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A new business called Coffee Hut is coming soon to downtown Berkeley, according to a zoning certificate currently under review with the city. The project is a partnership with owner Ali Fayazi and 1951 Coffee Company, who is lending Fayazi a kiosk from which to operate his business.
In a phone call with What Now San Francisco, Fayazi explains that many aspects of Coffee Hut are still in the works and emphasizes that Coffee Hut will be a separate venture from 1951. He is still scouting out the perfect address for the new coffee kiosk, but adds that he hopes to open sometime later this year.
1951 Coffee Company is a non-profit specialty coffee organization that was founded in 2015. Named for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ 1951 Refugee Convention, the organization supports the well-being of the refugee community by providing job training, employment, and other resources.
1951 Coffee Company has helped refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders learn vocational English skills, customer service standards, U.S. workplace expectations and responsibilities through their Barista Training Program, employment at their flagship cafe, and ongoing job placement support.
Until we learn more about Coffee Hut and what Fayazi has in store for his new business, you can stay up to date with 1951’s other ongoing projects at www.1951coffee.com.