BUONO Coffee shop originated as a Social Enterprising venture of Child Action Lanka (CAL) with the intention of funding charitable work of CAL for children. Tishan Wijesooriya who was a close member of the CAL team had a passion to start a coffee shop which blended well with concept. As a result BUONO began its journey in 2006 September with Tishan heading the work with one other staff. Today it has grown to be one of the finest coffee shops in Kandy having a diversified customer base.
Child Action Lanka (CAL) invested initial capital to start-up BUONO along with volunteer donation in the form of furniture and equipment. Currently BUONO and CAL run as partners and 40% of the share of BUONO profit is donated to CAL for its charitable work.
Currently BUONO has 4 trained baristas who are so passionate about being in the industry. They are technically trained to serve to a diversified group of customers. In BUONO we strive to create a culture that values and respects diversity and inclusion, As a result we have recruited youth from CAL’s child care centers to be part of BUONO. We intend to build their competencies and make a professional team of brew masters to give our customers a unique Sri Lankan coffee experience.