Not your average coffee shop
Tea, Coffee, and Kava
Java Kava is Virginia's first kava bar! Here, we encourage our patrons to join us in creating a new social community which consists of creativity of the arts, a stress free study/work environment, and most of all, a second home that anyone can call their sanctuary.
Kava is traditionally brewed and served by the South Pacific natives, used as a social ceremonial gathering to bring the community together to relax, unwind and let go of the stresses of our everyday life.
Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, etc.).
Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa.
Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae).
The leaves of kratom have been used as an herbal drug from time immemorial by peoples of Southeast Asia.
WHAT IS KAVA?
Kava is a root from the South Pacific Islands. It has been used traditionally for over 3,000 years for celebration, conflict resolution, and for recreational fun.
WHAT WE OFFER
Java Kava was founded by the Phelps family. The first kava bar in Virginia officially opened for business July 1, 2019.
Scott (left) has been an entrepreneur in sales and marketing for over 25 years. He uses his sales and business experience to mentor and guide Makalla in her first venture. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his family and flying as a private pilot.
Cloé (middle left) is a sophomore at Sherando High School; she mostly frequents the bar for iced caramel lattes, but does pitch in from time to time kavatending.
Gideon is not your average Java Kava boy. With astrology in one hand and fun-facts in the other, this Gemini will serve you a hot cup of joe with some witty banter sprinkled on top. He fronts a local punk rock band, Destructo Disk, and loves to befriend new people. He’s 6’4 with ADHD, so he takes Kratom to focus and help with his back/neck pain. Catch him discussing video game design and trying to skateboard. His favorite color is green.
WHAT WE OFFER