EDE coffee culture

EDE coffee culture 0

Millions of years ago of the Central Highlands, when the volcanoes erupted, created the legendary red basalt tropics suitable for Robusta coffee, and today the quality of Vietnamese Robusta coffee has been recognized worldwide. recognition. On that land, with more than 44 ethnic groups living for a long time, especially the Ede people are the largest ethnic group in Dak Lak whose cultural, historical, customs, rituals and spiritual life. They have attached to this land area and created valuable cultural heritages of the nation.

Ede people often like coffee because they choose their own seeds to plant, take care of, and pray to Yang Heaven, Yang Earth, Yang Nuoc … for the tree to be lush, to reap many fruits, not to be damaged. Pests destroyed, not stolen by weasels, squirrels, not damaged by ghosts, begging the Yangs for the coffee to be safe until the harvest season.

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Ede ethnic people follow the concept of “animistic things” worshiping many gods (Yang). The existence of human life, the peace of the community, the clan, the family, the healthy and wealthy self are all due to the support and protection of the Yangs. Yang Land cherished, raised the tree firmly, Yang Water according to the seasonal schedule, gave the plant to drink 1 to 2 times … When the coffee flowers bloom in the white garden, the fragrance spreads throughout the village, the belly is happy and joyful. …

The crystallization of Earth, Heaven, Sun, Wind, Rain sources, on the legendary land of the Central Highlands, has given the coffee here as a pure grain of the Yangs, a privilege bestowed on the Central Highlands people. “A nut of many Yang, must be roasted, cooked into drinkable water, bitter, fragrant, sweet, sweet.. makes my stomach more joyful, hungover, enthusiastic and tireless labor, not feeling hungry…! “Therefore, drinking coffee every morning of each day is the kind of drink that the Yangs have created for health and luck. E-de coffee is a kind of drink for the host’s esteemed guests.

Therefore, drinking coffee every morning of each new day for the Ede people is no longer an ordinary drink but it is the energy and enjoyment that the Yangs have bestowed. That is Coi Coffee, the Essence of Basalt!

The traditional way of drinking Coffee of the Ede people:

Choose plants, Choose fresh seeds for each season, rub right after picking, dry and separate the seed silk, continue to dry thoroughly. Dried seeds with salt (raw), the amount of salt is usually calculated as follows: 10 pounds, dry coffee beans (2 hands) only 1 handful of salt (1 hand) mix well and brew in a pot, cover tightly. The incubation period is 3 to 5 days.

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The amount of coffee to drink tomorrow morning is taken from the pot brewed last night, left next to the kitchen to dry and dry… Coffee beans are roasted in an earthen pot, usually by the wife, at the same time the husband sprays wine to chase them away. evil spirits, just impregnated roasted coffee beans. When the coffee beans are roasted, they are put in a wooden mortar and the husband is responsible for pounding them, at the same time the wife continues to boil water with an earthen pot, the amount of water is calculated from the amount of coffee and the drinker. With the way of choosing, making and inviting guests, as many guests as you can, just enough coffee, not too much, not lacking, expressing the quintessence, enjoying the delicious treasures of heaven and earth is considered a civilized way of enjoying.

After the coffee is pounded, pour it into a small cloth bag, dip it in a pot of boiling water, dip it until all the coffee is in the beans, and the grounds of the coffee beans are soft. Coffee is often mixed with sugar to drink, sometimes with a few grains of salt.

Before drinking, people raise their cups, whisper to the gods, and respectfully and respectfully offer their secret wishes to the gods. Therefore, in the Ede people, coffee is not an ordinary drink, but a ritual, a drink of thanksgiving to heaven and earth, to gods, to wishes, as an intangible and very noble cultural heritage. to treat the guest.

Artifacts:

  1. Old bamboo kitchen frame
  2. Earthen stove
  3. Cast iron pan and old bamboo chopsticks
  4. Dry gourd for wine and water
  5. Coffee filter racket
  6. Small earthen pot with salt
  7. Middle earth pot boils water
  8. Large clay pot for brewing coffee
  9. Bringing up the fields
  10. Handmade wooden pestle pounded by human power
  11. Clouds in the shape of a mountain ridge
  12. Tea pot and cup set

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