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Who makes these lists?

Here’s a screenshot I just captured of the AZ Central voting for 2014 “best” coffee shop. I’ve been thinking about doing a little poll like this at some point… and calling it a Arizona Coffee Readers Choice Award. But, it’s silly polls like this that always give me pause. Let’s review for a minute, just

Introducing the Redesigned Arizona Coffee

New look! The old design of Arizona Coffee was launched in 2005, which is a long time. A really long time! I’ve been planning a redesign of this site for almost that entire time, and especially over the last few years. The old design really held up well over the years, and was flexible. But, times

Upcoming Latte Art Competition on November 6

I’ve just heard from Perry Czopp writing on behalf of Silent Flight Coffee and Altitude Coffee Lab. They’re announcing a latte art competition to be held at Altitude Coffee Lab in Scottsdale on November 6, 2014. The event will be held in the evening, from 6pm to 10 pm. All are invited, and Perry is

Shine Coffee is now Rollover Doughnuts & Coffee

This morning the owners of Shine Coffee announced the sale of their business. The new owners are Kat & Brad Moore, who will operate the company as Rollover Doughnuts & Coffee. They’ve described it as a new concept, with plans to have a grand opening on October 4, 2014. They’ve set up a Facebook page for

Western Regional Barista Competition (2014)

Perry Czopp reminded me that there are three people competing in the 2014 Western Regional Barista Competition, which is being held in Rancho Mirage, CA, on October 8th. It will be live streamed on uscoffeechampionships.org/watch and open to the public to attend in California. The baristas competing are Perry Czopp (@thecoffeechop), Harlin Glovacki, and Michelle

Lola’s Coffee at The Yard to Close

If you have been reading the food blogs, you’ve probably already heard that Lola’s at The Yard will be closing on Sunday. They have announced that they’ll be reopening later this fall as a new-concept. They haven’t said whether they’ll be keeping the name, however. They posted an announcement on their web site. Lola’s at

Experienced or Apprentice Coffee Roaster Position at Coffee Reserve

John Gozbekian, from Coffee Reserve, currently has positions open. They are looking for an experienced or apprentice coffee roaster. John shared the following description of the position, and shared these photos: Coffee Reserve Brands, a Specialty Coffee Roaster in the Phoenix Metro area, has an opening in its coffee roasting department. If you have experience

Lion Latte Art

I finished my meetings yesterday and decided to go and get a cappuccino and a sandwich. I stumbled into Sip Coffee & Beer House on an empty stomach, and left happy. Patrick, over at Sip, made this lion art in my cappuccino. Not bad!