Explore New Jersey Coffee Shops

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The history of coffee dates back centuries to the ancient coffee forests in Ethiopia. The legend states that a goat herder, Kaldi, first discovered the essence of these incredible beans. Kaldi brought to light the magic of the coffee bean when he saw his goats becoming very energetic after eating the beans on an Ethiopian Plateau. The goats became so active that they could not sleep at night.

A local Ethiopian monastery was informed of his findings and an abbot located the berries and made the first drink from them. The abbot found that by drinking the beverage made from these beans he was able to stay awake all night to pray. Monks then began to share this information and a new coffee experience was born. The word of this magic substance moved east during the world expansion. Coffee soon reached the Arabian peninsula. The journey of coffee began to touch the globe.

The dark beverage- served hot and cold- began to be enjoyed in coffee houses and homes in the 16th century. Travelers to the Near East told tales of this ebony drink that kept them awake and excited. By the 17th century, coffee had made its way to Europe and across the globe. European travelers to the Near East brought back stories of an unusual dark black beverage. By the 17th century, coffee had made its way to Europe and was becoming popular across the continent.

Today in the United States coffee is a staple of the American diet. Quick stop places such as Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Quick Check, Wawa, and the like have sprung up across the nation. It is not difficult to find more than a few places to engage with this delight in every town. The experience of drinking and socializing with coffee is different than the quick stop. Many people enjoy working on the internet with their devices, talking to friends, or listening to music while relaxing in a coffee shop.

The names may vary but the experience of coffee drinking has boomed throughout the country. New Jersey has its fair share of coffee, cappuccino, espresso, brew, java, decaf., demitasse, dirt, joe, and mud. So, take a short drive and check out some of these cool coffee hot spots that New Jersey, The Garden State, has to offer. Please feel free to click on each link for more specific information.
Enjoy the journey and take a moment to de-stress and relax.

America’s Cup Coffee and Tea Company
633 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park NJ

516 Bay Ave., Point Pleasant Beach NJ

Bean Vault Coffee 1 Newark St., Hoboken NJ

Black River Roasters
424 US Highway 22 W., Whitehouse Station NJ

Brewed Awakening
417 Main St., Metuchen NJ

Cafe Flora 100 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill NJ

Cafe Pierrot 19 S Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871 21 Main St, Sparta, NJ 07871

Coffee Corral 177 Dr. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank NJ

Coffee Potter 24 Schooleys Mountain Rd., Long Valley NJ

Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea 141 Bridgeton Pike, Unit D, Mullica Hill NJ

Early Bird 33 Bridge St., Frenchtown NJ

Factory Fuel Company 2 Stangl Road Flemington NJ

Fine Grind 101 Newark-Pompton Tpke, Rte. 23 S., Little Falls NJ

Green Beans 313 High Street, Hackettstown NJ

Hidden Grounds Coffee Co.
148 First Street, Jersey City NJ, and Locations in Hoboken, and New Brunswick

How You Brewin? Coffee Company 8 North Long Beach Blvd., Surf City NJ 14 W. 19th St., Barnegat Light NJ

Java Love Roasters 49 Church St., Montclair NJ 244 Bellevue Ave., Montclair NJ

Jersey Java and Tea Co. 140 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield NJ

Kauppi Coffee Company
725 River Rd., Unit 47, Edgewater NJ

Lava Java 500 Grand Central Ave., Lavallette NJ

Moth Coffeehouse 42 S. Main St., Allentown NJ

Priscilla’s Pantry 534 Lyons Rd., Liberty Corner NJ

Red Eye Cafe 94 Walnut St., Montclair NJ

Rey Sol Coffee Roasters 22 Chestnut St., Ridgewood NJ

Ridgewood Coffee Company 90 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood NJ 35 Highwood Ave., Tenafly (Tenafly Coffee Company) NJ

Roast’d 1666 Bergen Blvd., Fort Lee NJ 155 Rte. 17 S., Hasbrouck Heights NJ

Rojo’s Roastery 243 N. Union St., Lambertville NJ 33 Palmer Square W., Princeton NJ

Rook Coffee 357 Highway 9 South, Manalapan NJ - Multiple Locations

Short Grain 183 Montgomery St., Jersey City NJ

Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon St., Princeton NJ 254 Nassau St., Princeton NJ

Sunday Motor Co. Cafe 27 Kings Rd., Madison NJ

Sweets & Cortaditos 138 Washington Ave., Belleville NJ 7700 Bergenline Ave., North Bergen NJ

Treehouse Coffee Shop and Cafe 120 W. Merchant St., Audubon NJ

Turnstile Coffee Roasters 1607 Hwy. 71, Belmar NJ

Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe and Restaurant
1017 Stuyvesant Ave., Union NJ

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