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Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa provided by Traveling Spoon

Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa

Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa
4.5
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from £65.10 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Daniel and Tigist’s home is in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, a neighborhood not frequented by tourists that is calmer and greener than central Addis Ababa. Their home is comfortable, clean and homey, decorated with pictures of their three boys, who you may meet if your experience takes place during the evening or on the weekend. Your cooking class will take place in Daniel and Tigist’s home kitchen. During your two hour class, Tigist will show you how to make a traditional Ethiopian dish as well as how to pour and cook the perfect injera. You might learn to make shiro (chickpea or broad bean stew) or tibs (stir-fried meat with vegetables and spices) in addition to injera. You will also learn to roast coffee beans. If you're interested in learning to make an additional dish, include it in the "notes" section of your booking - please note that it will extend the cooking time.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P161
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private cooking class + meal with your host Daniel • Beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Unnamed Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Meet Daniel at his home located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gefersa water reservoir. Please reach out to Daniel directly for exact directions to his home upon booking confirmation.
Inclusions
Private cooking class + meal with your host Daniel • Beverages • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Gratuities
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Unnamed Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Meet Daniel at his home located in the western part of Addis Ababa on the way to Ambo or Gefersa water reservoir. Please reach out to Daniel directly for exact directions to his home upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Menu may vary depending on the season
If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Private, personalized experience
Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Addis Ababa home to meet locals who are expert cooks, and share Ethiopian culture and cuisine together.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Kathy T.
Beverly Hills, CA94 contributions
Thanksgiving To Remember
What an amazing way to spend our Thanksgiving! Our family of 6 with adult children had the most lovely evening. Daniel and his wife Tigest hosted us in their home...
Started with a visit to the local market on the way-where they purchase their products...
Tigest had an excellent demo for a traditional Ethiopian base used with many dishes and then we all participated in the injera making! The other dishes were prepared in advance and perfectly timed...
Followed by a sit down dinner and coffee ceremony. Thank you for this memory!
Written 29 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jocelyn W
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions
Divine food and coffee - this experience is a must for all visitors to Addis Ababa
Oct 2019
If you’re traveling to Addis Ababa, visiting Daniel’s home is a must! A friend of mine in New Zealand found Daniel Ademe’s contact details for me and I booked in for me and a friend to go and learn how Shiro and Injera is made. A couple of other friends found out we’re to go on a short tour to the outskirts of the city and on very short notice, as in 30 minutes, Daniel agreed for me to bring 2 extra guests along. Three of us are blind and Daniel and his wife made us feel very welcome. The aroma of the herbs and other ingredients was to die for! We were running out of time at the end but nothing phased Daniel and his driver. They got us back to the Elilly International Hotel in time for our conference to start even though the traffic was something else.

We also experienced a coffee ceremony at his home and they described step-by-step about grounding the beans, roasting it, having incense burning in the background, etc.
“When you drink a cup of coffee, the ideas march in like an army” – Balzac.

Restaurants in Addis Ababa are great re serving traditional Ethiopian food, but nothing beats being at a real person’s home while they entertain you.

We got told to all eat from this one big basket, for the belief is that if you all eat from the same dish you won’t fight, something we can all learn from..

Note from Jocelyn: This review was written by Martine who visited Daniel's home for this meal and coffee making in October 2019. Martine is blind so I uploaded this review for her. I am the New Zealand friend that Martine mentioned who found this travel experience for her on Trip Advisor. Daniel was really helpful to talk to when planning this experience and I felt reassured by him and his wife that Martine would have a great time and be well looked after. All true. Thank you Daniel and family.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tearzza
2 contributions
good experience but overpriced
Sep 2019
The organisation and communication of this cooking class was not the best. Pick-up/drop-off place on the schedule was Japan Market, but ended up being Asko Bus Station which is in the north west end of the city and took us an hour to get there. Also, they couldn't bring us back there from their home after the cooking class so we had to take a taxi back to the Bus Station. The food was absolutely the best we've had on our whole trip, but chopping half of an onion and tomato is not what I consider a cooking class. Making Injera and grinding coffee by hand was a nice experience though. We haven't gotten the recipes yet - almost 3 weeks later. Overall we enjoyed it but it's not worth paying that much!
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nance
2 contributions
Highly Recommended!!!!!
Mar 2019
This truly was a special and unique experience and I would highly recommend it to any traveler! Daniel and his wife and children are beautiful and warm hearted and I had such a lovely time chatting with them about their lives and experiences. Tigist is wonderful and so patient as she let me try to help chop onions, stir the shiro and pour the injera batter into an uneven mess lol! Watching the coffee beans being roasted and freshly ground by hand and the whole ceremony around it was cool to experience. The aroma of freshly roasted and ground coffee was heavenly! Their home has a warm and welcoming vibe and it was an absolutely perfect way to spend an afternoon and a once in a lifetime experience!
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elisabeth
1 contribution
Perfekt afternoon
Dec 2018 • Friends
To walk around the market with Daniel, discussing herbs and spices and then cooking with Tigist, trying to make injera, what a fantastic afternoon in a home, eating, talking, coffee roasting from raw beans, i would recommend this to eveyone who’s interested in Ethiopian cousine and traditions.
Written 8 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Connector154437
2 contributions
The best food experience is always in the home!
Sep 2018 • Friends
I am just back from my first trip to Ethiopia and have to write about one of the true highlights of our trip.  Several friends and I enjoyed a Sunday cooking class and afternoon meal hosted by the wonderful Daniel Ademe Tirfe, his wife Tigist, and their three engaging children.  We all have heard that in order to get the best of a local cuisine, you've got to eat in someone's home....well, this was the answer. 


Daniel picked us up at our hotel, and brought us to his home on the outskirts of Addis Ababa where we got to watch and help Tigist prepare the Shiro for our meal; using chickpea powder, onions, garlic and a combination of spices.  We also discussed the variations of stews, wots and the spices - including the flavorful berbere chili popular in Ethiopian cuisine.  Tigist then walked us all through the preparation of Injera talking about the teff (the grain used), the fermentation, and the consistency for a perfect injera.  We then each had the chance to make one ourselves - none of ours came our quite as good as Tigist's but we had a great time laughing at our attempts.

When the meal was ready we sat around the table enjoying every single bite. It was absolutely delicious. As important as the great food, we had great conversation too.  Daniel took his time to answer all of our questions, culinary, current events, history.....it was a wonderful exchange of culture over a delicious table of food.  Following lunch, the coffee was washed roasted, pounded and prepare for us to enjoy.


I just feel like we had a very unique and special opportunity to witness and join in the life of a family living in Addis - that have so generously opened their home to welcome 'strangers' curious of their food and culture.  Daniel and his family made us feel completely welcome and I cannot thank them enough.  Without a doubt it was a perfect day spent over the stove and the table. I look forward to another visit.

David Lindsay
Written 26 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Ethiopian cooking lesson
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Very cool cooking experience in a local's home
Really cool experience! Very warm and lovely family and even though I cook Ethiopian already, was able to learn new
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Lovely!
I arranged this experience as a way to explore the flavours of Ethiopia and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed the
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A wonderful start to our Ethiopian trip
Daniel welcomed us and drove us to his neighbourhood. We parked near his local market and walked around; looking at
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Delicious and kind
My fiancee set up this experience for me while he was at work, and I felt so welcomed by Daniel and Tigist. It was
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Wonderful
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A Wonderful Experience I Will Never Forget
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Pleasant experience
We enjoyed our experience w Daniel and his family. There was some confusion about exact pickup location and we had
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Authentic and Memorable Experience
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We had an amazing experience
Our afternoon with Daniel and Tigist was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved learning to make shiro wat, an
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Great day with Daniel, Tigist, and their beautiful family of 3 young boys!
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Authentic and Educational Experience
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