Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is a traditional coffee ritual that has been a part of Ethiopian culture for centuries. This ceremony involves roasting coffee beans over an open flame, grinding them by hand, and brewing them in a special pot called a jebena. The coffee is served with popcorn, creating a unique and flavorful experience. In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps of creating this authentic and delicious coffee experience.


  • Ethiopian coffee beans (preferably fresh)
  • Water
  • Popcorn

Special equipment

  • Jebena (Ethiopian coffee pot)
  • Bunna bet (traditional coffee table)
  • Berchuma (a pan used to roast coffee beans)
  • Wusha (a tool used to grind coffee beans)


Roasting the coffee beans

  • Heat the berchuma over medium heat.
  • Add the coffee beans to the pan and stir constantly for about 10-15 minutes or until they turn dark brown.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

Grinding the coffee beans

  • Using the wusha, grind the roasted coffee beans into a fine powder.

Brewing the coffee

  • Fill the jebena with water and place it on the bunna bet.
  • Add the ground coffee to the water in the jebena and stir.
  • Heat the jebena on the stove or over an open flame until the coffee comes to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let the coffee simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove the jebena from the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the coffee to settle.

Serving the coffee

  • Pour the coffee from the jebena into small cups.
  • Serve with popcorn on the side.


  • Use freshly roasted coffee beans for the best flavor.
  • The coffee should be served immediately after brewing.
  • You can add sugar or spices like cardamom or cinnamon to the coffee if desired.


Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is a unique and enjoyable experience that is not only about coffee but also about the social and cultural significance of the ceremony. By following these simple steps, you can create an authentic Ethiopian coffee experience in the comfort of your own home. So, gather your friends and family and enjoy this special coffee ritual together!

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