From Iceland — Man Offers Take-Away Coffee From His Home Window

Man Offers Take-Away Coffee From His Home Window

Published April 25, 2014

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Nanna Dís

A Reykjavík resident has taken it upon himself to sell coffee he makes in his own kitchen, and sell it from his ground floor window. 

MBL reports that Sverrir Rolf Sander has started his own take-away coffee shop. Called“Puffin Coffee”, it’s located at Baldursgata 26 – and also happens to be his home.

Coffee drinks are not sold, but offered for free in exchange for donations. They are also made in his kitchen, and are handed off through an open window for passers-by.

Furthermore, the proceeds from the donations will go to autism research.

“It all began when I registered for a biking tour in the UK this fall,” Sverrir told reporters. “The tour goes from Manchester to London, with the purpose of raising autism awareness and raising funds to support autism research.” The registration fee will be paid out of his own pocket, he says, and he also wants to raise additional funds for Ambitious About Autism.

While Sverrir doesn’t have the fanciest set-up for making coffee and coffee drinks, he does offer espresso, café Americano and lattés, in addition to traditional drip coffee and pressed coffee.

Business has only recently begun for Puffin Coffee, but with summer approaching and the price of coffee not getting any lower, it could prove to be a popular spot – both for the caffeine, and for supporting a good cause.

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