Specialties We have an exceptional staff with awesome customer service skills who make a delicious Bowl of Soul and a variety of home style breakfast and lunch choices! History Established in 1991 Java-Wake Up and Live originated in 1991 as the brainchild of the San Diego coffee culture. Taking the best elements of favorite cafes from Southern California this concept moved 900 miles north to Ketchum, Idaho. Baking from scratch daily using only ingredients our mothers would be proud of, and making homemade whipped cream was a must. Combining a clean yet hearty menu of breakfasts and lunches in a warm inviting atmosphere seemed like the ticket; finish that off with music that is a bit too loud and you’ve got Java, a truly authentic, right on the money coffeehouse. Java strives to promote environmental responsibility by recycling our glass, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, and aluminum. We also have grounds for your garden. And we strongly encourage the use of travel mugs. Java has grown to six cafes and has been written up in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Gourmet Magazine.