Kaldi's is located on Eagle Row near several residence halls. Screenshot via Google Maps
Photo: Screenshot via Google Maps
Photo: Screenshot via Google Maps

Coffee shop on Emory’s campus fails health inspection

A popular coffee shop and restaurant on Emory University’s campus failed its health inspection earlier this week.

The Depot by Kaldi's Coffee, located on Eagle Row between residence halls and a set a train tracks, scored a 60 on its inspection Tuesday. According to the report from the DeKalb County Board of Health’s Environmental Health division, the location scored a 93 and 95 in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

A score lower than 70 is considered failing.

Kaldi’s was hit with more than a dozen violations. The report states that raw food was stored near cooked and ready-to-eat food, food preparation equipment was not clean and employees’ hands were not properly washed.

Most of the violations were corrected during the inspection.

In a statement, Jordan Higgs, the general manager of the location, said it is reviewing procedures “and implementing enhancements to prevent this from happening again.

“Historically, we have maintained high scores, above 90 and even 100 over the past four years. We see this as an anomaly and are fully committed to continuing to maintaining our high standards in the future,” Higgs said.


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The inspector also noted that some produce was not properly cleaned, food and containers were stored on the floor and some food was not thrown out by its discard date.

Kaldi’s which is based in Missouri, has two other locations on Emory’s campus, at the School of Medicine and in Cox Hall, according to the company’s website.

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Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman reports.

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