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Ethiopian Tea and Coffee

Also Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is one of the most enjoyable events you can attend at an Ethiopian Restaurant. The coffee is taken through its full life cycle of preparation in front of you in a ceremonial manner. Coffee is called 'Bunna' (boo-na) by the Ethiopians. As you sip your first cup of coffee, you've gone through the full process of watching seeing the coffee beans being washed, roasted, grinded, boiled & now the culmination you're drinking them. By now the process is finished at most restaurants, but traditionally Ethiopians stick around to get at least a second serving of coffee and sometimes a third.

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Ethiopian Tea and Coffee

Taking Pride In What We Do...

First cup Ethiopian café officially opened in May 20,2016. It is a family owned business... (husband and wife/Mebrat and Tamirat). Mebrat always dreamed of opening a small business. It has run in her family from back home in Ethiopia. Now, her business is flourishing as the restaurant is growing everyday. She had also hoped of people liking her food and accepting the culture.

The café is rich in culture, as almost all of their ingredients are shipped from Ethiopia itself. Mebrat and Tamirat have had the café almost for 4 years and plan on keeping it that way. Their goal is for you to not try the food but understand the Ethiopian culture a lot better. That is why this café means a lot to Mebrat. By going to the restaurant and having a good time, you will truly experience the Ethiopian culture. First cup’s interior is decorated with cultural art Ethiopia’s traditional coffee set up. Stop by anytime to experience our traditional coffee too. You can also richen us on face book and Instagram as well! We welcome any comments you may have!

Mebrat and Tamirat - First Cup Owners
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The Ethiopian Culture

Ethiopian in the Horn of Africa is tugged land locked country solutes by the great great valley with archaeological findings dating back more than three million years a go and it is a place of ancient culture.

Ethiopian as a galaxy of culture in Horn of Africa it about 87 plus cultural groups practicing the cultural deference like beliefs, behaviors, language,way of life including food, preparation and way of eating considered as unique to members of a specific cultural group.

Despite the differences they practice most of cultural activities in common as a nation. One of those common practices is eating Injera with Doro wot and Kitiffo. Eating “ Injera with Doro wot “ and eating Ethiopian food in general is characterized by the ritual of sharing and being together from the same plate (masob or Tiree) signifying the bond of loyalty and friendship. Also eating with five fingers in traditional way is unique culture of in general and “Injera and Doro “wot” in particular.

First Cup Ethiopian Tea

First Cup Cafe and Restaurant

ADDRESS: 4432 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015
PHONE: (602) 265-1049
HOURS: Tue- Sat 11am-8:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-8:00pm
Monday closed
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