The shop features East African Coffee Ceremonies on weekends. The coffee shop is located on S. 3rd Street in Renton and is open daily from 7am – 9pm.
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If you're in near Seattle, check out Boon Boona for a coffee experience that's very far from your typical Starbucks - east Africa, in fact.
Rahiel pours freshly roasted Yirgacheffe coffee beans to be ground and then brewed in an earthenware vessel, a jebena, during an Ethiopian coffee ceremony at Boon Boona in Renton on Saturday.
On posters, on the website, on social media, the message has been: Boon Boona opening Fall 2018.
Jenessa Pettit, a Newcastle resident, is the owner of the Mighty Mug Coffee drive-thrus in Renton, Tukwila and Kent.
For East Africans, coffee is much more than just a quick caffeine fix to get through the workday.
Efrem Fesaha, CEO and founder of Renton's Boon Boona Coffee grew up with the traditional coffee ceremony practiced in East Africa.
Founder Efrem Fesaha began his journey into coffee after seeing the East African community in Seattle struggle to find quality and consistency in their coffee.
Like many other industries, the world of coffee, and especially specialty and competitive coffee, is very white (and very male).
t’s noon on a Saturday, and things are abuzz at Boon Boona Coffee. As both “boon” and “boona” are East African terms for coffee, the name “Boon Boona Coffee” delivers triple-shot branding for this community gathering place in Renton, a suburban city just south of Seattle.
A cup of coffee or tea might seem like such a simple ritual. But our daily cup (or two, or three) owes everything to our colonial, slave-built economy that relied on European and American trade with Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.
ProjectingProjecting what the restaurant landscape will look like next week, let alone for a full year, is a daunting task. With dining rooms still closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many plans for future projects are still up in the air, and quite a few that planned to open in 2020 have been delayed.
The Capitol Hill coffee scene is about to get an exciting new resident. Renton’s Boon Boona — a growing two-year old cafe and roastery — will soon debut its first Seattle location in the neighborhood.
Renton’s Boon Boona has grown as a roaster and community center bringing African coffee culture and beans to the Pacific Northwest cafe scene.
As we celebrate Black History Month, The Newsroom is spotlighting Black-owned small business owners and civic leaders. In this first installment, get to know Efrem Fesaha, the man behind Boon Boona Coffee.
When Efrem Fesaha first heard about baby bonds this spring, it made him think back to when he was 17 and a senior at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle.
For too long, much of Black history has been kept out of textbooks. Perhaps that’s why Black business owners are thinking out of the box to tell important, little-known stories—infusing history into the packaging, branding, and design of their products.
Jeremiah letting learned about coffee from his father. As a child in the late 1980s, he worked on his family’s one-acre (0.4 hectare) coffee farm in the hills of Nandi county, western Kenya.
YouTubers Anthony and Marlie Love, also know by their handle Traveling While Black in Seattle, tell Drew what they love most about their hometown of Seattle, Washington and share the must-visit spots!
“Specialty coffee is a progressive industry, but being Black in a community majority of [w]hites still lends itself to the same oppression felt across multiple industries in our country and around the world.”
“Our intention was to focus on Africa,” Efrem Fesaha told CHS Thursday afternoon inside the new location for his growing coffee company centered on the continent’s place as the birthplace of the caffeinated bean.
For the first time in three years, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is delighted and honored to welcome you back in-person to join us Friday, December 2 from 8AM to 9:30AM for our 21st Annual Breakfast: Era of Essential Service!
In 2020, Efrem Fesaha proudly celebrated the 1-year anniversary of the opening of Boon Boona Café in Renton, WA. Two months following the anniversary of a successful debut, the COVID-19 pandemic began.