The coffee ceremony is an integral part of social and cultural life in Ethiopia and Eritrea. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality. Performing the ceremony is almost obligatory in the presence of a visitor, whatever the time of day.

Ethiopian homage to coffee is sometimes ornate, and always beautifully ceremonial. There are many small variations based on region and ethnicity, but we will go over the most common process and the one that is used by Bunna Cafe.