Aroma Joe’s is set to open soon in front of the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth. PHOTO BY STEVE FULLER

New coffee shop planned



ELLSWORTH — The standalone coffee shop in front of Maine Coast Mall on High Street will once again be occupied and in business soon.

A sign on the building and information on the company’s website indicate Aroma Joe’s will be the new tenant in the space, replacing Deja Brew/Sweet Cones, the previous occupant (which in turn had replaced Coffee Express).

Aroma Joe’s is a Portland-based company with 49 coffee shops in Maine and New Hampshire. This is relatively new territory for the company, however, as it only has two shops north or east of Augusta (one in Waterville and one in Orono). Most are in southern Maine and New Hampshire.

A menu on the company’s website shows Aroma Joe’s offers hot and cold coffee, teas, espresso, fruit smoothies, energy-infused drinks and food including donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other sweets.

Information about a specific opening date was not immediately available this week.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller has worked at The Ellsworth American since 2012. He covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland. [email protected]