Buna is proudly made up by people from all over the world, contributing to a vibrant multicultural environment.
This is us:
Don´t ask for a double shot cappuccino, ask for a “Sergioccino”! Born and raised in Lisbon, Sergio is a former Marine, a financial consultant and a New Yorker by heart, the city where he lived for more than a decade.
You will find him at Buna usually eating a croissant, drinking a double shot cappuccino, and passionately talking about the Buna project and everything else that comes to mind.
Originally from Moscow, Olga also has Israeli roots and lived in Tel Aviv before moving to Lisbon. She is a designer and had her own apartment renovation business, also previously working in design and photo studios.
A latte lover, she worked as a barista in Tel Aviv and when she created Buna, she had the chance to combine her two passions: coffee and interior design. Olga loves Buna´s vibes and the support net that the place naturally creates for regular customers and its own staff.
English, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, you name, she speaks! This girl is not only a polyglot (she speaks eight languages and has lived in four countries), but she is also a professional singer, and she joyfully makes coffee while singing jazz classics. Her favorite drink is a flat white with regular milk and she feels that Buna is like a family to her.
She loves a flat white too, but with Oatly! Meet Marina, from Spain – she chose Lisbon to be her home because of “the vibe of the people, the different cultures, the delicious food, music everywhere and a great coffee culture”. When she is not making delicious coffee drinks, Marina spends her time doing yoga, painting or listening to music.
Gabriela is from England, and she used to live in London and Bristol before moving to Lisbon. For Gabriela, Buna is a space that brings together people that share a deeper love of coffee-community, connoisseurship and caffeine.
She is also a tattoo artist, doing mostly delicate hand-poket inspired by her love of Art History, but she also does gigs ad a DJ – you can spot her at your local queer techo parties.
Born and raised in Moscow, Oleg had a design studio and events agency. Before Buna, this is the shocking way he used to drink coffee: instant coffee mixed with milk and sugar! But after coming to Buna and trying specialty coffee for the first time, he completely changed his views and taste. Oleg now is a double shot latte lover that “only the best baristas in Lisbon can do – and well, they all work at Buna!”. You might not see him, but rest assured: he is usually inside the kitchen preparing great toasts for you!
Leda fell in love with Buna the moment she discovered they had a great batch brewed coffee. Native Brazilian and a professional journalist, she spent a decade in NYC working for the United Nations news agency, UN News. As Communications Specialist, she creates content for Buna social media channels and did the copywrite for the website. Show her some love by following Buna on Instagram!
Shop aSSISTANT & sERVICE MANAGER
From The Netherlands, land of great coffee roasteries, meet Petrus! Also a flat white aficionado. For him Lisbon is a “warm and authentic city, where people truly seem to enjoy life”. He worked as a high school teacher and mentor for difficult learning teenagers and he is an professional actor and theatermaker. Here in Lisbon he also teaches English to immigrants. His favorite thing about Buna? The fact that we are all about “good coffee and good connections.”