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In Ethiopian culture, no one makes coffee for only themselves -- coffee is community. 

Elias and Sarina, a husband-and-wife team, started their independent coffee shop Buunni Coffee in Washington Heights when they moved from Ethiopia to New York in 2011. They are now opening two new locations, at the GWB Bus Terminal and in Riverdale, bringing delicious, fair trade, Ethiopian coffee and community to uptown New York. 

Buunni also has an online store so that people all over can enjoy fine, fair-trade Ethiopian coffee beans and share the fellowship of the Buunni community with family and friends.

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Recent Media

"At some companies employees get bonuses, at others a day off, but a coffee shop in Washington Heights has taken employee appreciation to new heights."  - Customers Volunteer To Run Café While Owners Treat Employees To Beach Day

"#16 - Because regulars at Cafe Buunni in Hudson Heights worked on the café’s fifth anniversary to give employees a 'beach day.'"  - Reasons to Love New York


"The reason this can happen is that we have a good relationship with our customers," said Prabasi. "We've known some of these volunteers since the first day we opened. It's a very special community here." - Caffeinated community service


Life @ Buunni



Media Archive

Riverdale Press 

We are bringing our Ethiopian-inspired neighborhood coffee shop to Riverdale!

Grub Street

More press about our amazing neighborhood cafe regulars who took over Buunni Coffee while we took our staff to the beach.

Manhattan Times

We take our staff to the beach, our customers take over Buunni Coffee Washington Heights.

Uptown Collective

An update of how the customer takeover went at our Washington Heights neighborhood coffee shop.

Customers help Buunni Coffee celebrate its five-year anniversary by volunteering to take over for their neighborhood coffee shop for a day.