About Us

Turkish Coffee Lady (TCL) is a woman-led specialty coffee business continuing a 500-year old tradition of bringing people together and bridging cultures one coffee at a time. It is the first and only authentic Turkish coffee brand in the U.S. with a mission of building a global community of coffee explorers and empowering women. The founder of the specialty coffee business is a Turkish American mother entrepreneur, who has been traveling the world with an award-winning "Turkish Coffee Truck" since 2012 as a coffee diplomacy initiative and was recognized by the U.S. Congress for fostering friendship between societies.

Founded by partners Gizem Şalcıgil White and Ahmet Şerif İzgören in 2017, Turkish Coffee Lady offers an authentic experience in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA with the concept of "Coffee.Culture.Arts. The small business also provides food and beverage catering services to events in the Washington DMV region and offers cultural demonstrations with traditional Turkish coffee presentations and delicious treats from world-renowned Turkish cuisine.

Community driven Turkish Coffee Lady (TCL) team is focused on bringing a premium Turkish coffee experience and empowering women. This gastro diplomacy initiative, which aims to offer Turkish culinary delights by blending it with the unique food culture of Istanbul, organizes events that create cultural interaction every month, as well as social activities supporting women's entrepreneurship. TCL gourmet coffee series, which promotes Turkey's cultural treasures such as Istanbul, Mardin, Cappadocia and the Aegean, where 5% of the sales are donated to the women leadership and mentoring programs of the Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Washington DC.

Learn more at: www.turkishcoffeelady.org