International Coffee Day

Join us on Sunday 1 October to celebrate International Coffee Day.

Did you know coffee is a gift from Ethiopia? Legend has it that, in the 9th century, goat herders noticed that their goats were full of energy after eating berries from the coffee plants. After giving it a try themselves, the legendary ‘pick me up’ was born!

Today, coffee ceremonies form an integral part of social and cultural life in Ethiopia. An invite is an incredible mark of respect and friendship. Girls are taught from a very young age how to perform the intricate ceremony and share it with family, friends, neighbours and visitors.

Drink up in the knowledge that, as the Ethiopians would say, “Buna dabo naw!” (“Coffee is our bread!”)

Get your own Ethiopian coffee at the Hamlin Shop!

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