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Openings and Closings: PJ's Coffee (Houston Press)

It's a bustling crowd at PJ's.EXPAND

It's a bustling crowd at PJ's.
Photo courtesy of PJ's Coffee Cypress

PJ's Coffee, 11930 Barker Cypress, opened July 25 and is having a grand opening event August 4. Originally founded in New Orleans by Phyllis Jordan in 1978, who pioneered the special cold-drip process which produces a much less acidic cup of coffee. The chain has a previous Houston location at Royal Sonesta off West Loop South and an upcoming store at 12640 Broadway in Pearland. The PJ's Coffee in the Heights closed this year.

The coffee is direct-trade and small batch-roasted, using the top 1 percent of Arabica beans. Coffee lovers can opt for a classic cup of joe or have their usual favorites like lattes, espresso, and granitas. The store also sells chai tea, green tea lattes, and smoothies for non-coffee drinkers. Yes, those people exist.

There is also a drive-thru for on-the-go mocha maniacs. Just don't put the cup between your legs.