Our Mission

Our mission is to be more than just a coffee shop; we are dedicated to preserving the authentic essence of Turkish coffee and cultivating a vibrant community space. Beyond serving the finest Turkish coffee, our commitment lies in fostering connections. We strive to create a welcoming haven where the aroma of freshly ground beans mingles with the warmth of shared stories and laughter.

Turkish Coffee Lady was proud to establish its non-profit coffee diplomacy platform on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020. Founded in Washington D.C., the Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation is dedicated to build cross-cultural friendships through coffee diplomacy. The organization’s main mission is to promote the 500-year old Turkish coffee culture, bridge cultures one cup at a time, and foster friendships over coffee conversations.

“There is a famous Turkish saying that goes “A cup of Turkish coffee is remembered
with appreciation for 40 years” which means offering a cup of coffee binds a friendship.” Coffee and coffee house culture spread from Istanbul in the 17th century to Europe and then to Americas. Turkish coffee culture is recognized by UNESCO’s World Heritage list as a cultural inheritance that should be protected. That culture has helped define our identities for centuries, and our dedicated team is eager to continue that tradition -- one coffee at a time.

Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation also runs programs to empower
women entrepreneurs and inspire them to pursue their dreams. Through its
“Entrepreneurial Ladies Club” program, the organization is offering consultancy and
guidance to women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

For more information, please contact us at hello@turkishcoffeelady.com