When you think of coffee what comes to mind? Espresso culture in a southern European country, a high street coffee chain or a traded† commodity. What about a female run coffee company that’s empowering African female farmers one bean a time. Farmers to Queens.
A meetup in North London. A dinner MeetUp was booked to take place at the wonderful 'Kokeb Ethiopian Restaurant' (45 Roman Way, N7 8XF): Sat 16 May 2015, 6pm. As this is an Ethiopian business West Africa Cook looks into the traditions of the countries most famous export coffee.
West Africans like to drink Ginger Beer, Lemon Grass Drink, Pineapple Drink and Orange Ade these are the non alcoholic drinks. Mildly alcoholic, probably about 1% alcohol is palm wine. Poyo is palm wine, Salone’s favorite native adult beverage. Milky-white in color, it’s surprisingly thin and almost frothy when fresh, which is how you want to taste it.