Last last Sunday was the soft opening of the Long Island City-based COFFEED in Chelsea, Manhattan. Coffee nowadays has been the trend with shops popping up everywhere (even in random clothing stores!). But what made Coffeed so different for me was the inviting experience during the first 45 minutes of its opening, and their mission purpose.
You might know my love for businesses that give proceeds to others in need or trains others to help others (i.e.- Warby Parker, Love for Food Subscription Boxes and Toms). See, all of Coffeed’s locations have a charitable business plan. They donate 3 – 10% of its revenue to local non-profit organizations, two of which is The Foundling, a nonprofit that works with foster kids and disadvantaged youths and families, and City Growers, a nonprofit that educates children about the environment. Coffee AND charity? Ah, I love it!
So when my friends brought me to the soft opening, I was excited to try it! I can’t give you an exact description of their coffee as I simply just enjoy lattes all around and wouldn’t be the go-to coffee gal, but I can tell you it’s a welcoming place with a large array of great sandwiches and salads to choose from. Plus, you know part of the proceeds go to nonprofits. What more do you want? 🙂 In less than 2 weeks, the Chelsea location has already donated $1,099 as of today! (Congrats!!)
A big cheer for the staff that couldn’t stop smiling as customers curiously came in! From left to right: Corey Cova (executive chef – also the founder of Dough Loco), Tiana Barnwell, Amir Hussain (head barista) and Victoria Jennings (General Manager). Hooray to you guys and thanks for doing all that you do 🙂