Category Archives: Beverages

Ethiopian Coffee: The Best Coffee According to Me

The growing and preparing of coffee is a longstanding tradition in Ethiopia.  Ethiopia is where Coffea arabica, the coffee plant, originates.  Although coffee is now grown in various parts of the world; Ethiopia still accounts for around 3% of the global coffee market. Today, I’d like to tell you how I first discovered Ethiopian coffee and how it became my favourite coffee of all. Keep reading until the end of this post where I share a video about the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and how coffee is generally drunk in Ethiopia. READ ALSO: Cadbury Hot Chocolate Recipe / Cadbury Drinking Chocolate Recipe … Continue reading Ethiopian Coffee: The Best Coffee According to Me

Del Monte Juices

When I was growing up, the breakfast table at my parents’ home always included a jug of freshly squeezed orange juice. Breakfast was never complete without it! Somehow, when they moved to Kenya, during my teen years, that habit came to an end. Instead, at breakfast, my parents chose to serve orange juice out of a packet. Still, they tried to make sure that the fruit juice we drank was as healthy as possible. My father was particularly adamant that the juice he bought had no added sugar. This is how I first learned about Del monte juice. See some Del Monte … Continue reading Del Monte Juices

Cadbury Hot Chocolate Recipe: How to Make Cadbury Hot Chocolate

If you are interested in buying Cadbury Hot Chocolate, you can buy it online here. Otherwise, read on to learn a neat little trick I found to make your Cadbury Hot Chocolate drink as rich and velvety smooth as possible. When I was in primary school, my older brother and I always looked forward to our afternoon cup of hot chocolate. We’d make it with four cubes of sugar (without my mother’s knowledge) and loved to have it with buttered baguette. That was many, many years ago. Until recently, when I suddenly started drinking a cup of hot chocolate every day, hot … Continue reading Cadbury Hot Chocolate Recipe: How to Make Cadbury Hot Chocolate

Grant’s Gin

Of all the drinks in the world, I must admit: I am partial to gin. There’s nothing quite like a well mixed G&T (gin and tonic—especially if the gin in question is Gordon’s Special Dry London Gin), and this my family knows well (trust me, I tell you this for a reason :-)). The story of this post took place about a year ago, in Dar es Salaam, where I’d gone to visit my parents. My father, knowing my love for gin, often makes sure to have a bottle available for me when I first arrive to visit. It’s a little … Continue reading Grant’s Gin

African Tea

Have you ever wondered how to make a proper cup of African tea or osang tea as it is known in Equatorial Guinea? If so look no further, here’s the recipe I use to make delicious, milky, spiced African tea. Enjoy! Osang Tea/African Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 part water1 part milkSpices or herbs of your choice such as ginger, lemongrass, tea masala, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or black pepper1 teaspoon of loose tea leaves or 1 tea bag per cup of teasugar to taste Directions  Mix milk and water in a pot. On high heat, bring the water and milk mixture to … Continue reading African Tea