We are your neighborhood coffee roaster

About LaJava

LaJava is a small-batch specialty coffee roaster established in 2002, located in Green Bay and owned and operated by husband and wife team Mark and Catherine Semrau. We provide our customers with the highest quality coffees from regions throughout the world, freshly roasted in our stores.

Caring deeply for our community, we seek to make a difference through numerous partnerships with local nonprofits.

LaJava Owners Mark & Catherine Semrau

We offer several unique coffees including organic and Fair Trade Certified, as well as a large selection of flavored coffees and bulk teas. We are passionate about sourcing, roasting and distributing these high quality coffees to our community while being able to help provide social and economic support to farmers and their communities.

When you buy quality LaJava coffee and teas, you are not only receiving a great product, you are partnering with us to invest in our community, protect the environment, and ensure that farmers and their workers are afforded the capital to continually improve the quality of their lives and crops.

Meet our team!

Dawn - Velp Avenue

Dawn - Velp Avenue

Dawn leads our staff team at the Velp Avenue location in Green Bay. She has been with LaJava since 2010 and previously managed the Lineville store.

Jessica - Cardinal Lane

Jessica - Cardinal Lane

Jessica leads our staff team at the Cardinal Lane location in Howard. Jess previously managed the West Mason store and has been with us since 2018.

Denny - West Mason

Denny - West Mason

After years of regularly visiting LaJava as a customer, Denny joined staff team in 2020 and leads the crew at the West Mason location in Green Bay.

Mark - General Manager

Mark - General Manager

Beginning in outside sales with LaJava in 2017,  Mark has since transitioned into the role of GM and oversees the staff, retail stores and wholesale relationships.

Georgi - Outside Events

Georgi - Outside Events

Starting as a LaJava barista in 2019, Georgi now enjoys bringing the LaJava experience outside our store walls, elevating events in our community and beyond.

Rich - Master Roaster

Rich - Master Roaster

Rich joined LaJava as the Master Roaster in 2010 after 39 years in radio broadcasting. He roasts around 1,000 pounds of coffee weekly on a Probat P12 roaster.

Dedicated to Creative Solutions

No matter your business, your vision, or your circumstances, LaJava is committed to serving you as a resource to help you realize your goals. We offer various sized packaging, private label, bulk, full service options, and delivery; we are a distributor for BUNN, Update, Bodum, Capresso, Toddy and others with the purpose of serving you best. We desire to position ourselves as your partner, listening to your needs and helping you achieve your goals…going far beyond great coffee and tea.