Jennie excited to grow her business: We have to adapt


A MOTHER of three who is passionate about coffee, has started her own coffee shop for more Papua New Guineans to enjoy home grown coffee.
Managing director of Jennie’s Kebab and Coffee Shop Jennie Kopia Hart, from Jiwaka, said other businesses in the space were doing the same thing but she wanted to be a little different.
With a substance farming background, she did not depend on her husband and children.
Hart established the coffee shop and sells meat kebabs at the Raingeview Plaza mall in Port Moresby.
“We have to move, adapt and be part of the changing environment and bring new ides of food into the country,” she said.
“I am excited to see how it goes.
“So far, it is working well and I am happy.
“This is something new and I will like to introduce this not only to the locals but the foreigners as well,” she said. Hart added that she had received a lot of positive feedback from customers in the first week of opening and that had encouraged her to continue her work.
She said preparing meat and arranging the spices to ensure the best product was a task she enjoyed.
She said kebabs included lamb, chicken and beef with different spices to the customers’ liking.
The 60-year-old encouraged women to see the opportunity the mall had offered to promote local Papua New Guineans to sell their items such as herself.
“I’d like to see a lot of women in PNG work together in such business to support each other,” she said.
Hart said her customers were both locals and foreigners.
She said women who could afford it needed to consider going into business.
“Women must see this type of things and help themselves by actually doing it,” she said.