Recently the lease of World Cup Coffeehouse was not renewed and the cafe at 2118 James St. (which is also home to Moka Joe’s roasting company) was shut down. Now Moka Joe’s is making plans to open its own cafe in the building.
The Moka Joe’s cafe will be a place where the company can introduce new blends, educate consumers about coffee and provide special events, said Shey Hagen, a coffee roaster for the company. The new cafe is scheduled to open on Thursday, April 1.
“It will be a flagship store for us where people can enjoy our coffee,” Hagen said.
Yolanda Robles, owner of the World Cup Coffee, said in an e-mail that she is contemplating other options.
“I send heartfelt thanks to all of my wonderful customers who helped make my coffeehouse a thriving business. Your support and loyalty are greatly appreciated,” Robles said in the e-mail.