Rendez-Vous Restaurant Bar & Cafe says. Specialized in Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine. Travel to Africa with Rendez-Vous restaurant. Savour the dishes of the exotic continent and immerse yourself in the alluring environment of traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine and the best traditional coffee roasting rituals. Minutes from downtown Toronto, Rendez-Vous offers courteous service that will invite you to travel to Africa over and over again and mark our word of that !!
The coffee ceremony is typically performed by the woman of the household and is considered an honour. The coffee is brewed by first roasting the green coffee beans over an open flame in a pan. This is followed by the grinding of the beans, traditionally in a wooden mortar and pestle. The coffee grounds are then put into a special vessel which contains boiled water and will be left on an open flame a couple of minutes until it is well mixed with the hot water. After grinding, the coffee is put through a sieve several times. The boiling pot (jebena) is usually made of pottery and has a spherical base, a neck and pouring spout, and a handle where the neck connects with the base. The jebena also has a straw lid.