Babylon: Beyond Borders
Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, 2019
Header image: Detail showing Marduk (god), the most important god in ancient Babylon. Babylon 2017, by Mouayad Sary.
Coffee in Ethiopia
by Titlail Negussie Mekuria.
I’m 43 years old and I live in London. I am a diaspora myself. I am originally from Ethiopia. I love dancing. I dance all the time.
Coffee ... It all started in Ethiopia. It originated from there.
It takes about 5 minutes to make coffee and enjoy it here but in Ethiopia it's a whole different story.
We light up the cole, we set the kit ... that takes 10 minutes.
We wash the coffee bins 5
We roast it 10
We manually grind it 7
Then we boil the coffee 15 minutes
All together it takes about 45 minutes before you can have a single sip of coffee. You have to be very patient to drink coffee in Ethiopia but we love it.
Traditional coffee ceremony in Ethiopia - raw coffee beans on the coffee roaster pan sitting on the charcoal container.
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Introduction by Katie Webb