Tag Archive 'arizona_coffee'

Trip Report: Cartel Coffee Lab (Scottsdale, AZ)

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jan 2015 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew, Roasting

It has been over 20 years since I last spent real time in Arizona. And back then it was either the Flagstaff or Tucson areas — deliberately not Phoenix, with its then-legendary saturation of Denny’s-per-square-mile, above-ground cemetery lifestyle, all the bad things about Los Angeles (smog, traffic) and none of the good (beaches, movie stars), […]

Italian coffee bars pick Verrado (AZ) for first U.S. location

Posted by TheShot on 02 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

In the growing list of international coffee chains looking to set a foothold in the U.S., Mokarabia (based in the Bologna, Italy area) has announced plans to open their first U.S. café location in suburban Phoenix: Italian coffee bars pick Verrado for first U.S. location – The Business Journal of Phoenix. As a coffee, Mokarabia […]

Tucson, AZ: Best place for Coffee – Or: EspressoMap.com: Perhaps none of the above

Posted by TheShot on 15 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Starbucks

How do you know it’s time to move if you want a decent espresso? Why, when your local paper (here the Arizona Daily Star) overwhelmingly tells you Starbucks is the best thing going in town: Best place for Coffee | www.azstarnet.com ®. Why is it that so many presumed “respectable” media sources often aspire to […]

Gilbert gets wind of Zephyr

Posted by TheShot on 27 May 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Local Brew

As reported in today’s Arizona Republic, the bustling metropolis of Gilbert, AZ is the new home of the Zephyr Espresso Caffe: Gilbert gets wind of Zephyr. Or it’s at least the new home of James and Connie Lee. The Lees owned and operated the Zephyr Espresso Caffe and Art Gallery at 3643 Balboa Street (at […]

Tempe, AZ’s Top 5: Local Coffee Houses

Posted by TheShot on 26 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

The Top 5 coffee houses around Tempe, AZ, as voted by an Arizona State U. publication: ASU Web Devil – Top 5: Local Coffee Houses. Tweet