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Building community through Ethiopian coffee culture
Community Stories: Café Avole

Drawing on his heritage, Solomon Dubie converted the Rainier Valley convenience store he ran into an Ethiopian coffee shop steeped in community. Inspired by his mother's traditional brewing methods, the young entrepreneur realized his dream of opening an inviting café to preserve connections in the diverse and growing Rainier Beach neighborhood. In the complex Ethiopian coffee culture, "Avole," pronounced "ah-bohl," translates to that first strong cup of coffee.


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