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

Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers

Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P381
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transfers (hotel pick-up and drop-off)
  • Private cooking class + meal with your host Daniel
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks (alcoholic)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 10:30am pick-up for morning experiences and 3:30pm for evening experiences. Daniel will pick you up from the concierge desk of the Addis Ababa hotel you included in your reservation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transfers (hotel pick-up and drop-off)
  • Private cooking class + meal with your host Daniel
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks (alcoholic)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 10:30am pick-up for morning experiences and 3:30pm for evening experiences. Daniel will pick you up from the concierge desk of the Addis Ababa hotel you included in your reservation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
10 reviews
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Very good
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Toni Fisher
19 contributions
Friends
One of the reason we picked this class was because he picked us up. It was a little trip but worth it. Daniel was very nice and his family was a joy. He and his wife work well together and we were made to feel welcome and comfortable. The food was good we are vegetarian and they adjusted for that. Daniel is also very knowledgeable about Ethiopia. Thank you
Written October 16, 2019
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Dawnzerly
Madrid, Spain39 contributions
Solo
I love Ethiopian food and so I couldn't pass up the change to have a meal and cooking class with locals. Daniel and his wife Tigist were excellent hosts. I learned to cook shiro and injera (super fun to use the injera oven!). And we also had a traditional coffee ceremony which is quite involved and interesting. The meal was delicious, and Daniel, his wife, and their three boys were friendly and welcoming. It's a treat to have the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of a country over a delicious meal shared with locals. I opted for the transportation option and Daniel picked me up in the taxi himself and provided some commentary and history about the city of Addis Ababa as we drove through it.
Written November 13, 2018
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BrianVR79
Dresden, Germany20 contributions
Couples
We have been fans of Ethiopian cuisine for years, and hoped to learn how to make some ourselves as part of our first visit to Addis Abeba. We were pleasantly surprised from the outset by the friendly and welcoming communication from Daniel, as well as the smooth organization of travel from our hotel to his home and back. Since this was on our first evening in Ethiopia, it provided a wonderfully immersive introduction to the culture, and already gave us a springboard for understanding things later in our visit.

Tigist was wonderful at showing and explaining us how to first prepare the ingredients for shiro, then pour injera. The preparations completed, we then shared a delicious vegetarian Beyanetu. (The beets were my favorite!) Throughout the evening, we asked many questions about the food and life in Ethiopia overall, which were rewarded by enlightening, honest answers. We really felt we got an insight into real life in the capital city of Ethiopia, and would recommend the experience to the culinary- and/or culturally curious.
Written November 6, 2018
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Kayla K
1 contribution
The afternoon we spent going to the market and cooking with Daniel and Tigist was a definite highlight of our trip to Addis Ababa. They welcomed us into their home, taught us how to cook shiro and injera, and explained so much about their culture and ways of life in Addis. And, they have the three cutest, most well-behaved children. It was special to see a glimpse into what their family life is like--I don't think there is a better way to get an authentic local experience. And, I must mention that the food was amazing! It was my favorite Ethiopian meal by far--Daniel and Tigist are both amazing cooks. 10/10 I would recommend!
Written December 5, 2019
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Marea G
3 contributions
Family
Our afternoon with Daniel and Tigist was one of the highlights of our trip. We loved learning to make shiro wat, and they were both really wonderful with our 9 and 2 year old kids. I highly recommend!
Written November 18, 2019
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Traveling Spoon R
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written November 19, 2019
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traveller
4 contributions
Our small group enjoyed our time in the home of this fantastic family. They were very welcoming and graciously shared parts of their culture with us. thank you so much for opening your doors to us an demonstrating how wonderful and engaging the traditions of Ethiopia are!
Written November 7, 2019
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happytraveler
1 contribution
It was truly a lovely experience spending time with Daniel and Tigist in their kitchen learning how to cook Shiro Wat and injera. The food was amazing, the company even better and the coffee was magical. Thank you both for a wonderful time.
Written October 31, 2019
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Karyn Maria
Herndon, VA49 contributions
I can’t recommend Daniel & Tigist’s cooking class highly enough! My husband and I took this cooking class as a part of our honeymoon.

Daniel was doing another tour, so we were fortunate enough to have Yade pick us up from our AirBnB and give us the market tour. He explained all the different spices, grains, vegetables, and cookware that are used in traditional Ethiopian cooking and the coffee ceremony.

Afterwards, we went to Tigist’s house and were warmly welcomed by her and her three delightful sons. Tigist cooked shiro with us, then showed us how to pour the injera batter onto the clay stove. After that, we each had a turn at pouring the injera batter. It’s harder than it looks!

Tigist had already made five other traditional Ethiopian dishes. We ate injera and all the dishes with Yade.

After eating, we did the coffee ceremony where Tigist roasted coffee beans over charcoal in the living room. The coffee was strong and delicious.

The whole time, we were talking to Tigist, her sons, and Yade about Ethiopian culture, cooking, the new year celebrations, and their family.

We have done many cooking classes in other countries and this was truly unique and special!
Written September 14, 2019
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Maya F
2 contributions
Friends
Daniel and his wife Tigist were warm and welcoming, and their young son who joined us was adorable and entertaining. As hobby cookers ourselves, it was a delight to watch and help Tigist prepare lunch and chat with both her and Daniel. The food was delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. After lunch, Tigist performed a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Even those in our group who aren't coffee drinkers absolutely loved the coffee. This experience was definitely one of the highlights of our first visit to Addis Ababa, and we would highly recommend it.
Written May 31, 2019
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KJRtravel
Tokyo, Japan40 contributions
Couples
My partner and I took the cooking class with Daniel and Tigist the last night of our trip. It was the perfect note to end on! Daniel picked us up at our hotel and took us back to his home for the class. We met his family and then started the class in the kitchen. Tigist showed us each step of making the base that is not only for shiro but most Ethiopian dishes. They both answered our many questions about the berbere and chickpea flour (both are not straight ingredients, but rather home blends they make!). After making the shiro, we moved into the next room, where the injera batter and machine is kept. It was much easier to watch Tigist pour the injera than do it ourselves, but fun nonetheless! Fresh, warm injera is delicious, though for meals it's typically served cold as it's been made in batches. We made several injera, then it was time to warm up the other dishes they had pre-prepared for us. Then, to eat! What a delicious meal, wow! We tried 6 different dishes, all of which were really savory and enjoyable.

Afterwards, we learned the traditional way to roast coffee beans and do the coffee ceremony. I must say it's a process, but also, I do not drink coffee at all, and yet LOVED this experience and the coffee itself. Delicious. While Tigist was roasting and making coffee, we chatted easily with Daniel about his work, traveling Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, history and so many other topics. It was an easy way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and we left full, happy and smiling.
Written January 13, 2019
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Bela66
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Wonderful afternoon learning about Ethiopian food with Daniel and his family
Meeting Daniel and his family and learning about Ethiopia while we prepared injera and several side dishes was a fa
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alanlZ1596YH
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A must to visit in Barmouth is Antonia's coffee shop. Brilliant staff, outstanding coffee gorgeous snacks and meals.
Must visit Antonia's in Barmouth the best coffe shop around snacks and meals brilliant too. I can't recommend it hi
outonawalk
outonawalk
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Excellent experience learning to cook with Daniel and his family
We had an excellent time with Daniel and his family on our trip in 1/2020. We started off in the market which was v
elizablanchard
elizablanchard
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Marketing, cooking,lunch and coffee with Daniel
Daniel and Tigris were wonderful hosts and guides to their culture. The tour was very informative, the cooking less
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audreydP9758FF
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Ethiopian cooking lesson
It was lovely to meet Daniel and his family in their home -- to see a bit of Ethiopian daily life. It was fun to tr
Sami P
Sami P
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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
gbmb
gbmb
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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
anazapella
anazapella
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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
sarahf726
sarahf726
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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
FellowTraveler435397
FellowTraveler435397
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Wonderful
Daniel and his whole family welcomed us to their home which was a perfect way or getting to know a little more abou
Jon C
Jon C
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A Wonderful Experience I Will Never Forget
I was solo travelling through Ethiopia (from New York) and booked this activity with Daniel inclusive of hotel pick
TravelDoc_DC
TravelDoc_DC
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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
KatieTib
KatieTib
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Thanksgiving To Remember
What an amazing way to spend our Thanksgiving! Our family of 6 with adult children had the most lovely evening. Dan
Stay761056
Stay761056
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Great day with Daniel, Tigist, and their beautiful family of 3 young boys!
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Addis Ababa, and want to spend the day with a lovely lo
michele_de1982
michele_de1982
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A very beautiful experience
Daniel picked us up at the hotel lobby and we left Addis to move to Anco, the place where he and his beautiful fami
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