Rick and JoAnn have been a team since 2005 when they met…fell in love and began their extraordinary  journey.  In 2007 they bought an 18-acre homestead just 2 miles from the Coffeehouse which is known as ‘The Martyn House’. The Martyn House is an Artist Residency and Mountain Retreat the perfect getaway for those seeking a truly unique experience in extraordinary dwellings. The Farm was the inspiration to create a community centric coffeehouse in 2012, located in a meticulously restored 1940’s building in downtown Ellijay, GA

Rick is the in-house photographer his work is displayed throughout the Coffeehouse ~ to view his portfolio of images visit his web site at ricklucasimages.com

JoAnn is a lifelong serial entrepreneur …she is a creator of extraordinary ideas!  she reminds us that life is a journey of constantly creating, live with intention …..believe in the unbelievable!.

Located in a small rural town in the North Georgia Mountains.

The Ellijay Coffeehouse sits harmoniously in the pastoral landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 1 hour north of Atlanta.. Our county is home to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail located at Springer Mountain, stretching from Georgia to Maine. The A.T. is approximately 2,180 miles in length, making it one of the longest, footpaths in the world. The county has a deeply rooted relationship with the Cherokee & Crete Indians who were the first inhabitants of this incredibly beautiful area of the United States. We are the Apple Capital of Georgia producing over 600,000 bushels of apples each year in 22 varieties. There are seven main orchards surrounding the city of Ellijay. We are the Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia with over 100 miles of single-track mountain biking trails. Our county has numerous wineries and is known for its agri~tourism and spirit of adventure. We invite our residents to explore the many trails either on foot or bike! Two rivers merge in our historic downtown Ellijay forming a third river, which flows into Carter Lake the deepest lake east of the Mississippi. It is here that the adventurous enjoy kayaking, canoeing, tubing and stand up paddling.


At the Coffeehouse Our Baristas are not only your ‘tour guide’ to all things fun and adventurous in Ellijay & Gilmer County but they are trained in every aspect of COFFEE  from learning about our partnering farms from around the world to our roasters incredible attention to detail in bringing us the very best coffee beans…to the final detail of course when they pull that perfect shot from our very own La Marzocco Espresso machine who we kindly refer to as ‘Francesca’ ….….

We LOVE coffee and every darn thing about it!
Who are these lovely talented funny engaging Baristas?