In Zanzibar, coffee sellers are common on the streets. They usually set up small stalls or carts near busy areas where people gather, such as markets, bus terminals or tourist attractions.
The coffee sellers roast and grind the coffee beans on the spot, creating the distinctive aroma that attracts customers. They use traditional copper pots to boil the coffee on charcoal burners. They often mix the coffee with spices like cardamom or ginger, giving it a unique taste that reflects Zanzibar’s cultural blend of Arab, Indian and African influences.
As customers stop by for a quick pick-me-up on their way to work or while shopping, the coffee sellers engage them in friendly conversations. They share stories, jokes and local news, creating a sense of community and social connection.
Being a coffee seller on the streets of Zanzibar is a tough job. They work long hours, exposed to the scorching sun and occasional rain. They also face competition from other vendors and sometimes harassment from authorities. Yet, they take pride in their craft, providing affordable and delicious coffee that fuels the daily lives of Zanzibaris.
This print has a partly glossy, partly matte finish and it’ll add a touch of sophistication to any room.
• 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant
• Paper sourced from Japan
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