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A Special Brazilian Coffee in Nacogdoches

Brent and Sarah Patton travel the world searching for great coffees. When they go, they don’t just go to a green coffee broker here in the country, they actually visit farms and meet farmers. Growers have a difficult time getting their coffee to people who actually know what a great product they are growing. How … read more


Java Jack’s Holiday Blend, 2016

Why title it “Holiday Blend, 2016?” Because here’s the coolness of it; the Java Jack’s Holiday Blend is different every single year. As the holidays approach, Brent searches for the finest coffee beans he can find. Sometimes this involves international travel to places distant like Columbia or Ethiopia. There he meets the growers of the coffee beans … read more


Java Jacks’ 20 year anniversary!

Brent and Sarah Patton are celebrating Java Jacks’ 20 year anniversary! How does a small town like Nac get a coffee shop cafe that rivals spots in coffee meccas like New Orleans, San Francisco, and Seattle? (How far do you have to go right now to enjoy a coffee experience that’s as good? 100 miles? … read more


Coffee Book Notes

Nice roast!

The Story of Coffee Everything has a story to it. Some little, some big. The story of coffee is not just a tale, but it’s “epic” in every sense of the word. One of my summer reads is Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity by H. E. Jacobs. This book was written in the 1930s, … read more


Holiday Blend

Coffee roaster, Brent Patton has outdone himself this year! Java Jacks’ regulars are raving about how good the Camino Real Holiday Blend coffee is this year. Now, I know that “Holiday Blend” might not sound fancy-schmancy, but this is an exquisite mix of African and Central American coffees that should be winning prizes. That’s the … read more


Java Country

Jim Rohn said, “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Adventure implies risk, not knowing what might happen. It says offroad. “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” – Drew Houston … read more


Enter The Baristas

Calm is the mood, the atmosphere, the vibe. Java Jacks, is a coffee shop that thrives on calm. And that is something, considering 95% of what they offer is caffeinated. Talk to Jenny, Justin, or Sarah, and the overriding mood you get is calm. Even when they are caffeinated to the hilt. Brent too. Calm. … read more


Specialty Coffee Roasted on the King’s Highway

Coffee Cherries

The words Camino Real might mean different things to people. But if Brent Patton has his way, you will also know Camino Real as the Royal Road to the best coffee you can enjoy. Certainly the best roast in East Texas (and Nacogdoches locals are not the only ones saying it). Brent and Sarah Patton proprietors … read more


What’s pulped natural coffee?

Recently a few  customers have asked “what’s pulped natural coffee” so I figured I’d share some of the details with ya. One of our favorites Coffees in our lineup is our El Salvador El San Emilio which is currently being served as our Single origin espresso. It offers a slightly different processing method than our other … read more


Roaster’s Guild Retreat 2012 – Day 2 Wrap Up

The Roaster’s Challenge – Day 2 After a great first day, the second day of the Roaster’s Guild retreat started with a great breakfast and some time for each team in this years roasting challenge to meet and finalize their coffees for submission. We were looking forward to spending some time cupping a few batches … read more


Roaster’s Guild Retreat 2012 – Day 1 Wrap Up

So You Think You Can Roast? This morning we started with a great breakfast and were provided the coffees for this years roasters challenge: “So You Think You Can Roast?” It featured 5 different Brazilian coffees: Coffee 1 is from thecafundo. Aboard region fazenda cafindo estate. Coffee 2 is one we are very familiar with … read more


The 2012 Coffee Roasters Guild Retreat

The Roasters Guild has an annual retreat for coffee roasters, exporters, importers or just any one passionate about coffee production. This year it’s being held at the Skamania resort in Stevenson Washington right on the Columbia river with it’s great views, food, and weather to boot. This is my first time attending and I don’t … read more


How to choose one of our fresh roasted coffees

Customers always ask us which coffee is the best and as coffee roasters we  understand that your personal taste accounts for everything. Your taste and the brewing method should be the primary factors in choosing a favorite coffee you can enjoy over and over. Some like their morning coffee bright, light bodied, and mellow tasting, other prefer a dark roasted coffee with rich caramel … read more


Quick Guide to Sustainability Terms

ORGANIC    This refers to coffees grown without using man-made chemicals for 3 years or more such as artificial fertilizers and pesticides .  So a farm that is Certified organic had agreed to follow the mutually agreed-upon growing techniques, including  farming with  a  plan that includes crop rotation, preventing soil erosion, keeping the soil fertile, and the … read more


Why I Went Into the Coffee Business

As a Coffee Shop owner people always like to know how we got started in the coffee business. Back in 1994 my wife and business partner,  Sarah and I had been living in Houston and working for a few years in our chosen fields. We  had been inspired by seeing the development of Craft Brewing and local Coffee shops/roasters … read more



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