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Michigan’s Best Local Food: Coffee, cinnamon rolls and hangouts are staples at Jackson Coffee Co.


JACKSON, MI – Jackson Coffee Co. is the hub of hangouts and the birthplace of Jackson culture.

Brian Surgener opened Jackson Coffee Co, in a former hardware store in downtown Jackson in 2006. Since then, it has become the official place where professionals, families, friends and people of all ages meet and take something to drink.

Related: Michigan’s Best Coffee: Jackson Coffee Company has been roasting downtown for nearly a decade

“You’ll arrive in the afternoon and you’ll find a bunch of people hanging around here,” manager Amy Wadsworth said. “You will find the community here.”

The coffee beans are roasted in-house, which means the coffee is the freshest in town, said Wadsworth and barista Kathryn Hermes. You can smell the coffee roasting as you pass down the street, Hermès said.

Coffee is the most popular thing on the menu. There are lattes, thick Frappes, cafe au lait and just plain old black coffee. If you’re not a fan of coffee, smoothies, tea and hot chocolate are also on the menu.

More than 60 flavored syrups are also offered, so people can get creative with their drinks, Hermès said.

Jackson Coffee also offers pastries from Jackson’s Grand River Brewery, including cinnamon rolls, orange and cranberry scones and rich brownies, as well as muffins and cookies. There are plans to also start offering Grand River Brewery wraps and salads, Wadsworth said.

The cafe serves a lot of regulars and the staff take pride in knowing their customers and will go above and beyond to take good care of them, Hermès said.

“Knowing first name and their drink orders is normal for a lot of people walking through the door,” Hermès said.

Jackson Coffee, 201 S. Mechanic St., is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. More information about coffee at his website and Facebook page.


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