Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

End date: 12-04-2023 - 09:45:00 PM

A private coffee ceremony for 2 - 6 people and a risograph print.

About the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is integral to daily life in Ethiopia, and has served as a means of cultural continuity for the Ethiopian diaspora. The smells, flavors, and shared stories invite us to remember ancestral ways of being.

An important gathering in an Ethiopian home almost always begins with coffee. It is a sign of love and respect for those gathered.

The coffee, served in three rounds, is brewed in a Jebena (earthen pot) and Ciné (small ceramic cups). A multi sensory display includes the roasting of coffee beans, burning of resin incense, and a display of fresh flowers. This ritual is an ancient technology that encourages us to slow down, share stories, and build community.

About Nesanet Teshager Abegaze

Nesanet Teshager Abegaze is a filmmaker, educator, and founder of Tesh Ciné Lab.

Over the last decade, Nesanet has immersed herself in many creative fields from managing a creative agency to co-founding Azla, a plant-based Ethiopian eatery with her mother. Working with and listening to her mother inspired Nesanet to preserve her family history via her lifelong interest in film. Her short films Bereka, Afrikan Space Program Forever, and Phillis Wheatley have screened at Sundance Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, and Durban International Film Festival.

At Tesh Ciné Lab, Nesanet facilitates eco-processing workshops, teaching participants to create an analog film developer made from coffee and other culinary ingredients. These workshops are a mediation on rethinking the toxic nature of darkroom chemistry, as well as the toxic history of the photography and filmmaking industries.

This package was generously donated by Nesanet Teshager Abegaze

Logistics to be coordinated between buyer and donor. Please note that the ceremony would take place in Los Angeles and location will be arranged by participants.

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