Jittery Joe's in Athens, Georgia
Inside Jittery Joe's in Athens, Georgia[img src=http://www.fancyacuppa.co.uk/reviews/wp-content/flagallery/jittery-joe039s/thumbs/thumbs_47athensjitteryexternal.jpg]Jittery Joe's in Athens, Georgia
Outside Jittery Joe's in Athens, Georgia
Roasting coffee beans is both an art and a science in this university town made famous by its 1980s pop star icons. But make sure that after coffee you then go and find the garden that grows every plant mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. How cultivated is that?
Fancy a Cuppa, USA? began as an American follow-up to our UK guide to 50 great places for coffee and tea, all with a story to tell. But as we toured the 27 states east of the Mississippi, this became something more than a guide to independent coffee shops and tea rooms in the USA. It is as much about the people as it is about coffee and tea. It’s also about Main Street America. Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too.
At this roaster tasting room, all you can get is coffee. But when it comes straight from their magnificent Victoria Ardulino Italian espresso machine, that’s all you want anyway. There’s no food at all at this site, so if you want cake with your coffee, you’ll have to visit one of the six Jittery Joe franchises set up around Athens. But we were delighted with the quality. And fascinated to watch Charlie at work doing the blending and roasting behind the bar. The house blend is Papua New Guinea and Nicaraguan – and tastes great.
780 E Broad Street, Athens, Georgia 30605
Monday – Friday 7.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm