26 Apr '17, 3pm
@sprudge captures the realities of running a business in #cuba feat. el café:
It’s not just the caffeine keeping Marinella and Nelson Abbondati on their toes. Less than a year since opening their cafe in Havana’s historic center, they still relish the challenges of Cuba. The state handles imports and allocations, from milk, to coffee, to equipment—a.k.a., everything—meaning that businesses can’t be selective, but must certainly be savvy. If business is tough, El Café doesn’t let on; its calm, sunlit interiors are crisp and pared down with whitewashed walls, tiled floors, and simple touches of grain.