Trevecca Nazarene University

Changes at Abba Java


Trevecca Nazarene University and The Center for Leadership, Calling, & Service announced on June 1, 2011 that the Abba Java coffee shop located in the Bud Robinson building is under new management.

Abba Java, a not for profit coffee shop founded in Franklin, Tennessee, opened their first store front location on Trevecca’s campus in March of 2010. Trevecca has now decided to purchase the coffee shop, allowing the university to use the proceeds to support mission projects and trips for Trevecca students.

The school is also finding new ways to involve the community and use the coffee shop as a resource for learning. Ryan Jolley, a Trevecca religion major will be managing the coffee shop, which will also become a learning center. Ryan and the CLCS are partnering with the Vision department of Metro-Nashville Public Schools to become a learning lab for some of their top students. The coaching and training that Ryan will provide these students will provide them with job experience and enable them to find employment in other coffee shops. In addition to Ryan, the university expects to provide several other jobs for students on campus.

Abba Java is open Monday-Friday all summer, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM. Stop in to meet Ryan and find out the new things that are happening at Abba Java.