Being only 27 at the time of Kahve's conception, having over 2 business start-ups, consulting in over 5 cafes, night-clubs and restaurants nationally, Erol and hospitality are a match made in heaven. "I can remember trying to wait tables at my fathers restaurant when I was only 8 years old, and have loved it since then, being surrounded by restaurants and coffee for over 20 years, a family of family run operations. My goal is to make people feel welcome and at home. I have a Turkish background and am American born. I have a passion for detail and won’t do something that isn’t up to my standards.
My creativity and passion have allowed me to open up my business Kahve I recently have been running a catering business which is what helped me afford to make my dream of Kahve a reality. I established my own catering company 2 years ago. I concentrate on artisan roasted coffee blends, often traveling world-wide to hand pick beans myself, creating a custom elite line of coffee that I am proud to share with you. Creating Kahve finally gave me the opportunity to do so."
Alex, a Cuban Dominican, was raised in Florida and has been in the service industry since his first job in college. Serving the best products and creating everlasting connections has alwasy been a priority for Alex which is why he's remained in the service industry and has since expanded his skills and vision into the Kahve brand.
"I like people and that is why a coffee shop is ideal for me. Coffee is a universal way to meet people and socialize. I graduated with degrees in Business Administration and in International Relations. A passion of mine is to travel and meet new people and places, I love history and learning new cultures. This is why opening our coffee shop in New York City was so important for us. We love the diversity this city offers." - Alex
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Our vision for Kahve is a coffee lounge for the Hell's Kitchen community to enjoy high quality coffee and food in a trendy, relaxed atmosphere. Named for the Turkish word for coffee.
It is a place for people to get more than just generic coffee drinks. We have international drinks, beyond your typical chain store’s latte or cappuccino. This is coffee, featuring Turkish coffee, Cuban coffee, and a rotating array of other drinks and recipes.
Founders, Erol and Alex, are dedicated to using coffee beans, brewing equipment and a focus on providing the products available to ensure that coffee lovers will not be disappointed.
Our vision for a coffee lounge is welcoming, yet trendy atmosphere. We have highlighted the best of our location’s New York character.
Monday - Thursday
6:30am - 8:00pm
6:30am - 9:00pm
7:00am - 9:00pm
8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday & Tuesday
Wednesdays - Friday