Here’s how you make a cup of coffee African style. First, hike to an African waterfall to get really good water.
Woman cutting food for livestock.
Stop at a “bar” along the way to fortify yourself with some banana barley beer.
Tasty Stuff. You pass around the wooden cup.
There, that looks like good water for coffee.
Gather some water in an orange bowl.
Woman carrying bananas. She is also the barkeep.
Then you pick some coffee beans. They are actually coffee fruit. They taste sweet like fruit. The “beans” are the seeds of the fruit.
Use this hand cranked machine to separate the beans from the fruit.
Put the beans into a wooden pestle and pound with a mortar until the hard shell on the coffee beans is loose.
Put in a shallow basket to winnow, separating the beans form the chaff.
Start a fire and roast the beans in a clay pot, turning constantly with a large wooden spatula.
They start out looking like this.
And end up looking like this after being roasted.
Roasted beans cooling.
Next, pour the beans back into the mortar and pound with the pestle until ground.
Once they are ground, sift and return the larger bits to the mortar for more pounding. In the meantime, have some water heating on the fire.
Check on your rabbits.
Enjoy your coffee. For a treat, mix equal parts coffee and sugar. Lick from the palm of your hand. Yummy. Ok, now you know what to do tomorrow when you wake up!