Jittery Joe's

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Jittery Joe's
Industry Coffee Roasting and Coffee Shops
Founded 1994
Headquarters Athens, GA
Website www.jitteryjoes.com

Jittery Joe's is a chain of coffeehouses based in Athens, Georgia. In 1994, the first Jittery Joe’s opened in downtown Athens, near the famed 40 Watt Club. Open 24 hours a day, they offered fresh coffee roasted in-store. There are now five locations in Athens, two in Watkinsville, Georgia, and one each in the Georgia cities of Cartersville, Alpharetta, and Buford. There is also a location near the Clemson University campus in Clemson, South Carolina and one in Mercer village across from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. A shop was opened in the University Commons housing complex at Georgia State University, although it only stayed open for a few months before closing. Its most recently opened shops were opened in a corner of the LifeSprings Resources bookstore on the campus of Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia and in early 2016, downtown Columbia, SC near the University of South Carolina, which also features beer and spirits. There was also a short-lived location in downtown Milledgeville, Georgia, located near Georgia College and State University.

Jittery Joe's expanded into the New York market in August opening a shop inside of LIM College. Drawing acclaim from the New York Times within a month of opening, the store instantly became a Midtown favorite. Unfortunately, the store closed in January, 2013.

Jittery Joe's occasionally collaborates with local artists, such as with the recording of Jeff Mangum's album Live at Jittery Joe's and releasing Kishi Bashi's own line of coffee.[1]

Jittery Joe's is host to Ed's WellReads Books, a used book concession that has featured books in the Five Points location since 2002 and has books in the Watkinsville and E. Broad locations as well.

Jittery Joe's has had a special commitment to cycling, both by being a longtime sponsor of the Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling team (see below) and through donating the proceeds of their Alternative Fuel blend to BikeAthens, a local transportation choices organization.[2]

Professional cycling team[edit]

A Mini Cooper decorated in Jittery Joe's logos.

Jittery Joe's sponsors a UCI Continental team consisting of professional and amateur riders that compete primarily in USA Cycling Professional Tour and UCI America Tour road bicycle racing events.

In 2006, for the fifth year in a row, the company serves as the premier title sponsor of the Jittery Joe’s Pro Cycling Team powered by Zero Gravity, which competes in road bicycle racing events throughout the United States and has raced internationally in Australia and South Africa.

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  1. ^ "Kishi Bashi Turns Lighght to Daark With New Coffee Blend". TRANSVERSO. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  2. ^ Jittery Joe's Coffee. "Our Coffee". Archived from the original on 28 July 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 

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