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Local Shops: New Java on Brownsboro

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In addition to our coffee review blog series, we have decided to add another. When we have a pleasant experience at a coffee shop, we want to share it with you all in hopes that it will encourage people to check out the good things that are happening in the Louisville coffee community. We hope to write a post about as many local shops as we can and possibly some in neighboring cities. Hope you enjoy!

Since we are beginning this series the day after the grand opening of the Java at 4901 Brownsboro Rd, it seemed only natural that it should be the first we write about. My wife and I paid a visit to the new shop yesterday evening. As we walked up we were greeted by Chris Lavenson, the owner of the shop, and Mike Safai of Safai Enterprises, who roasts and supplies coffee to many shops in town. Upon entering the shop, I was immediately struck by how spacious it was. With a massively long bar and ample seating both inside and out, they shouldn't have any problem accommodating the crowds. The bright, colorful decor lends itself to a pleasant and cheery atmosphere. Perfect, I imagine, for mornings where you need a good boost in both energy and spirits. Approaching the order counter we were greeted by a friendly barista who directed us to the free coffee where Mike Safai, set up with a melitta pourover station, poured us a couple cups; my favorite was the lighter roast Mexican. After receiving our coffee we headed outside to sip and listen to some live tunes. To top off the night we headed back inside for a small mocha to go. Overall a pleasant experience and an impressive shop. Nicely done Java!

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