Java Jive in Cary NC - stop in for a terrific cup of coffee and meet Cheri!
I'd driven right past Java Jive many times. I just never took the time stop. Don't we all do that? See some neat shop and think I really need to check that place out...
Well it just so happened one recent morning Lee and I had opposite schedules but we needed to meet up to exchange some closing paperwork. But we needed a place to connect. "Let's meet at that Java Jive place on Kildaire" he suggested. I'm sure glad we did.
We met for a delightful cup of coffee ~ chatted and exchanged our paperwork then Lee had to get going.
Funny coincidence, while there I even met a Rainer Nevin Williams... I learned he's a regular and was there picking up coffee grinds and egg shells for his compost pile! (I later learned that they pack up the coffee gounds and bag them for their regular customers at Java Jive, who just stop in and pick them up!) I thought how cool is that for recycling?
What an adorable place I'd been driving by all this time... I just had to learn more. So I asked the owner, Cheri, if I could come back with my cameras and if she'd mind telling me a bit more about herself and Java Jive...
To say this lovely lady has coffee flowing in her veins wouldn't be an exaggeration! She and her family moved here from Seattle (which of course everyone knows IS the coffee capital of the world) about a decade ago. It was her folks that actually opened the first Java Jive which is on Harrison in Cary, NC. They actually sold that store to existing customers some time ago, and it's still open for business today..
Cheri bought this location from her folks just a couple of years ago. Tucked away in a shopping center just outside the Lochmere Subdivision on Kildaire Farm Road. There's plenty of parking available and really easy access in and out!
But do take the time to stop in...
Inside of Java Jive you'll find not only fabulous coffee (more on that in a minute) but the counter is teaming with fresh made from scratch baked goodies daily.
Cheri is in the store baking every morning at 4 AM!
And every one of her delectable creations gets named (so be sure to ask for your choice by its proper name)!
While there I had the pleasure of chatting with a few of her regulars... I learned that it's not JUST the delicious coffee and fresh baked goods that keeps them coming back - it's Cheri! "She's always in a good mood!!"
What a testimonial on good service!
I asked Cheri what motives her to get up every morning before most of us have even turned over and she says it's the people. She's always giving back to her people and the community too.
The store is filled with local artists works. You'll find great gift ideas; jewelry, books, even chocolates all for sale. Java Jive opens its doors for local artist to showcase and sell their works... and I couldn't believe when I learned she doesn't charge them a cent.
Now for that coffee - her bean of choice? Larry's Beans. 100% Fair Trade coffee and Larry is her brother! I told you there was coffee in their veins! That's the secret behind those fabulous coffee creations too!
Something Cheri does each year brings a smile to her pretty face and a gleam in her eye... I thought it best you hear it from her... Meet Cheri!
So next time you're in the area (or do yourself a favor and make it a destination point) stop in for a treat ~ you're sure to find more than one!
Java Jive store hours:
Mon - Thur 6:30 AM - 7 PM
Friday nights till 6 PM
Week-ends 7:30 - 6 PM
2425 Kildaire Farm Rd