Java Jive in Cary NC - Stop in for a terrific cup of coffee and to meet Cheri!

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Java Jive

 

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.  

            

 

Larry's Beans at Java Jive

 

 

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

Cary, NC

(919) 816-8888

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope this spurs others to stop into those neat places they pass every day!  You just never know the joy you'll find once inside!

Apr 21, 2010 07:17 AM #1
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blair tindall
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I'm a Chapel Hill native but live in LA now. I'll be sure to check it out next time I'm home.

Apr 21, 2010 07:30 AM #2
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Blair, let me know next time in your town and I'll treat you to a cup of joe at the Java Jive! 

Apr 21, 2010 07:41 AM #3
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Debbie Walsh
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What a great endorsement-this looks like such a great place!

Apr 21, 2010 01:00 PM #4
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Bill Gassett
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Java Jive looks like a great place Pam to grab a cup of coffee! Nice job with your presentation!

Apr 22, 2010 12:13 AM #5
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I love that place - but I didn't know they would give out garden compost!  I'm going to go get mine today!  THANKS!  (Great pics! - LOVE the Video!)

Apr 22, 2010 12:28 AM #6
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Debra, it's so refreshing to meet someone as passionate about their work as Cheri is. 

Wouldn't we love it if we were to meet YOU there some day Bill!  Thanks

She does indeed Eleanor - she actually packs the grinds I believe in 5# bags...  Glad you like my 1st online video....  Let's plan to meet for coffee their some morning...

Apr 22, 2010 01:24 AM #7
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Gita Bantwal
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I love the post and makes me want to visit the coffee shop some day. The post reminded me of an episode of Under Cover Boss .

Apr 22, 2010 05:35 AM #8
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Nick T Pappas
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Lee & Pamela, sounds like a cool place.  I practically live on coffee and a little bakery now and then...nothing fancy...I'm not even a fan of Starbuck's...just like good coffee...black.  Java Jive is a great name for the place.  

By the way, I couldn't get the video to play.   

Apr 22, 2010 09:14 AM #9
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Mara Hawks
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Hi Pam! Just in time for great java! Beautiful presentation (although the video said it was private)...did you use a flip cam for this? YUMMY!!!

Apr 22, 2010 12:56 PM #10
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Thanks for the visit Gita, come on over!

Nick & Mara, thanks for letting me know about the video.  Yes I did use a flip ~ not sure why you're both not able to view.  Are you two using Google chrome?

Apr 23, 2010 12:22 AM #11
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Lee & Pamela, yes I'm using Google Chrome.  When I click on the video a message is displayed that says:  "This is a private video.  If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the senders friend request".

I came back to edit my comment;  The computer I'm on now is not using Google Chrome, but my laptop does.  I don't remember if I tried the video with my laptop.

Apr 23, 2010 12:16 PM #12
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Lee and Pamela - what a wonderful Localism post. Java Jive sounds like a terrific place. I'm getting the same message about the video as Nick. You'lll need to change the setting on YouTube.

Jeff

Apr 25, 2010 03:04 AM #13
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oops, Thanks Jeff.  I just changed the settings... hope it works now.  She's such a terrific lady.

Apr 25, 2010 03:15 AM #14
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Bill Laundon
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We do have a lot of great small businesses in southern Wake County. Thanks for this spotlight on Java Jive. I have also driven by. I'll try to stop in soon.
Apr 25, 2010 04:00 AM #15
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Great post and loved the video!  You are inspiring me to get out and get busy with localism posts!

Apr 25, 2010 04:57 AM #16
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Java Jive looks like a great place to stop in for some joe and hang out a while. Obviously many others think so too. Great presentation, info photos, link and that video really topped it off. Another great Localism post Lee & Pamela!

Apr 25, 2010 11:10 AM #17
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Bill be sure to let Cheri know you saw her post!

Thanks Ann, I'll be watching for your posts...

Lee & Carol, appreciate you stopping in and commenting.  If you're ever over this way let's meet!!

Apr 26, 2010 07:19 AM #18
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We've been stopping in to Cheri's Java Jive for over a year now.  We just love her and her staff.  Nice of you to tell others about her.

Apr 28, 2010 04:16 AM #19
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Lee and Pamela - Great job showcasing one of my favorite places!  Cheri is so cool and you're right, always in a good mood.  Since I do a lot of business and travel to Seattle frequently, we always have great conversations.  And like you said Seattle IS the coffee capital of the USA so having a Seattle type of coffee store here in Cary is a real treat.  Cheri is kind enough to save her grinds for my compost bin and garden.  Cheri is the best!

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