How new is new-new? Well, today we’re visiting the newest of the new: Opo Coffee of Decatur, Georgia, a cafe and roastery that opened on the second-to-last day of 2022! They’re a new part of the thriving coffee scene in and around Atlanta, where the third wave coffee roots run deep and there’s always something fresh to try. We’re especially drawn to the fresh pops of color and design flourishes here—read on!

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As told to Sprudge by Jenny Burrell

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Introduce yourself to our readers—tell us about your cafe!

We’re a brand new cafe and roastery in Decatur, GA that just opened on Dec 30, 2022. Our space is in a historic building with amazing character—old brick, steel beams, and a full glass front. To that we added modern furniture and pops of color, so it’s an energetic mix of textures, colors, and activity.

As a company, our mission is to make a positive impact in people’s lives throughout the world. To us that means forging relationships throughout the coffee chain, paying sustainable wages to farmers and employees alike, and creating a lively, welcoming space for our community to gather and enjoy.

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What equipment do you use in your shop?

On our bar we have a three-group La Marzocco Linea PB, a double Curtis Seraphim system, and Mahlkönig grinders. In the roastery we have a gorgeous Probat UG15 Retro and a Vortx Kleanair System.

Which roaster or roasters do you serve?

Opo Coffee, all day!

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What is the neighborhood like where you’re located? What’s some other cool stuff nearby?

Decatur is a quaint little city with a lot going on. We’re located just a short walk from the main city square which always has events happening and is where our friends at Brick Store Pub serve comforting pub food with a ridiculous beer menu. When we need a break from coffee, we like to take a quick walk to Rebel Teahouse for boba. And right across the street is the PATH, which is a paved trail that connects Decatur to both downtown Atlanta and Stone Mountain.

What’s something cool or unique about your cafe you want folks to know?

In the back we built out a training lab where we will soon be hosting community events like home brewing and espresso classes, as well as SCA Coffee Skills courses (brewing, barista, and roasting). This will be the only SCA campus in the region, so we hope to fill a void for baristas across the Southeast.

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Is there a community organization or charity you’d like to shout-out as part of this feature?

We’re a business member of 1% for the Planet, partnering through charitable giving to Plant with Purpose. We also like to beat the drum about living wages, and we encourage employers to get more info and possibly get certified with Living Wage for US.

Thank you!

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Sprudge Maps is presented by La Marzocco and Pacific Barista Series

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Photos by Opo Coffee, used with permission