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OUR HISTORYa new orleans original

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry that demonstrated better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making mattered. PJ's Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries.

PJ's famous iced coffees are brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is 2/3 less acidic - a process pioneered by our founder. Bags of whole bean coffee and single serve cups of PJ's Coffee are available for sale in-store and online.

Phyllis Jordan pictured in aged photo
Ballard brothers pictures at event as young men

PJ'S COFFEEsimply the best

PJ’s Coffee utilizes only the best quality arabica coffee beans, sourcing 14 origin coffees from Sumatra to Ethiopia, Colombia to Papua New Guinea. This gourmet coffee is small batch roasted in 300lbs or less by Roastmaster Felton Jones, who alone has over 22 years of experience with PJ’s Coffee.

PJ’s Coffee strives to deliver a unique coffee experience to all locations, regardless if they are located in the heart of our home city, or far-flung across the world. With one step in the door you are greeted with the scent of our 100% Arabica beans, invoking the soul and unique experience of our original location on Maple Street.

PJ’s Coffee carries a complete line of espresso-based beverages, flavored coffee, and award-winning Original Cold Brew™ iced coffee, as well as a variety of food options. Fresh baked pastries & desserts are available for multiple day parts with a focus in supporting sustainability. PJ’s Coffee is the industry leader in sourcing methods; from farm to cup.

In the Communityour heart and soul

PJ's Coffee has a long tradition of involvement in the communities we serve. From our humble beginnings on Maple Street in Uptown New Orleans to our newest store openings around the nation and world, our franchisees, baristas, managers, corporate employees, and their families unite throughout the year and throughout their communities to support the causes that are most dear to their areas, providing funding and event support with some of the world's best coffees, teas, pastries and more for hundreds of events each year.

Additionally, PJ's has been a proud supporter of dozens of the most charitable organizations throughout the years, including:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Team Gleason
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Habitat for Humanity

If you would like PJ's Coffee to consider a donation request to your organization or cause, please fill out our online donation request form.

PJ's Coffee store opening in the French Quarter