[Homeroast] Ethiopia

John Mac johnt.mac at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 19:48:51 CST 2012


Greegg-
Check out Tom's travelogues from Ethiopia.
Here is a link to a photo from a school in Choma, Hararghe, Ethiopia.
http://www.sweetmarias.com/travelogues/EthiopiaFeb2009/EthiopiaFeb2009-Pages/Image226.html
Look at what he's holding.

Cheers!

John in Nor Cal

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Gregg Talton <gregg.talton at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm still learning Amharic  - it's tough and the people I work with speak
> the Oromo language.  Still more confusing is that last year we worked in
> Langano with people from Sidamo who speak another language.  Needless to
> say, we used a translator.
>
> Tom, have you ever tried to take soccer balls to Ethiopia?  I do medical
> work when I go and this year customs in Ethiopia wanted to "fine" us for
> bringing in a suitcase with 75 deflated balls. They said nothing about
> the two bags filled with medical supplies.
>
> Gregg
>
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
> sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
>
> > I love the smaqll fluted cups. Its actually my favorite cup for coffee -
> i
> > like to drink small cups and refill them - never liked big mugs much. I
> > wanted to actually import them, but they are mostly made in China now,
> not
> > Ethiopia, and I could not find the manufacturer.
> >
> > Faranji (spell it any way you like since it is phonetic from Amharic)
> > means French, but came to mean any foreigner.
> >
> > I hope you bought a Jebena too - the clay carae they boil the coffee
> in...
> > never seen anyone wash the coffee  in Ethiopia before roasting, ever, in
> > any part. Thats really funny... Sounds like a great trip!
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  I love Ethiopian food, but after the past ten days I think I'll take a
> >> good
> >> long break from injera and wat.
> >> I bought a coffee ceremony set at the market in Addis - they are
> beautiful
> >> sets.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Sandy Andina <sandraandina at mac.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>   We have a terrific Ethiopian restaurant around the corner, and its
> >>> owners
> >>>  live on our block.  At our block parties, they do the traditional
> coffee
> >>>  ceremony, roasting the beans in a ceramic pan over a charcoal brazier,
> >>>  grinding it by hand and serving it in little earthenware cups. It's
> very
> >>>  dark and very sweet, though not as syrupy as Turkish/Arabian
> >>> (ibrik-brewed)
> >>>  coffee.  It's the highlight of the party---and I always order it at
> the
> >>> end
> >>>  of the meal when I eat at the restaurant. (For Chicagoans, or
> >>> prospective
> >>>  tourists, it's Ethiopian Diamond).
> >>>  On Feb 27, 2012, at 2:01 PM, Gregg Talton wrote:
> >>>  Peace & song,
> >>>  Sandy
> >>>  www.sandyandina.com
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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