Israeli and arab friends of the machon seem to really enjoy coffee and tea. Teas are made from pure, non bagged herbs, coffee is finely ground and both are brewed at the bottom of an open pot. Brewing the hot treats is a very communal and slow process. Usually drinkers will debate the best way to make their coffee: burn the coffee via boil from the beginning to release more flavor or slowly brew for a smoother flavor. A round of tea will shortly turn to coffee and your 15 minute break to a few hours. Before leaving for a word-of-mouth festival with only minutes to spare, we had to have a final tea break before the drive up north. In tradition, we missed our bus, and had to take another one 2 hours later. Coming back, we again relaxed with our hot treat and waved at our bus as it zoomed by. Learning to move slow and relax has been very nice.
During some of our classes, we wonder out to our date fields for some different scenery. This picture was taken during our Peace Building class. Joel, yellow, Hazem, green, and Maton, purple, discuss their family structure/ community.