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In this 1996 image, children attend a festival in New York celebrating Greek heritage. (photo: Karen Lagerquist)
  
2 December 2011
Erin Edwards




We explored coffee’s critical role in Ethiopia’s economy, in the November issue of ONE. Equally important is the cultural significance of the coffee ceremony. Sometimes taking hours, the ceremony consists of the manual brewing of coffee and is often accompanied with the burning of incense. It is a socially unifying aspect of Ethiopian culture.

Recently a Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant employee reenacted a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony for us. Watch the video below!

To learn more about the significance of coffee in Ethiopia, check out Brewed to Perfection by Peter Lemieux. For more about Queen of Sheba, watch our interview with owner, Philipos Mengistu.



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