Beverages - Caïlcedrat Guesthouse

During tours, visitors can enjoy the following traditional beverages:

Bangui (palm wine):
wine that contains alcohol or alcohol-free made from palm tree sap. These trees are widespread in western Burkina Faso, especially in the Banfora region, at the border with Côte d'Ivoire.

: millet beer traditionally made by women brewers using sorghum. It is served during all major events (marriages, naming ceremonies, funerals, etc.). It may be alcoholic or slightly sweet and non-alcoholic. It is consumed in much of the country and has several flavours depending on the location: Mossi, Gourmantché, Bissa, bobo, or Dagara villages.

Zoom-koom: this is a drink made from pearl millet flour (cereal grown in Burkina Faso, little known in Europe), much used in ritual ceremonies or to welcome strangers/foreigners in Islamic communities, because it is alcohol-free. It may be sweetened, spiced and flavoured.

Red sorrel, ginger or tamarind juice: the country’s natural plants are increasingly being used to make various drinks, mainly sweetened, to compete with modern breweries. These juices are available in all urban centres.

Tropical wine: wine is increasingly made from the country’s wild fruits. Thus, there are kaaga (Detarium rich in vitamin C), bissap (made from red sorrel flowers), ginger, wild grape wines, etc. Their consumption is very limited at the moment due to the small quantity in the market..

Vintage wine: There are wine shops where foreign visitors can enjoy foreign wine. For example le Paradis des meilleurs vins.

Fresh milk: Burkina Faso is a cattle-rearing country. However, milk is not much widespread. For now, cow milk is more regularly consumed in the northern part of the country as soon as it is drawn because its preservation is very delicate. Milk is available in major cities in pasteurized packs in foodstores.  Goat milk and its by-products can be enjoyed in Loumbila (15 km north of Ouagadougou).