April 26, 2006 Posted by Chris Tingom Filed under Uncategorized
I’m at The Village Coffee Roastery (Via de Ventura / Hayden) listening to some conversation while I work. I have my headphones on but sometimes I secretly turn them off and listen to the people around me. They never know it. They’re talking about coffee and complaining about how the cost of coffee has increased lately.
I always come here when I want an amazing Chai Latte. I’m not sure what they put in them — the mix is delightful. The texture is creamy and light. Almost as if mixed with a bubble infusion. I’ve voted for their chai at times as the best in the valley. Right now I’d agree with my prior statement.
This coffee shop also roasts its own coffee beans and distributes to a variety of restaurants. They’ve got the roaster set up right in the coffee shop. It’s not the most romantic sight today. There are buckets, boxes, and leftover coffee bags sitting on the floor nearby. I have been here on Saturday’s when they roast coffee and it gets really smokey.
So give it a try next time you’re in Scottsdale. They have plenty of seating and on weekends they usually have someone to play tunes. Plus the free wifi doesn’t hurt which is what brought me here today.