When I was finally able to visit Ethiopia in 2003, Himself had already been there many times as part of a military humanitarian project. He met a family there and through the years we established a close relationship.
Ethiopia is the home of coffee... and there is an intricate hospitality ceremony to honor guests. One does not just get handed a cup of coffee... it starts with the roasting of the still-green coffee beans. It ends several hours later with the pouring of the last of three cups the freshest brewed coffee you'll ever have.
I was taught to do this ceremony (Belaynesh even made me a traditional dress to wear!).
Then she gave me a coffee set.
You can see the cups are small, so you don't get too much of a caffeine high.
Love the face carved into the handle of the tray!
The coffee pot and stand.