The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony included buna, injera, and dancing!


Photo credit, Leslie Quinonez

Coffee is an important part of Ethiopian culture. A coordinator pours buna, the term used for coffee, from a jebena, which is a clay coffee brewing pot, into cups for ceremony attendees.

On Wednesday, September 21, Montgomery College hosted the annual Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony (Buna) in celebration of Ethiopian New Year Observation (Enkutatash) and African Heritage Month. Several Ethiopian tribal dances were performed, traditional food was served, and many other Ethiopian cultural elements were shared at the Cafritz Art Center-Courtyard.