Jerry Stephanitsis - In Memorium
We are a family business, started in 1918. The admirable Jerry Stephanitsis (Feb. 1910-Nov. 2010) built the roasting plant building with his own hands. He was born on the island of Kefalonia in Greece and he migrated to the states at age 14 to live the American dream. He enlisted in the army and became a chemist before he became president of Norfolk Coffee and Tea Co. His hard work and dedication to his family proved to be enough to win the hearts of Hampton Roads. The coffee shop, as the family calls it, has created relationships with customers and friends that have lasted decades.
Norfolk Coffee is now in the hands of Nick and Chris Stephanitsis. We proudly serve many fine dining establishments, city offices, banks, car dealerships, grocery stores, local schools, and the list continues..... We also sell retail from the shop itself, providing customers with delicious treats and/or gift baskets for use at home or any special event.
Nick Stephanitsis with his granddaughter