The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is typically performed by the woman of the household and is considered an honour. The coffee is brewed by first roasting the green coffee beans over an open flame in a pan . This is followed by the grinding of the beans, traditionally in a wooden mortar and pestle. The coffee grounds are then put into a special vessel which contain boiled water and will be left on an open flame a couple of minutes until it is well mixed with the hot water. After grinding, the coffee is put through a sieve several times. The boiling pot (jebena) is usually made of pottery and has a spherical base, a neck and pouring spout, and a handle where the neck connects with the base.
Debritu’s stand, serving Moyee coffee and tea, can be found in the Fair’s Community Centre, just outside The Hague International Centre at the Centraal Station end of City Hall.
As well as experiencing the ceremony first hand, visitors can enjoy their cuppa while soaking up the community atmosphere created by a heady mix of sports, social and community groups. They can also enjoy the demonstrations, workshops and performances which will be taking place there.
Meskel and TheHagueOnline will also be offering a free cuppa to standholders and their helpers while they are preparing their booths in the morning. Making an excellent start to what promises to be a great day!
Entry to the Feel at Home International Community Fair is free for visitors who reserve their tickets in advance. You can register for up to 4 Free Tickets per order by clicking on the orange button: