According to Wikipedia again, Ethiopia observes this day along with several other countries. After all, as the birthplace of coffee, why shouldn't Ethiopia celebrate one of its gifts to the world?
|At least we have evidence that someone in Norway has heard of this day.|
|Cardamom floating in my psychedelic coffee mirror.|
|Coffee was probably not the best liquid to wash down this lunch.|
|And beware the mouthful of cardamom on the last sip.|
|ጤና አዳም always flavors Lulit's coffee.|
|Lulit showing me her ጤና አዳም plant in her backyard.|
Not wanting my special coffee day to end, I decided to make a coffee pudding for our evening dessert. The recipe called for one tablespoon instant espresso powder, but I substituted some coarsely-ground Ethiopian coffee beans that I had roasted myself. The final product didn't look anything like the image posted by the web chef, but I enjoyed that extra connection to Ethiopia, unrefined as it was.