We’re drinking our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe light micro roast this Sunday morning and it tastes good! One of the first rules in a small business start-up book I recently read is: don’t fall in love with your product!
But, I can’t help it. I love Buunni Coffee.
We arrived back from Ethiopia two and a half weeks ago, and it has been a whirlwind. As soon as we got home we saw a tiny commercial space right in our very own Hudson Heights part of Washington Heights (just below Inwood). There is very rarely any space available in this small strip. Ignoring rule #5 of above-mentioned business book, we jumped right in and put in our proposal.
Since then it’s been fingers tightly crossed and stomach-full of butterflies and we still don’t know. So we’re micro roasting lovely coffees, Elias is doing his in-person coffee bean deliveries in the Hudson Heights and Inwood neighborhoods, we’re talking to architects, attorneys, accountants, but in essence we are waiting. Of course we’re also looking at other spaces and the Buunni to-do list seems to be flourishing. But, if we’re honest with ourselves, we’ve got our heart set on this space and we’re waiting (this probably throws out some other rule in the business book)!