Culture X Change #Äthiopien: Kafa in Vienna - The Art of Coffee/Get Together
Ethiopia or, more precisely, the region Kafa is the area of origin of red beans. This fact is also the background of this transcultural get together at one of most popular younger cafés in the city, the Coffee Pirates. Zuriyashwork Abegaz (Emuyi), coffee entrepreneur of a small Ethiopian cafe in Addis Abeba, and Tsion Molla will celebrate with the guests the art and culture of Ethiopian coffee making.
How does pure coffee from Ethiopia taste? From where do the beans originate? How long do you have to roast them? What does coffee mean to people in Ethiopia? How does climate change affect the coffee production? Which type of preparation? Questions over questions that could be raised in context of “Kafa in Vienna”. Not least, Vienna defines itself by its coffee culture, from small black coffee to a Melange and all the stories about and around the coffee houses as social institutions and meeting points. Thus, in regard to this Ethiopian art of coffee ceremony a culinary-artistic-cross-culture get together with the Ethiopian diaspora in Vienna is going to take place.
Works of the photographer Martha Tadesse about the situation of coffee making or rather the role of coffee bars and –houses in Ethiopia and a video about Emuyis cafe round off this initiative.