By Farran Powell, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
UPPER MANHATTAN — A local couple is taking its fair-trade and organic Ethiopian coffee small business from the virtual realm to a brick-and-mortar store in Hudson Heights.
Sarina Prabasi and Elias Gurma, who met in Ethiopia seven years ago, decided to open Buunni Coffee in the neighborhood after spotting a “For Rent” sign at 213 Pinehurst Ave. in June.
They quickly pounced on the opportunity.
“The whole idea of our business and cafe is our personal connection to Ethiopia and the neighborhood,” said Prabasi, 39, who plans to open the shop at the end of August.