SLS Hotels tapped Chef J. Gursey to create an innovative coffee and tea program for their In Room Dining. Chef Gursey worked closely with the Culinary Directors of Las Vegas, Miami and Bahamas venues to design a signature coffee blend called Sip Love Savor, which has now become the brand standard for the hotel. The coffee features a delectable blend of Ethiopian, Colombian and Guatemalan coffees roasted to perfection. He then created a customized tea menu for each location complete with loose leaf teas accompanied with fresh citrus to pair with the room service food menu selections.
Station Casinos, the owners of the Palms, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort and Casino tapped Chef J. Gursey to elevate their coffee and tea programs for their 24 hour cafes and fine dining venues. Chef Gursey worked closely with Station’s food and beverage teams to develop a coffee program unparalleled. He started by creating a “Private Reserve” for their Scotch 80 Prime Steakhouse located at the Palms to compliment their epicurean menu. The blend comprised of choice African and South American coffees is presented tableside on fire via a coffee siphon to provide an interactive guest experience.
Station’s 24 hour cafés “Lucky Penny” and “Grand Cafés” at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock, received a complete coffee menu overhaul, with signature drinks added, including “Spanish Lattes” made with condensed milk and cinnamon, as well as Green Tea Lattes, made from specially sourced Matcha and house made “Black Dragon” nitro cold brew. Gursey also upgraded the steakhouses Hank’s and T-Bones with artisan espresso and brewed coffee programs, choosing coffees with unique flavors and characteristics to compliment the fine dining aspects of these local favorites.
Korn Koffee. Created in partnership with J. Gursey Coffee Roasters, Korn Koffee is the culmination of the band's years of touring and a way for them to connect on a personal level with their fans. Chef J Gursey worked closely with the band to develop a blend that offered a glimpse into their daily routine of drinking coffee. The process saw the band members tasting multiple variations before ultimately selecting the perfect roast and blend.
Made entirely with Certified Fair Trade whole beans, Korn Koffee is a distinctive blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemalan Huehuetenago, and Organic Peru beans mixed with J. Gursey Coffee's popular Diamond Reserve blend.
Chef J Gursey followed up the success of the previous blend, with the award winning “Wired Blend”, dubbed one of the best tasting highly caffeinated coffee blends on the market today. Its proprietary blend capitalizes on using a secretly sourced Indian coffee with a high caffeine content in order to offer coffee connoisseurs a smooth tasting blend with an extra kick.
MACHINE GUN KELLY (27 Club)
Chef J Gursey collaborated with actor and Grammy nominated musician Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) to develop the 27 Club Coffee concept as well as create MGK’s signature “Diablo Blend”.The 27 Club, debuting in early 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio will be a themed coffee shop/lounge showcasing the musical talents who passed away before age 27. It will feature the signature “Diablo Blend” as well as specialized drinks such as the Black Swan Charcoal Latte and Black Rose Café Mocha made of sea salt dark chocolate and rose water espresso.