In 2019, the seeds of Kahawa Java were sown when Ticy's daughter, Ayanna, was pursuing her college education at WKU (Western Kentucky University). With a desire to support her daughter's endeavors, Ticy decided to explore the idea of a mobile coffee truck as a side hustle for Ayanna. However, their plans were abruptly halted when the pandemic struck, forcing them to put their coffee truck dreams on hold.

As the world gradually emerged from the pandemic's grasp, the idea of a coffee shop resurfaced in 2022. By this time, Ayanna had settled in Houston, and Ticy had entered a career change, creating the perfect opportunity for them to embark on a new joint venture together. In May of 2022, Ayanna moved back home, and the dynamic duo enthusiastically set out on the thrilling and rewarding journey of establishing Kahawa Java.

The name "Kahawa Java" itself carries a meaningful origin, reflecting the inspiration drawn from the Swahili word for "Coffee." This choice not only honors the rich history and culture associated with coffee but also signifies the brand's commitment to authenticity and inclusivity.

Kahawa Java's mission goes beyond merely serving exceptional coffee; it aims to revive the tradition of meaningful conversations and genuine human connections. In today's fast-paced and tech-driven world, people often find themselves preoccupied with screens, leading to a loss of real human interaction. Understanding this, Kahawa Java decided to make a difference by creating an inviting and comfortable space that encourages patrons to set aside their phones and engage in face-to-face conversations.

Our coffee shop's interior design was thoughtfully crafted to exude a warm and modern-chic ambiance, fostering an environment where visitors can feel at ease and at home. Kahawa Java believes that a cup of freshly ground and expertly brewed coffee and delicious pastries from our local baker  can bring people together, just as it does within the walls of Ayanna and Ticy's own home.

With "The pattern of coffee and conversation" as our guiding motto, Kahawa Java aspires to become more than just a place to grab a coffee; we aim to be a space for genuine human connection. Whether it's catching up with old friends, spending quality time with family, or engaging in stimulating conversations with new acquaintances, Kahawa Java stands ready to serve both excellent coffee and enriching experiences to all who step through our doors.