New coffee house caters to the caffeine lovers of Port Washington

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Although Sweet Comfort has been taken over by Coffeed, the coffee house still sells the bakery’s delicious goods, which are baked on site.

Coffeed is Port Washington’s latest “New York City coffee house.”  At the cross section between Irma Avenue and Main Street, it is a quaint place to sit back, relax, and forget about the worries of a stressful math test or a tough after school practice.

Sweet Comfort is now under the new name Coffeed and under new management.  The café still serves some of Sweet Comfort’s baked goods; however, the selections have varied.  Unlike Sweet Comfort, which was primarily composed of baking cookies, pastries, and cakes, Coffeed focuses more on coffee products.  For example, the cold brew iced coffee is the number one item that the manager recommends on the menu.

“Coffeed, unlike big name brands like Starbucks, takes the time and effort to educate and widen its community’s horizons to coffee,” said senior Bomin Choi.

While the sweets are no longer in the spotlight, they are still just as delicious.  All the baked goods are baked on the premises of Coffeed.

The décor of the café has also been updated.  Instead of Sweet Comfort’s country styled interior, Coffeed’s design is more modern, and looks like it belongs on the streets of Manhattan.  There are comfy couches, refurbished wood, and fire truck red walls that add to the customer’s experience.

Although the café has four new owners, it is still sponsored by the same company, the Community Mainstreaming Association (CMA).

“This association attempts to ensure that developmentally disabled adults have the opportunity to work and support themselves.  It all when started when Eileen of the CMA gave her friend Frank the idea of opening a business that would benefit the developmentally disabled,” said the Manager of Coffeed Matthew Connolly.

Coffeed first opened a store in Long Island City and then decided to expand to Port Washington.  Their ultimate goal is to become a global company.  In addition, they give back to the community by donating 10% of their profits to local charities.

The coffee house plans to reach out to high school students in a variety of ways.  Right now, it has daily trivia questions and are planning on holding trivia and open mic nights.  It is interested in attracting Port Washington’s young poets and musicians and are looking to send an employee over to Schreiber High School in the near future to inquire about these ideas, as well as to promote their flourishing business.

Coffeed is open 6:30a.m.-6:30p.m.  Mondays through Fridays, and 9a.m.-6p.m. on the weekends.  Whether you are running over for an early morning fix or nighttime study break, Coffeed is the perfect place to sit and sip a delicious beverage.