Coffee morning and night but it rarely happens at midday happens because of lack of time. Having coffee in Ethiopia is a meaningful moment, done as a ceremony, and it takes time. Bizunesh likes this special tradition.She and her husband accept the lengthy preparation as a moment to relax.
Bizunesh lights incense in the house while she roasts the white coffee beans. When ready, she lifts the plate to her nose, lets her children smell it and the round kitchen hut fills with wonderful odors that raises the pleasure when the coffee is finally served.
Well planned! As Belay comes in putting down the bags of ground maize, his wife naturally serves him the first of the three cups of coffee.
The Belays have no watch and seem to have little to do with either Ethiopian time or Western time. They have found their own way to manage and survive where many do not.