Java Punk Coffee
About The Company
What happens when southern hospitality meets Nikola Tesla? Java Punk Coffee, of course. Some places are so unique that they demand a certain level of responsibility when reviewed or written about it, this coffee house falls heavily into that category. If we were to spend too much time raving about their abundance of board games, toys, and things to do, it might start to sound like an arcade. If we were to spend too much time raving about their generous portion sizes, it might start to sound like a sit-down restaurant.
Most importantly, if we were to rave about their extremely unique coffee menu, it may start to sound like a hipsters paradise. So what exactly is Java Punk Coffee? How do you describe a business that offers full-size couches to sit on that are conveniently decorated with inviting blankets? Well, you don’t.
Outside of the 30-second transaction of currency, this establishment is hardly a business in the traditional sense. It is quite literally a home in which the community is infinitely invited into. We told the owner that we felt the term “great customer service” harshly understated ones experience at Java Punk Coffee. Customer service screams business. Java Punk feels like your favorite family members house during the holidays. Imagine thanking the person who cooked your holiday dinner for their customer service. It just does not work. The same concept applies here. The most surprising thing about all of this: an ownership team is doing it with a vision for expansion. It is rare for a team to capture this level of authenticity while maintaining an interest in growth. In fact, the absence of interest in expansion has traditionally been one of the critical components of local authenticity. So, how does the ownership team of Vicki Willson and Stephanie Hinton do it? We sat down with owner Stephanie Hinton to find out.
“I Love This Place!!!”
One On One With The Owner
Question: “How would you describe the culture of Java Punk?”
Question: “We noticed that you do not call out names for orders, which is what a lot of coffee chains do. Every time an order is ready, someone seems to bring it out?”
Question: “Would you say a few of the terms or buzzwords used to describe the interior design could be ‘victorian’, or the ‘steam punk era?”
Question: “Having a public school teacher as your business partner, it seems like having a foot in the community is important?”
Our Favorite Quote
Java Punk Offers A Wide Variety of Food and Other Options
Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup
Following the trend of being made from scratch, Java Punk Coffee has a variety of homemade soup.
Locally Crafted Desserts & Pie
Remaining true to the community, Java Punk often has their desserts and pie supplied by local talent. It does not get any closer to home than that.
A Variety Of Sandwiches
Perhaps the most delightfully surprising part of their menu, expect to get a restaurant-sized portion of whatever from-scratch sandwich that you decide to get.
The variety of games that Java Punk has to offer is a highlight worth mentioning, but the ability for customers to purchase local art takes the cake as our favorite non-coffee feature.
Our Final Take
Between a business savvy ownership team, southern roots, a commitment to the community, and a focus on growth, Java Punk Coffee is here to stay. The interior design is unique, the food and coffee are great, and the service is even better. If you are looking for an atmosphere that spawns creativity, or even a night for board games, this is the coffee shop for you. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Java Punk has embodied the spirit of the locals; we look forward to seeing what they are going to do next.