How people drink and enjoy coffee around the word differs greatly. I find it fascinating to explore various unique coffee drinking rituals.
For example, in Ethiopia – the birthplace of coffee – it is a long spiritual, sacred ceremony, which also includes the roasting of the beans.
“Italians usually drink a cup of espresso that is served with a glass of water that is used for refreshing the mouth before drinking the coffee.”
In Turkey, the brew usually served from a long-handled copper pot called a cezve. According to a famous Turkish proverb: coffee should be ‘as black as hell, as strong as death and as sweet as love.’
However, for all coffee lovers around the world, drinking coffee is a mindful ritual that incorporates all five senses — sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It’s about slowing down and living in the moment.