Cultivate Coffee Opens on Campus

Why not “run” on Cultivate Coffee? It’s the new java joint on Nyack's Rockland County campus located in The Hub (Betty Olsen House).

Cultivate Coffee partners–Ben Tse, Peter Nehlsen (standing l-r), Thomas Trott and Joseph Girard (seated l-r) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of their campus coffee shop on Monday, October 2. When you pay a visit to Cultivate Coffee, not only will you support our campus entrepreneurs, but Ben explains, "Every cup you purchase provides better opportunities for the global community of coffee farmers."

Operating hours during the fall semester will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30-9:45 a.m., 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Thursday hours are 7:30-9:45 a.m.

Peter and Ben, both Nyack juniors, introduced their product this past spring  during "The Entrepreneurial Business Venture Competition," a "Shark Tank-like event" hosted by Nyack’s School of Business and Leadership and the Center for Transformative Work. The duo's presentation won the third place prize of $5,000, which was awarded to help get a business started or to ramp up an existing business. In addition to the financial awards, all winners received professional business coaching.