Owned and operated by Trey Kasten, the idea of owning a small café developed in high school. Trey is a 2017 graduate of Chanute High School. Baking and restaurant ownership has been part of the family since the early 70’s. Trey’s grandfather owned a donut shop and his grandfather and father owned a restaurant together in the early 90’s. Trey’s father had always encouraged his children “to find something they loved and figure out a way to make money doing it.” Trey loved talking and interacting with people, and he loved the idea of owning his own business with coffee and pastries. After obtaining his associate’s degree in 2019, he was still unsure what career path he wanted to pursue and the coffee shop idea was revisited. He found a great building with a drive through available, chose a theme to honor Chanute’s rich train history, and Java Junction came to life in February of 2020.