Central Perk Coffeehouse from Friends to be a Reality

The opening of the Friends-inspired Central Perk Coffeehouse is being announced by WARNER BROS. Themed Entertainment and CENPER Holdings for 2023.

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment with CenPer Holdings, LLC, a group of business professionals from the coffee, specialty food and beverage, hospitality, and entertainment industries — including Top Chef and multiple James Beard Foundation Award Winner Tom Colicchio — couldn’t be more thrilled to announce Central Perk Coffeehouse, a contemporary coffeehouse modeled after Central Perk from the popular TV series, Friends, opening its first location in Los Angeles. The Central Perk Coffeehouse, which shares the same heart and soul as the show’s iconic location, will be a gathering spot for fans (and friends) to unwind and catch up over delicious food and coffee.

Friends fans are familiar with Central Perk as the meeting location for Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross—the ultimate hangout area—where the crew spent a lot of their free time talking and creating memories. In 2023, a modernized version will actually open its doors after 28 years.

[blockquote style=”right” cite=”Peter van Roden, SVP of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment”]Central Perk is more than just a coffeehouse, it was a home away from home for our six favorite Friends. Working closely with the CenPer Holdings team in creating this fresh, yet familiar environment, we’re looking forward to giving fans a Central Perk of their own—coffeehouses that captures the heart of the show while delivering a first-class coffee experience.[/blockquote]

Fans will be able to satisfy their caffeine cravings right away with the debut of Central Perk Coffee, a line of artisanal grade coffees prepared with the best quality premium Arabica beans available in three distinct varietals:

  • “How You Doin’?” (medium roast)

  • “Pivot Blend” (medium/dark roast)

  • “We Were on a Coffee Break” (dark roast)

Central Perk Coffee

[blockquote cite=”Tom Colicchio, Chef and CenPer Holdings Partner”]Our goal with this partnership and the Central Perk brand, like all of my food and beverage enterprises, is to secure the best ingredients and then deliver superior products and services for a great customer experience.  With Central Perk, we can’t wait to offer friends old and new a really enjoyable premium cup of coffee and hope they settle in with us for the next chapter of this beloved story.[/blockquote]

Each blend is available in whole bean and ground formats as well as BPI Certified compostable single-serve coffee pods compatible with Keurig K-Cup® brewers. Each blend is lovingly roasted and shipped directly to consumers through a customizable coffee subscription service or a curated multi-blend variety pack. There are various single-serve Central Perk Coffee items available. All Central Perk coffees are sourced, processed, and packaged with consideration for the environment.

By visiting www.centralperk.com starting on August 24, customers can order Central Perk Coffee. The first 6,000 new Central Perk Coffee customers will receive a free collectible can of the medium roast ground variety “How You Doin’?” This uniquely numbered, limited-edition tin was made especially for coffee lovers and diehard Friends fans.

What could be more enjoyable than sipping Central Perk Coffee while watching your favorite Friends episodes? On HBO Max, fans can binge-watch all 236 episodes of the acclaimed original Friends series as well as the Friends: The Reunion special.

Please visit www.centralperk.com for information on the future Central Perk Coffeehouse or to place your orders for Central Perk Coffee.


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