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Coffee Shop to Employ People with Disabilities


A new coffee shop aimed at hiring people with disabilities may soon open in the Triangle if Gabi Angelini has her way.

  • Gabi, 21, practiced her coffee-making skills Wednesday at Larry’s Coffee in Raleigh, where her own special blend of coffee is sold
  • After several job searches turned up fruitless, Gabi and her mother Mary decided to start Gabi’s Grounds, with the hope of eventually expanding into a brick and mortar store
  • Gabi’s Grounds sells their coffee at several events around the Triangle as well as Larry’s Coffee in Raleigh and local Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods stores.

“The coffee I make is really good,” she says. “It’s strong, but really good.”

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