For Five Coffee
For Five was founded in 2010 by two best friends from Queens who wanted to introduce specialty coffee by New Yorkers for the world. Stefanos Vouvoudakis and Tom Tsiplakos, the founders of For Five, met in third grade in their Whitestone, Queens classroom and have been working together ever since. The two ventured into the specialty coffee roasting and wholesale business and built their roasting facility in Maspeth, Queens. At first, they sold their roasted beans to restaurants and other wholesale accounts before opening their first cafe on West 46th Street in Manhattan in 2016 — right in Times Square.
In the past ten years, For Five has taken off with coffee shops across New York City and into Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Virginia, Chicago, and even Athens. Throughout this growth, our passion for perfect, freshly roasted coffee has stayed the same. For Five thrives on the energy of the city it calls home. By sourcing, cupping, roasting, importing and distributing coffee, while also supplying equipment and providing tech services, For Five has become a one-stop shop for all things coffee related. Our business is sharing that with you. Here’s to being in your cup, no matter where you are. From the Five Boroughs. For the World.
For Five believes that good coffee starts from the bean. Not the brown coffee bean that we all know, but the green bean picked fresh off the coffee trees—that is where you can actually see the quality of the coffee. That is why we’ve traveled around the world to make direct relationships with small coffee farms who have the highest quality crop. The results of our relentless searching, tasting, and cupping, can be experienced in every cup of For Five Coffee.