Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — “Bunna Derswal!” In Amharic, this translates to “the coffee is ready.” And the time has come indeed. Oakland’s very own Brundo Ethiopian Spices will host regular Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies every other Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. beginning March 16th.
Join Brundo in exploring the ancient tradition of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. A long upheld practice in Ethiopian culture, bunna ceremonies are still an essential part of daily life for most Ethiopians. Women in Ethiopian households invite family and neighbors for coffee, calling out “bunna derswal!” Brundo is calling out the same to the community.
Brundo is located at 6419 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA 94609. The cost for the ceremony is $5 per person and includes light snacks. There will be a special appearance from Brundo owner Fetlework Tefferi for a book signing for her newly released Ethiopian Pepper & Spice Book, a rare collection of history, culture and recipes. The book is available for purchase at http://www.brundo.com.
Guests can also enjoy this very special coffee ceremony in the comfort of their own homes with a ceremony kit on sale at the Brundo storefront and their website. At one of the coffee roasting classes, attendees can learn the whole coffee ceremony process. Contact lea(at)brundo(dot)com for more information on the class and schedules.
Next door at Cafe Colucci, there is also a delicious new brunch menu featured every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About the company Café Colucci uses the best organic, sundried, handpicked, heirloom and traditionally seasoned chili peppers, legume blends, herbs and spices to create the finest Ethiopian cuisine. The scintillating entrées are cooked to order to ensure freshness. Vegetarian dishes are prepared delicately and are cooked daily. They bake their special blend injera twice a day. For gluten free diets, they prepare to order fresh 100% TEFF Injera. Café Colucci uses traditionally cut tender natural meats and cage free poultry. Their spices are imported directly from Ethiopia via their sister company, Brundo International, http://www.brundo.com. They also offer catering services and cooking classes to learn the techniques involved in Ethiopian cooking and food. For information about Café Colucci and their authentic Ethiopian menu, visit: http://www.cafecolucci.com/.