Students and faculty are enjoying a tasty update to Davis College of Business and
Technology, as Haymaker Coffee Co. has taken over the café space.
Haymaker Coffee has a special Jacksonville University connection. The company’s founder, Eun Cho, is a JU alum. After graduating in 2003, Cho spent 15 years working in the finance sector in New York City. In 2020, Cho, along with two partners, founded Haymaker Coffee. All three founders are first- and second-generation American immigrants, and they started the company out of a desire to make a great cup of coffee for hardworking people.
“At its core, Haymaker Coffee was founded with a mission to provide a great cup of coffee that empowers those who persevere and have an unyielding determination to chase their dreams,” explained Cho. “The essence of our brand revolves around building a community of individuals who embody these values, becoming a part of their journey, and offering support in every way possible to enable these dream-chasers.”
The Davis College café is yet another expansion for the brand. Haymaker also recently opened a café at the Community First Igloo, the Jacksonville Icemen’s practice facility and public ice skating rink, and it is building out its fleet of branded coffee trucks.
For Cho, the new café reflects the symbiotic relationship he has long shared with JU, and its foundation is a way for him to say ‘thank you’ to the University for all it has done for him as a student, a professional, and a business owner.
“I had a deep sense of gratitude and a desire to give back the guidance and support I received while I was at JU,” he explained. “While I initially dreamed of making a significant contribution to the university, it’s becoming more evident that the university has given so much to me and the Haymaker team. The unwavering support from JU has been nothing short of incredible.”
Haymaker Coffee is Monday thru Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.