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Dayton coffee shop, local cafe join to spotlight the culture of coffee’s birthplace

Reza’s Downtown and Nanyea Cafe will team up to host a special event highlighting the culture and food of Ethiopia and Eritrea, the birthplace of coffee, on Saturday at the Wayne Avenue coffee shop founded by the owners of Reza’s Roast coffees.
Reza’s Downtown and Nanyea Cafe will team up to host a special event highlighting the culture and food of Ethiopia and Eritrea, the birthplace of coffee, on Saturday at the Wayne Avenue coffee shop founded by the owners of Reza’s Roast coffees.

Reza’s Downtown and Nanyea Cafe to help raise funds for Dayton’s Ethiopian church

Reza’s Downtown coffee shop and Nanyea Restaurant Coffee House & Bar will team up this Saturday, Jan. 11 to host a special event highlighting the culture and food of Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, the owners of both businesses said.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reza’s Downtown at 438 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s Oregon District.

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“Customers are invited to come learn about the culture of the birthplace of coffee,” said Audria Maki,  founder and owner of Reza’s Downtown. “It’s a collaboration with Dayton’s Ethiopian and Eritrean communities. We will have a traditional coffee ceremony, be selling traditional art and artifacts as a fundraiser for their church, and Nanyea Cafe' will be there with traditional Ethiopian breakfast foods.”

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Funds raised will benefit Dayton’s Ethiopian Church, located on Maryland Avenue, according to Sofi Kinde, founder and owner of Nanyea Cafe, 6129 N. Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp.