Coffee is the fuel of any good Realtor®.
As a real estate agent, I spend a lot of time drinking coffee on my way to appointments and am always looking for a new java fix. I have driven by Java Junction on 3009 in Schertz at least once a day for the past month and finally decided to swing by there and see what it was like. Located in a very unassuming little strip mall on 3009 between I 35 and FM 2252 (map), Java Junction is just a short hop away from my office and with it's location is a prime spot to add to my list of favorite local businesses.
So how did they perform?
Coffee for me is a strange beast. I can drink cheap homemade coffee, fancy espresso drinks, and even the occasional instant coffee. I just like the flavor in general. My drink of choice when getting it to go is either gas station brews (Valero being my local favorite) or lattes. As I entered Java Junction, I noticed one thing rather quickly - it was a little dark in there (it's semi cloudy today). That may seem like an odd observation, but what I noticed was that there were no lights on. This obviously could be for several reasons, but I was hoping it was to conserve a little bit of electricity. It wasn't so dark that it was annoying - just something I noticed.
I ordered up a latte and the two girls behind the counter were fast and friendly. One thing I've noticed in some independent style coffee houses is that the staff sometimes can be a bit too "this is my summer job and I don't really care about it." This wasn't the case with the girls at Java Junction. My order was placed and in my hands in no time at all (I was the only customer when I went in).
I'm sitting in my office right now drinking my latte and it tastes great. Not the best coffee I've ever had (in all fairness I've had some of the world's best coffee in my travels - two of my favorites are at myhotel Bloomsbury in London and Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg, Germany), but delicious none the less. If you're looking for something outside of Starbucks for your latte, Java Junction is a great option when heading down 3009 in Schertz. Their menu board also had a wide array of smoothies, sandwiches (including paninis, my all time favorite form of the sandwich), and pastries.
If you're in the Schertz area or find yourself traveling down 3009, check out Java Junction.
17361 Bell North Drive, #115
Schertz, TX 78154