Opo Coffee will open in former Ammazza Pizza space in DecaturPictured left to right: Chris Avirett, Jenny Burrell and Jonathan Pascual. Photo provided to Decaturish.
Decatur, GA — The owner of Taproom Coffee & Beer in Kirkwood plans to open a new business in Decatur.
The new coffee company is called Opo Coffee, owned by Jonathan Pascual, will open in the old Ammazza Pizza space at 314 E. Howard Avenue in Decatur. It’s on the same block as Kelly’s Market & Kimball House.
“We’ll have wonderful neighbors, be across the street from the PATH & will be within walking distance to the Square,” the company’s website says. “Luckily, we started on designs with our architect and interior designers back in October, so we already have beautiful plans for this space that we can’t wait to share. Keep an eye on our Instagram for first looks and updates as our space is being built out.”
The plan is to open by early summer, Pascual said.
“Opo Coffee will be a retail coffee bar, roastery, and Atlanta’s first coffee training center administering courses for the Specialty Coffee Association,” Pascual said. “Working with other roasteries, we’ve already started sourcing, roasting, and selling our beans at Taproom. We’ve also built out an electric bike delivery program that’s only available to the 30317 zip code for now.”
The word “opo” comes from the Filipino word that means “yes” with respect, according to a press release from the company. The name is a reflection of Pascual’s heritage. The company’s values are “positivity, respect and honor.” The company will employ 12 to 15 full and part-time staffers.
Pascual opened Taproom in 2014. Opo will have five retail categories, per the press release: a full retail coffee bar, wholesale coffee roasting, direct-to-consumer online coffee sales, mobile retail coffee carts, and coffee training and consulting.
To learn more about the company, visit its website by clicking here.
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