Ethiopia
Last Portugal-related post will be obviously about specialty coffee in Portugal with recommendation ;) Third wave coffee scene is growing but it's far away from taking over. 'Italian style coffee' culture is still strong but you can see very small roasters starting to display own beans on shelves. Coffee shops were we've been to were all packed - great sign! Three places worth to visit when you'll in Portugal (surely more than 3 😂): 1. @combi_coffee - Porto: they are first in order but just really like this pic :D. Great and balanced cup of drip coffee from Honduras - capp as well, decent beans selection, good chat and thumbs up for them! 2. @mesa325 - Porto Except great drinks and food I'd come there every day just for a chat with baristas! True quality focus on coffee sourcing and educating customers! Pleasure to visit! I've bought there my bag of @lusocoffeeroasters from Ethiopia. Fingerlicking good! Less popular moka variety, washed, in you cup: think about fruits, any fruit you can imagine - all they are there! This fruit salad with honey and lemon on top, so many layers in your mouth! Moka varietal comes from Yemen and Ethiopia, super sweet itself with juicy ethiopian punch but washing process makes it well balanced! 3. @fabricacoffeeroasters - Lisbon, everything is quality focused, they roast own beans, nice fw and natural Ethiopia drip and thumbs up for NO WIFI sign - encourage to enjoy your cup! Good food selection, merch and interiors where old paintings meet pop-art next to each other! I really enjoyed my research! ;) #fabricacoffeeroasters#mesa325#luso#lusocoffeeroasters#combicoffee#lisbon#porto#specialtycoffee#thirdwavecoffee#instacoffee#coffeegram#coffeeporn#v60#hario#portugal#portugalia#pokaportugalie#travelcoffee#lisboa#coffeegeek#coffeeislife#portugalcoffee#cafeportugal#coffeetime#ethiopiancoffee#kawa#podróże#coffeeroaster#blackcoffee
Tons of exciting news! We've been working hard to rework all of our labels! We wanted to provide you with more information about the coffee itself: where it was grown, how it was processed and who made it all happen. We also want to announce a new coffee in our lineup! It's a washed Ethiopian coffee from the Dumerso Cooperative located in the Gedeo Zone. We've been tasting peach, black tea and lemonade! It's delicious. On top of that we have some awesome merch up on the website. We've got 12oz stainless steel travel mugs and enamel pins! And finally, we want to offer free shipping on all orders through the rest of March to celebrate! Just use promo code FREESHIPPING at check out.🤘🏽 #coffee#craftcoffee#specialtycoffee#thirdwavecoffee#lexingtonky#kentucky#kyproud#kyforky#travelmugs#enamelpin#ethiopiancoffee#spring#freeshipping
My baby girl turned 13 Sunday and in true Mama's Girl fashion, she shut my whole world down for about 3 days. I'm finally getting back to business. Gotta plan that better next year, lol. Anyway... I celebrated becoming the #mom of a #TEENAGER with a classic #hoyodemonterrey , homemade (by me!) cupcakes, and #ethiopiancoffee for breakfast. At 7:30am I look up and she was joining me on the patio, just enjoying our transition into the teenage realm together.
I feel like a new mom and look forward to continuing this journey with her.
Selective hand picking- consists of having people manually pluck individual or clustered beans off of a tree, leaving under-ripened fruit on the branch for harvesting at a later date. This process is the most time consuming and labor intensive, but produces the highest amount of the highest quality coffees.
Coffee farming provides Ethiopia with around 25% of its export earnings, and livelihoods for an estimated 15 million people. It is clear that these forests are an important resource, on a national and global level. If it were not for coffee farming, the forests would have been cleared for other uses many years ago.
By making some rather simple and relatively low-cost interventions in the way the coffee is harvested and processed, the quality is drastically improved, and with that, its price.
The more value there is in the coffee, the better the income for the farmers, and hence an increase in the value of the forest. In order to achieve the best prices, the quality of the coffee would have to be within the highest category
Culture Close-up: Rehemia, 18, prepares coffee during a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
In many communities in Ethiopia, this ceremony is a main social event which takes place three times a day. Coffee beans are roasted in a flat pan, ground with mortar and pestle and poured into an ornate clay pot called a jebena. The coffee is then served in small cups called cini, and usually enjoyed with a small snack, like popcorn.
Photo by @lyell_shoots