the best cup of coffee I've ever had

Photo © Ulf Fågelhammar

I love coffee and I love to tell people about the best cup of coffee of my lifetime. I was served it one early October morning in Madrid in the year of 1970. It was prepared by a woman from Colombia.

But there is another one, competing with that delicious cup of coffee. It was prepared by a strong, proud and confident woman from East Africa - where the mother of us all comes from. She prepared it in the traditional way, it is a ceremony in Eritrea where she comes from.

The green coffee beans are roasted and then grinded in a mortar.
There is a pleasent odor coming from the kitchen when the beans are prepared. And the coffee...mmmmmm!

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