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Genet's Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Workshop

Immerse yourself in the culture of Ethiopia

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Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony (Jebena Bunna)

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2020

Time: 10:30 am -12 pm

Venue: SisterWorks Hub, 296 Bridge Rd, Richmond

Capacity: 10 people

Price: $44.00 AUS

Come to SisterWorks and experience the beautiful ritual of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Our entrepreneur Genet will guide you through a traditional coffee making ceremony, while you enjoy the rich Ethiopian coffee and sample complimentary Ethiopian snacks. The SisterWorks home will be transformed into a tiny part of Ethiopia. It will feel like you are there! This is an experience not to be missed.

In the words of Genet:

“The Coffee Ceremony is an integral part of social and cultural life in Ethiopia. An invitation to attend a Coffee Ceremony is considered a mark of friendship and respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality. Everybody in Ethiopia is drinking either black coffee or with milk. Having Coffee Arabica every day makes for a happy life!”

About Genet

Genet is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Shr first came to Melbourne at the end of December 2010, and after four years Genet was finally able to sponsor her husband and bring him to Australia. Genet has a background in business and marketing, and has worked here in her profession.

Since arriving here, she has been dreaming of sharing the coffee culture of Ethiopia with Melbournians and one day hopes to open up her own coffee shop and share her culture.

Genet says: ‘The coffee ceremony in my country is all about sharing and discussing topics in a safe space creating community’.

About SisterWorks:

SisterWorks is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to help women migrants, asylum seekers and refugees become financially independent and happily settled in Australia.

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What you will learn
  • The rich history of the Coffee Ceremony in Ethiopia
  • How to make traditional Ethiopian Coffee using the Jebena (traditional clay pot)
  • The story of Genet’s journey as a businesswoman in Ethiopia, and now in Australia
What you will get
  • Knowledge and experience of a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
  • Delicious Ethiopian coffee served in traditional ceramics
  • Complimentary Ethiopian snacks

What to bring
  • Just your lovely self! All equipment will be provided by SisterWorks
What to wear

Casual and comfortable

Appropriate for

Anyone aged 18+



Vendor since 2016

SisterWorks is a social enterprise. 

We help women who are migrants, asylum seekers and refugees by providing them with skills and job opportunities, so they can become economically independent. 

We are a family, we know learning a new skill and sharing our knowledge can support women and their communities. 

Our Sisters have experienced social, economic or cultural marginalisation. They are working hard, taking care of their families and adjusting to living in Australia.  

As migrants, refugees or asylum seekers, we have experienced various difficulties. We struggle because of the language barrier, cultural differences and the lack of local working experience.

We believe 'work empowers women.' Our aim is to support as many women as possible to move into work in their new homeland, Australia.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

SisterWorks requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email SisterWorks to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at SisterWorks or organised by SisterWorks must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by SisterWorks.


I agree to give SisterWorks unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at SisterWorks classes and events or on SisterWorks's premises. (For use of SisterWorks marketing materials).


SisterWorks requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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