Hot Java was started in December of 1996 when Heather Zwirn wanted to share her love of espresso drinks with her home town where she grew up.  She always had a love for coffee and was introduced to espresso drinks while in college.  With the support of her parents, she opened her initial location across from the Sterling Post Office, offering a limited menu and only walk in service

Twenty-four years and three locations later, Hot Java has morphed into the current location. This location has been built from the ground up and streamlined into an efficient retail business, offering coffee, bagels, sandwiches and much more.  Hot Java's goal is to serve high quality drinks and food, custom made for each customer as quickly as possible without sacrificing customer service.