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Jittery Joe’s Featured in Georgia State Homes

November 11th, 2015 General

A coffee bag on a chair at the Jittery Joe’s Roaster

Jittery Joe’s Coffee was recently featured in an article titled Humble Beginnings and Small Batches.


Athens-Savannah Bike Ride

October 29th, 2013 Featured, General

Join us for AthSav2014
The 13th Annual Athens-Savannah Double Century Bike Ride

Friday, May 2nd – Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Co-Sponsored by Jittery Joe’s Coffee and Georgia Cycle Sport

Net proceeds go to support the Foundation for Excellence in Education, to recognize and reward outstanding educators in the Clarke County School District. AthSav rides have raised more than $160,000 for public education in Clarke County, Georgia since 1999!

Sign up online –  $150 through 12/31/13 ($200 afterwards)

You can reserve your AthSav2014 jersey and bib shorts online as well.

Our 13th Annual Athens-Savannah Double Century departs 8 a.m. on Friday, May 2nd from the Homewood Hills Shopping Center in Athens. Join us for 210 beautiful, gently rolling miles through old Georgia! Our rolling sag caravan will escort the group, no matter how spread out we get, throughout both days of riding, and will provide lunch for you at the halfway point each day. We ride 110 miles on Day 1, through Maxeys, Union Point, Crawfordville, Warrenton, and Louisville. We stay overnight in the Louisville area, and then head out for another 100 miles on Day 2, ending at the intersection of Hwys. 17 and 80 in Bloomingdale, just outside of Savannah.

Our sag vehicles will transport you to dinner on Friday evening and to your hotel in Savannah on Saturday.
Your fee includes nonstop sag support and on-the-road lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Please note that you are responsible for your own rooming arrangements in the Louisville area and Savannah, but we will be glad to help you. Make sure you reserve your rooms early, as space is limited!

We have pre-booked rooms at the Louisville Motor Lodge for Friday evening, May 2nd – call to reserve your room(s): 478-625-7168 (you may have to let the phone ring quite a few times!)

And we have reserved rooms in Savannah at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District 912-721-5000, group code ASDC, online reservation and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Savannah Historic District, 912-790-7000, group code ASD, online reservation

We provide van and car transportation back to Athens on Sunday, May 4th.

Many more details will be shared via email, the web, and Facebook throughout the months leading up to AthSav2014, so stay tuned. Contact Ken Sherman,, 706-224-2526 at any time with questions.

Event schedule and times

  • Depart 8 a.m. Friday morning, May 2nd from the Homewood Hills Shopping Center, 2475 Jefferson Road, Athens. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to get checked in and set up.
  • Day 1, stay overnight in the Louisville, GA area.  Eat dinner together (not included in registration price) at the Little Dutch House in Wrens, GA.
  • Depart 8 a.m. Saturday for second day of riding.  Sag vehicles will transport riders and bikes from finish line to downtown Savannah at end of Day 2.  Dinner on your own.
  • Depart 10 a.m. Sunday for return drive to Athens.

Date & Dessert Night every Friday

October 7th, 2013 Featured

Join us Fridays at 8pm on the Five Points Jittery Joe’s Patio for Date & Dessert Night.

Gather on the 5 Points patio for live music, delicious treats, and fresh-brewed Joe. In addition to featured artists, our Date & Dessert Nights feature an open mic portion of the evening. As you are entertained by local musicians, enjoy a specialty pastry developed by our master baker, Heather Kool.

Have dinner at your favorite local restaurant. Then stop in at 8 pm for desserts, entertainment, and your favorite coffee. We can’t wait to see you!


Dear Friends of Jittery Joe’s

July 18th, 2013 Featured, General

Dear Friends of Jittery Joe’s,

As many of our loyal followers now know, the time to say goodbye to a dear friend is close. We have called 780 E. Broad Street our home for almost 14 years. Iconic, authentic, drafty, friendly, unpretentious, non-commercial, and awesome are just a few of the terms used to describe the Roaster. Charlie and Christian, the true professionals that they are, continue to roast, roast, roast, all the while conversing with friends new and old alike as they stop by for a chat. Beans roasted in this old building are now served all over the country – every bean lovingly crafted in the old tin building on the edge of downtown Athens.

But life moves on, and we have found a new home. At the end of August, we will be moving to 425 Barber Street (site of the Quonset Hut). Like the Broad Street location when we initially moved in, the Barber Street property is unique and needs a little TLC.

The bones of the building are vintage Joe’s. We fully intend to transform our new home into something uniquely Jittery Joe’s – creative artwork and woodwork will appear, bikes may hang in strange places, Beverly Babb will introduce world class ironwork. It will evolve and become something all of Athens will be proud of – and we will continue to produce some of the world’s best coffee. And it will have something new and wonderful to our business…PARKING!

We will have a Tasting Room, patio, room for concerts, and special events. We will also have a great production facility, significant space to expand, and a place for our customers to train and learn about coffee. Our location will change, but our heart, character, and mission to roast great coffee will remain the same. Look for much more news to come on our move, but we wanted to go ahead and get the word out to our friends. We are very excited about this new beginning, as well as for the very bright future of our hometown.

Team Jittery Joe’s


Teardrop Metric Century Bike Ride

July 15th, 2013 General

We Are Inviting You All To Join Us!

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Don’t miss your chance to sign up for our 3rd Annual Teardrop Metric Century Bike Ride.  Remember, this is all to support Interfaith Hospitality! This is designed to be a beautiful ride with 62, 26, and 10 mile options – all fully sagged and supported. We will also be having:

  • Post-ride cookout meal.
  • Beautiful technical t-shirt for all participants.
  • Free event jersey to all riders who raise $250 or more!


  • $40 from today through August 17th (8/17).
  • $50 from August 18th (8/18) through September 12th (9/14)
  • OR $25 if you commit to raising at least $250 for IHNA

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. Once accepted in the program, IHNA provides food, shelter, daycare, and transportation as needed. IHNA helps to create structure out of chaos by creating a goal-oriented plan so that those desperately in need can focus beyond daily survival, to a life of stability.

Learn more at the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc. website.

Visit the facebook event page

Register at


Date & Dessert Night

July 8th, 2013 General

Join us Friday, August 9th, 8pm at the Five Points Jittery Joe’s for the last Date & Dessert Night of the Summer.

Date & Dessert NightIn just a few weeks, family and friends will gather again on the 5 Points patio for live music, delicious treats, and fresh-brewed Joe. We are pleased to say that this will be our third Date & Dessert Night of the summer. Our last date night in mid-July brought the twangy bluegrass feel of Ken Will Morton and his harmonica-infused vocals, as well as Yours Truly.

In addition to featured artists, our Date & Dessert Nights feature an open mic portion of the evening. As you are entertained by local musicians, enjoy a specialty pastry developed by our master baker, Heather Kool. For July, we decided on a festive berry cobbler with homemade whipped cream- of course made fresh the day of. This, with an after-dinner cup of coffee created quite the pair.

As of now, we are getting everything set up for our final Date & Dessert Night of the summer, which is scheduled for August 9th. If everyone seems to enjoy this one as much as the other two, we’ll keep the romance coming past summer as well. We hope you (and the kids, if you please) will enjoy the night out. Have dinner at your favorite local restaurant. Then stop in at 8 pm for desserts, entertainment, and your favorite coffee. We can’t wait to see you!


New Epps Bridge Location

May 2nd, 2013 General


About a month ago, on June 5th, we propped open our doors at the new Epps Bridge location to offer you scrumptious specials on coffee and your favorite pastries. Just like the Jittery Joe’s on Baxter, we’ve got a great drive-thru so you can get your Joe on the go. If you’ve got a little more time, come sip your Espresso (or Turtle Mocha, or Shot In The Dark) inside with us. We think you’ll like the interior. The setup is finished concrete, recycled wood, pressed tin and some leather loungers so you can kick back. The tables might just be our favorite part though. Each one’s got something unique happening on the top surface, like being covered with Terrapin bottle caps. We won’t give away what the rest of them look like though- you’ll have to come see for yourself. Pretty soon, we’ll also be setting up exhibition schedules with local artists to give the walls a splash of color.

If you’ve already stopped in, we are very grateful! It’s your continued support that has allowed us to open new locally owned cafes in the Athens area serving locally roasted coffee. Give yourselves a pat on the back. If you haven’t made it in yet, we’re behind the Chick-Fil-A and right next to our neighbors, Barberitos. Thanks and see y’all soon!

1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy # 101
Athens, GA 30606


Mon – Thurs: 6:30 am to 9:00 pm
Fri: 6:30 am to 10:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm



We are preparing to open a new Jittery Joe’s Coffee location on Epps Bridge Parkway right next to Barberitos (behind Bank of America and Chick-fil-A). We are working to get everything ready for a late May 2013 opening and are excited to bring Jittery Joe’s to this convenient location in Oconee County.

This cafe will feature drive-thru service, sandwiches made fresh daily, and of course our locally roasted coffee and handcrafted drinks. We look forward to serving you at this location soon.

1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy # 101
Athens, GA 30606



Featured in SAVEUR

March 14th, 2013 General

Saveur Magazine Cover April 2013Jittery Joe’s Coffee is featured in the latest issue of SAVEUR magazine (April 2013, Issue 155) in the article “Canned Good.” The article rounds up and reviews their favorite canned coffees. SAVEUR selected our Sumatra Wahana Natural Process and said “A single-source coffee from Sumatra, this is one of the most complex canned coffees we’ve tasted–layered berry and tropical fruit flavors give way to a nutty brew.”

We have now sold out of Sumatra Wahana Natural until new crop beans arrive in early summer. If you would like to stay informed about the return of this unique coffee, please sign up for our mailing list now.

In the meantime, please check out our other available coffees including Burundi Kayanza and Organic Colombia Valle del Cauca. The Burundi Kayanza is another washed African coffee that we have been enjoying the last month. It has aromas of candy sugar with a pleasant sweet tart taste. All of the Colombians that we are getting in at the moment are at the peak of the season, but this Organic Colombia Valle del Cauca is our current favorite. It has rich, dark cherry flavors with a juiciness that keeps us coming back for more.

Jittery Joe’s Featured in SAVEUR Magazine Article


Favorite Local Coffee House

March 8th, 2013 General

Thank you for voting us Athens’ Favorite Local Coffee House three years in a row!

“From the downtown upstart that brought the coffeehouse to Athens, Jittery Joe’s is all over the area, reminding us why local matters.”

- Flagpole


Jittery Joe’s Coffee Catering

February 22nd, 2013 General

Jittery Joe’s Coffee Catering offers the area’s best espressos, lattes, cappuccinos and frozen specialty drinks served by the area’s best baristas!

All of our drinks are fresh and made-to-order. There is nothing pre-made about our catering; we provide originality at every event!

Jittery Joe’s will cater almost any special event, including:

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Meetings, Retreats & Training Events
  • Private Parties
  • Sorority/Fraternity Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Association Meetings & Trade Shows
  • Retirement Parties
  • Realtor Open Houses
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Gallery Openings
  • Fundraising Galas

COFFEE – Hot or iced
HOT TEA – Earl Gray, English Breakfast, Chai
HOT CHOCOLATE – w/ whipped cream
LATTE – Hot or Iced, Mocha, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel
CAPPUCCINO – Hot or Iced, Mocha, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel
ESPRESSO – Mocha, Coffee, Vanilla, Caramel
BLENDED FROSTY JOE – Mocha, Coffee, Vanilla, Caramel

Don’t see your favorite drink? We can customize our menu to include specialty drinks just for your occasion!

Jittery Joe’s Coffee Catering includes your choice of all of the items listed as well as one of Jittery Joe’s very own baristas to hand-craft each drink!

We also offer cans and 4 oz. bags of specific blends with custom labels that make a great gift or favor!

For more information, pricing and availability, contact: