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Ukraine’s Soloway Coffee opens first US store in Chicago

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Soloway Coffee imports coffee to the US from its roastery in Ternopil, Ukraine, where it operates two coffee shops and a bakery under the Karma Kava brand

The 23-seat Soloway Coffee store features a varied coffee menu of espresso, drip coffee and pour over | Photo credit: Emma Smith


 

Ukrainian coffee roaster Soloway Coffee has opened its first international location in Chicago, USA. 

 

The 23-seat store features a varied coffee menu of espresso, drip coffee and pour over, as well as cold brew and espresso tonic.  


Founded in 2016 by Artur and Iriyna Yuzvik, Soloway Coffee operates two coffee shops and a bakery under the name Karma Kava in Ternopil, Ukraine.  


The business roasts for 275 retail and wholesale customers across Ukraine, Moldova and Poland, with the single-origin coffee served in its Chicago outlet imported from its 20,000sq ft roastery in Ternopil.  


With a third coffee shop currently in development in Ukraine, Soloway Coffee plans to expand through Europe and the US and open a further 10 sites within the next five years. 


“I want to predict maybe in five years, we’re going to open 10 locations, but me and my wife always say we don’t want to do quantity, we always want to do quality. I’d rather open one location a year but make it memorable, make it unique,” Artur Yuzvik told Daily Coffee News

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