I recently wrote about Bosnian traditional coffee and the importance it has in Bosnian lifestyles and Bosnian tradition.
Here is another special story about a Bosnian coffee grinder which has managed to ‘survive’ the whole Bosnian war and is now ‘delivering the goods’ in world famous city of London.
It is old and rusty, but it still has its soul and definitely a purpose to it.
Over the years it has suffered, just like most of us, and my uncle just fixed it so that the little handle does not fall off it when one is grinding the coffee.
Background in this photo is also important: water mellon is traditonally consumed throughout Bosnia while coffee consumption and newspaper reading is taking place in the background (also typical Bosnian daily activities).
Back to the grinder though.
My mum brought this one over from Bosnia when we were excaping the country as refugees – it was one of the few items that made it into the few travel bags which we were carrying our belongings in.
Also interestingly, one thing which I have only just noticed on it, is a picture of an old man smoking sheesha – a tradition which is also part of older Bosnian lifestyles and which was imported from Middle East.
Published on 9th March 2007