VIDEO: Drinking Local Ethiopian Coffee in Addis Ababa

By Mark Wiens 10 Comments

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Drinking local style Ethiopian coffee (or “buna” as it’s known) is undoubtedly one of the best things you can possibly do in Ethiopia.

All over Addis Ababa you’ll discover tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shops where the aroma of fresh roasting beans will lure you right in.

That’s what happened to me in this video.

Thank you for watching!

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  • High Rated Gabru

    3 years ago

    Nice info. Thanks for share!!

  • Joey

    8 years ago

    Hi Mark! I really enjoy your blog and especially the youtube videos. A few weeks ago my wife and I tried a new Ethiopian restaurant here in Phoenix, AZ. It’s called Abyssinia Restaurant and Cafe. It’s on Indian School a bit west of the 51 freeway. That was my first experience with Ethiopian food and I loved every moment of it! They do a traditional coffee ceremony – – I have never tasted coffee so good. I felt transported to another world! Anyway when I got home I looked online for more info about Ethiopian food and came across your blog and youtube videos. Small world… I graduated from ASU in 2010 with a global studies degree. Anyway, thanks for your content. I really enjoy it!

  • Dejan

    10 years ago

    Hello Mark, nice blog. I live in Dominican Republic and here something interesting…Over here we grow two different coffee’s: Arabic coffee and native coffee Catura, originating from Ethiopia. I didn’t try original Ethiopian coffee but Catura is definitely better than Arabica.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hi Dejan, great to hear from you and thank you for sharing. I have not heard of Catura before, I’m going to check it out. Thank you.

  • Matt

    10 years ago

    Mark. Very cool! There is a coffee shop in DC that does the traditional Ethiopian coffee ritual once per week. Now I definitely want to go.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Matt, thanks a lot for watching – you’d definitely enjoy that coffee ceremony! Do you have a coffee shop?

  • suresh chandra

    10 years ago

    mark, I have been following you on youtube. I have to tell you that I love your expression after you gulp down the food. best of all we get you see such variety of food. thank you and keep the good work

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words Suresh!

  • Jonathan Duncan

    10 years ago

    I miss Ethiopian coffee! I haven’t had a coffee good enough since. Although Malawi coffee was alright. Good times in Ethiopia. Happy days 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Jonathan, coffee is such a wonderful thing in Ethiopia!