It’s hot outside and the rain clouds are forming over the mountains. The weatherman claims that the monsoon arrived on Monday and I agree. It’s hot and humid. I can see the clouds growing from where I’m sitting at Market Street Coffee. The one on Tatum Blvd. and Shea Rd.
Something funny about being here is that every single person in the establishment is using a laptop with wireless internet. Even the barista. There’s only one on staff on weekday afternoons and he’s got three friends crowding around his computer. Every once in a while someone walks in and orders something and he jumps up to help.
Oh, and the good news is that an iced coffee here only costs $2.00. Yeah, I know. Good price, and that’s for a 22 oz. They’ve got the cold drinks posted special on a whiteboard. Almost like they had to make an emergency list of cold drinks for summertime. Anyways, this place is great. Back to work.
Romancing The Bean, one of Scottsdales best independent coffee houses, will be opening a second location in the big glass building on the south shore of Tempe Town Lake. That’s all I know right now after seeing a sign in their Scottsdale location which is in the Pavilions. I think it opens in Fall 2005.
Today I ordered a large iced coffee and it was very good and I was sitting at a coffee shop reading a book when I glanced at the menu to study it. I was surprised to learn that an iced coffee is $1.05 more than a regular coffee.
I’ll repeat that. Iced coffee is more expensive.
I don’t get it. Can someone in the industry share why this is the case? Am I paying for the ice? Is ice really that expensive? I don’t like ordering iced drinks because often I’m left with tons of ice and no drink. That didn’t happen to me today, but I still wondered about the price difference.
Their is an article today on AZCentral that profiles a coffee shop and a lunch spot that both provide free wireless internet. Here’s a link.