Coffee, Coffee Culture, Ethiopean, Guest Contributor

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony … “For the Love of a Good Cuppa” by Karen Fayeth

A coffee ceremony is a ritualised form of making and drinking coffee. The coffee ceremony is one of the most recognizable parts of Arab, Eritrean and Ethiopian culture. Coffee is offered when visiting friends, during festivities, or as a daily staple of life. If coffee is politely declined then most likely tea (shai) will be served.  [Wikipedia] FOR THE LOVE OF A GOOD CUPPA… Read More Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony … “For the Love of a Good Cuppa” by Karen Fayeth

Coffee, Poetry

Coffee Dark, Poetry Light … How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee … featuring poet and short story writer Dan Roberson

Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water. ~The Women’s Petition Against Coffee, [England 1674] to Keepers of the Liberties of Venus; The Worshipful Court of Female Assistants, &c. from the Several Thousands of Buxome Good-Women,… Read More Coffee Dark, Poetry Light … How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee … featuring poet and short story writer Dan Roberson

Coffee, Coffee Culture, Lebanese, Turkish

Lebanese Coffee, Cardamom Scented; featured writer, Freya Stark

“We found a little side valley for lunch, and made a salad and cooked the coffee.” Letters From Syria, Freya Stark As a child I lived for a while with my Lebanese grandmother, my Sidto. Every Tuesday afternoon some of the ladies who traveled to the U.S. with her would come to visit. They’d bring store… Read More Lebanese Coffee, Cardamom Scented; featured writer, Freya Stark