‘Friends’-inspired ‘Central Perk’ coffee shop is set to sell real brew next year

September 5, 2022

There’s nothing quite like a cup of “How You Doin’?” to start your day, and visitors to Central Perk—the hip New York City coffee shop from the sitcom  “Friends”—will be able to enjoy their choice of aptly named brew starting in 2023, reports Delish. 

Indeed, Central Perk is continuing to take on a life of its own outside of the series. This time around, Central Perk serves as the inspiration for a new line of coffee and a real-life coffee shop that will open next year.  

People was among the first media sources to divulge that the upcoming Central Perk Coffeehouse and the coffees are a collaboration between Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and CenPer Holdings. 

Fans of the popular sitcom will find a bit of humor in the names of the blends, which are inspired by classic moments and quotes from the show. “How You Doin’?” is a medium roast blend, the “Pivot Blend” is medium to dark roast coffee, and the “We Were on a Coffee Break” is a dark roast blend.

 Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio serves as one of CenPer Holdings’ partners, and he promises that fans of the long-running show can expect only the best from the collab.


 For those eager to get their hands the Central Perk coffee, you’ve got plenty of options. The coffee can be purchased individually, as part of a customizable coffee-subscription service, or as part of a curated multi-blend sampler pack. Head to Centralperk.com for more info.

 Additionally, for “Friends” fanatics who are among the first 6,000 new Central Perk Coffee subscribers, you’ll receive a complimentary collectible can of “How You Doin’?” coffee.

 Research contact: @DelishDotCom