Coffee Unity Ceremony
(11/07/2019) | Categories:
| Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Rituals |
Wine ceremonies in which the couple drink
from a shared glass of wine which may have been
created by them pouring red and white wine into the
glass, are very common in weddings.
But what if you don't drink, don't drink wine, or are
coffee people? Why not have a coffee unity
ceremony instead. Like wine, sharing coffee is a
ritual of fellowship, hospitality, and the celebration
of life. For such rituals, I craft appropriate words
to suit the occasion, who you are, and the choices
you, the couple, have made for this ritual.
There are a number of ways you can frame a coffee
unity ceremony. And not all of them involve liquids -
either hot or cold.
Coffee ritual using liquid
The simplest ceremonial blending ceremony could
be one of you pouring coffee (from a carafe or pot)
into a mug or cup, and the other one pouring
milk. This could be done with cold coffee if
you are holding your ceremony outdoors, or if you're
in a venue, or having a very small ceremony just
seated round a table in your favourite coffee shop,
with hot coffee and even frothed milk. Or you could
use coffee of two different origins.
Coffee ritual using beans
For an organic variation on the sand ceremony
As in the sand ceremony, each of you pours beans
into a container, to create a blend. You could
choose beans of the four different species (Robusta,
Arabica, Liberica, or the rarer Asian-grown
Excelsa). You could choose beans grown on different
continents or different parts of the same continent
(where coffee of the same species is grown
determines the flavour). I'm a particular fan of
Kenyan grown Arabica which has notes of orange
blossom, so super-appropriate for weddings.
Including other members of the family in the ritual
is also super-easy when using beans.