PJ’s Coffee has been at the forefront of small-batch roasting since 1978. Beginning as a coffeehouse in New Orleans, our commitment to producing exceptional coffee has stood the test of time for more than four decades — PJ’s Coffee is a trusted companion in multiple communities, with a notable presence spanning over 175 locations. As we proudly commemorate our 45th anniversary, PJ’s has added a special touch by inviting our guests to join us in remembering our journey by eating — and drinking — birthday cake with a special lineup.
A Steaming Legacy
PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry who embraced high-quality beans, superior roasting methods, and a pure passion for the art of coffee-making. PJ’s dedication to coffee quality continues to be the foundation of our roasting methods, which are done blocks from the famous French Quarter. From a single storefront on Maple Street serving carefully crafted coffee and building a community of loyal patrons, PJ’s has evolved into a full-fledged brand known for its commitment to quality, sustainability and Southern hospitality.
Savoring Excellence, One Brew at a Time
By sticking to our principles of flavorful food, premium beverages, and memorable experiences, we have grown our brand to include the East Coast, the Northeast, as well as many Southern states. PJ’s reach includes 116 traditional locations and has shown our dedication to inclusion, with 43% women-owned franchises while individuals from various racial and ethnic backgrounds own 26%. PJ’s can also be found in over 60 non-traditional coffee shop locations, such as airports, schools and hospitals.
From sourcing the top 1% of Arabica beans sustainably to using superior roasting techniques in small batches, we’re proud to deliver exceptional flavor profiles and cater to a diverse range of palates. In addition to your favorite cup of gourmet coffee, PJ's Original Cold Brew™ Iced Coffee, and beloved seasonal flavors, we have adapted and expanded our products to the tastes of each new generation while complementing our signature items. As younger Americans have looked for morning beverages other than coffee, PJ’s has answered the call with lines of drinks, including our new Boosted Teas and Red Bull® Infusion Drinks.
It’s a Birthday Celebration
What’s a birthday celebration without cake? For a limited time only, we’re providing the best mood-boosting drinks to help guests savor the party with every sip:
- Birthday Cake Granita – The iconic PJ’s Granita gets a sweet limited-edition touch with the celebratory flavors of vanilla birthday cake, crowned with sprinkles and whipped cream.
- Birthday Cake Shaken Espresso – PJ’s famous Cold Brew Espresso Dolce is shaken with a luscious vanilla birthday cake flavor over ice, creating a cold brew that is perfectly sweet, creamy and frothy.
- Confetti Birthday Cake – Celebrate PJ’s birthday with a slice of perfection as this cake flawlessly blends the pleasing taste of birthday cake and fun with colorful confetti sprinkles baked in.
Celebrating 45 Years of Flavorful Moments
PJ's Coffee has a long tradition of involvement in the communities we serve — the heart of our success. That commitment continues daily, including raising money to aid the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans’ Light up the Season campaign. In addition to the $25,000 fundraising effort, one of our baristas was inspired to go above and beyond.
Most importantly, our 45th birthday is a tribute to the countless cups of joy and comfort shared with our guests, franchisees, team members, partners and communities across all locations. As we continue our mission to provide the New Orleans passion and experience, we pride ourselves in being a reliable source and space for people to enjoy quality coffee and Southern hospitality amid their busy lives.
A Future Brewed with Promise
PJ’s journey is far from over. With a focus on expanding our offerings, reaching new corners of the globe, and enriching the lives of even more coffee lovers, PJ's Coffee's 45th anniversary is not just a celebration of the past but a foreshadowing of the rich, flavorful future ahead. Cheers to many more years of the PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans experience!
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