"This is a post I never wanted to make. But here it goes. After almost 9 years, Coffee Buddha will officially close its doors on 2/29/2020. This is probably the hardest decision I’ve had to make.

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped and influenced Coffee Buddha. It really is a special place. A lot of thought and effort went into every aspect of Coffee Buddha and while I was the face of it, it took a village to create it. My amazing staff over the years, the businesses that worked with us, my family, my friends, and my wonderful customers.

 

I have been humbled and honored so much in the past 9 years, I’m a lucky man.

Coffee Buddha was for the community, and regardless of its closure, it was a success. A lot of memories were made here. I’ve made life-long connections and best friends. Coffee Buddha is the reason I met and married the love of my life.

And you know what the greatest part is? Other people can say the same thing.

 

Perhaps the greatest honor was simply growing with you all. I was 26 years old when I opened Coffee Buddha on July 6th, 2011. In that time, I have watched your children grow up and have watched friends take the leap and open up their own business ventures. The shop has really been a special thing to be a part of and grow with. The original idea behind Coffee Buddha, was that it was supposed to feel like an extension of your best friend’s living room, in my mind, we accomplished that.

 

We still have a few things going on this month, so I hope you’ll stay with us until the end. Stay tuned for event posts.

 

 

Also, I know many of you have Coffee Buddha gift cards. Please come in and redeem them by 2/29. If you cannot make it in, I have some options for you:

 

Our partners since day one, Commonplace Coffee, has agreed to take $1 off any order

if you surrender the gift card at one of their multiple locations

 

PGH Taco Truck is offering a 20% discount to anyone with a gift card until 7/4/2020

 

Tupelo Honey Teas will offer our speciality Coffee Buddha tea blends for a limited time and will offer 20% off those blends when using a Coffee Buddha gift card. All other bags of tea will be 15% off with our card.

 

Serious business inquiries can be sent to thecoffeebuddha@gmail.com

 

It was an honor to serve our community. Thank you for having me."

-Mike

964 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237