Hani Yaafouri, a 2010 ENRGP MRLS graduate, and his brother Zahi, MBA '03 and MRECM '01, opened Steam Espresso Bar in May. The brothers were intent upon creating a sustainable business concept that offered excellent coffee and a wonderful atmosphere.
The brothers used reclaimed wood from 1930's railway box cars and upgraded the building to be more energy efficient. They are also using eco-friendly paper cups, locally-sourced food items,
and stainless steel filters to prevent the waste generated from paper filters.
Lucy Daberkow, Assistant Director had this to say, "Steam Espresso Bar is a true gem of a coffee shop. We are so proud that Hani, our friend and former student, designed a place that is not only inviting but also environmentally friendly. It is great to see that Hani is putting into practice all the sustainability and renewable energy concepts he acquired while pursuing his studies here. Make sure you stop by for the best coffee you’ll ever have!"