Gil's Coffee Beans and Coffee Machines
Ethiopians still to this day serve coffee in an elaborate ceremony and this can take close to an hour.
Just picture charcoals warming the inside of a clay pot, as guests
are sitting on three-legged stools chatting away...
Your host is talking with you as his wife patiently washes the green beans, removing all the silver skin. The special coffee beans came from your hosts own trees, and they already sun-dried and then the husks were removed.
You watch, intrigued as your hosts wife sprinkles a little frankincense on the hot coals, producing a powerful smell ( would love to know what this smell is like). Then a flat iron disk is placed over the hot coals, the coffee beans are then placed on this grill and gently stirred.
Then they begin to darken and even crackle. When they finally have turned a perfect golden brown, she places them in a mortar and starts grinding them with a pestle until they turn into a fine powder. Now they are thrown into this clay pot of water which has been set atop the coals to boil.
Into this is thrown some cinnamon and cardamom...
Are you ready for the first sip? Just imagine the down-to-earth aromas that will be surrounding you!
If somehow this could be brought to this country, I'll bet it would be popular. My mind is wandering to some of the Native American ceramonies that many love to attend. And some of them are combined with meals, such as one on an island off of Seattle were they prepare salmon cooked over alderwood.
How about an Ethiopian restuarant that includes a coffee tasting ceremony vert similar to what I described above? I think it would be a hit.
Ever been to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony?
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