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Decatur’s Ebrik Coffee Room open for business

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Decatur’s Ebrik Coffee Room open for business

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Ebrik Coffee Room has officially opened on College Avenue in Decatur.

The coffee shop is located at 309 East College Ave. in Decatur, between Arepa Mia and Trackside Tavern near Agnes Scott College. The store’s Decatur location was announced in January 2016. The company’s other location is 16 Park Place South SE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Basel Nassri, one of the owners along with Abbas Arman and Ruba Alhenawi, said the shop will have coffee, tea, and pastries, along with sandwiches and other ready-to-eat offerings.

Nassri told Decaturish they will also offer Turkish coffee. The name of the business, Ebrik, comes from the Turkish word for coffee pot.

Nassri said he and his partners aren’t Turkish, but experienced Turkish or Arabic coffee growing up. Nassri is Syrian, Arman is Palestinian, and Alhenawi is of Palestinian-Kuwaiti background.

“The reason why I think this shop has worked is because of the relationships we build with our customers,” Nassri told Decaturish in 2016. “They love us, and we love them back, and that’s what keeps bring people here. We have customers who come once, twice, three times a day even every day. I live in Decatur, so I want Decatur to experience what people downtown are experiencing here with us.”

Dena Mellick contributed to this story. 

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