Coffee with a Heart by Stephanie Bunnett

My family moved to Naples from Zimbabwe in 2007, at a time when the country was in a really bad way. We have always found ourselves extremely fortunate to have been able to leave Africa and start over here, especially since so many others are not able to do so. For this reason when my mother and I decided to open a business together, it was imperative to help people back in Africa as much as we could. We also wanted to stay true to our heritage by using an African word for the name of our business, as well as stocking our store with items made by African artisans.

We opened the doors to our coffee shop in 2016, but our goal has always been to be more than that. From serving you a handcrafted latte, selling fair trade African items in our gallery, supporting a local charity each month, to providing clean water to villages in Africa, we have always placed our focus on the people we interact with. We believe in bringing people together through coffee and are committed to fostering a sense of community in every aspect of our business.

In our coffee shop and roastery we source the finest coffee beans from farms and producers that meet our quality, sustainability, and transparency standards. We roast our specialty coffee in small batches allowing us to extract consistent and precise flavors for a quality cup of coffee every time.

We regularly “cup” our roasted coffee, which is a process used to analyze the overall quality of the beans. All of our baristas participate in this cupping process to make sure that our whole team is informed and knowledgeable of every type of coffee we have, as well as their respective flavor profiles.

In order to show our appreciation for the producers we work with, we participate in a program called -Tip the Farmer. This was started to create real positive change in the lives of coffee farmers. The farmers receive 100% of the money from the program and are able to decide how to use the funds themselves.

In our shop we serve brewed coffee, espresso drinks, cold brew and nitro on tap, as well as organic hot and iced teas. We also offer different hand brewing methods including; French Press, V60, and Chemex. We have a variety of delicious baked goods, with a number of gluten-free and vegan options. Everything is made locally and always fresh.

Being involved in our local community has always been a priority for us which is why we host pop up shops for local vendors and entrepreneurs. We support different local nonprofit organizations every month by spreading awareness and fundraising. We also strive to have a global impact through the efforts of the Kunjani Project, our 501c3 non-profit organization. We are proud to say that through donations we have been able to contribute to the installation of a number of water pumps in both Kenya and Zimbabwe. In our gallery we sell a variety of fair-trade items from Africa. We have handmade jewelry, hand painted table linens, bags, and more.

What does “Kunjani” mean? Kunjani is a both a Zulu and Xhosa word, which translates directly to “How is it?” However, this word is used more colloquially as a general greeting – as in “how is it going?” or “how are you?”

Our motto is “Lifting each other with love,” and we truly live by this every day. We strive to make sure all of our customers feel the Kunjani welcome as soon as they walk through the door.

780 Seagate Drive, Naples FL 34103 – Mon-Sat 7am-4pm,
Sunday 8am-3pm.

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