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Buna. Coffee. Kahve. Cafe

IMG_9101 The only way forward in the mornings for this Ethiopian is not without a cup of coffee. Buna please. Is it a drug? In Ethiopia, it is not unusual to see women huddled together around a ‘djebena’, the traditional coffee maker, first roasting the beans and then brewing it. Three cups are made for each person and the third brew is offered to children due to it’s weakness.  The Oromo people take the coffee further by putting salt and butter in the cup. You’d better gulp it all at once or you will be making silly faces. Butter aside, a classic recipe comes to mind: a piece of ginger and some cardamom in the coffee maker can take you closer to home.

Melkam!

 

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