Troy Firman wrote to let us know about their coffee shop called Coffee Cove. They’re located on Gilbert Rd. north of Warner.
538 S. Gilbert Rd #112
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (480) 507-2244
Meredith Bond writes:
I work at a coffee shop called Tempe Connections which is located in the Tempe Public Library. It is a non profit cafe. The proceeds go to promoting retired citizens getting back into the community by volunteering at a number of different things such as local schools. The cafe offers fair trade coffee at reasonable prices. My mother is the director of the program and we are both passionate about Tempe Connections and learning as much as we can about coffee.
Thanks for writing Meredith!
Tempe Connections inside the Tempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
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On March 3rd at 8 pm Jason Silberschlag and Joseph Mains from Cartel Coffee Lab will be hosting and judging a Barista Jam.
Jason wrote in to provide some details:
The idea for this event is to help Joseph to pay for his trip to the national barista competition March 5-8. We will be having a latte art competition with a $10 buy in.
- First place will take home a chemex brewer, box o filters and a bag o coffee!
- Second will receive a sweet mug and a bag o coffee!
- Third will receive a bag o coffee!
Every dollar raised will go towards Joseph’s food and lodging while in Portland.Please come and support your regional barista competitiors!All national competing baristas from our region will be invited to run through their competition routines after the latte art comp.
Rules are simple… two pours, they can select the best one and the judges will use it as their submission. Joseph and I will judge, plus one more for the tie breaker when necessary. If people could RSVP by email that would be great, but not necessary.
We welcome all attendees to stick around to watch and taste! Public and industry pros welcome.
(Edited for Clarity)
Cartel Coffee Lab
225 W. University Dr.
Tempe AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 225-3899
Here’s a bit of news for our friends in Sedona — you’ll get to watch The Perfect Cappuccino if you hurry.
Sedona Int’l Film Festival – Sedona, Arizona. The Perfect Cappuccino screens on Wednesday, Feb 25 at 9:15 am and on Thursday, Feb 26 at 9:15 am. The film’s very talented composer, Gordy Haab, will be present for a Q&A after the Thursday screening.
For tickets/info, please visit www.sedonafilmfestival.com.
Todd Welfelt sent me his pictures and I’m finally getting around to posting a few of them. I picked out my favorites and they’re below. Thanks for helping out Todd.
When: Saturday, April 4th at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Arizona Coffee celebrates 4 years this year, and to celebrate we’re going to have a little meet up at Cartel Coffee Lab. This is a little bit of advance notice, but I wanted to make sure to get the announcement out early. I’ll check with Cartel, but if it’s okay with them I’m going to bring a cake.
Where: Cartel Coffee Lab
225 W University Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 225-3899
I’ve been using Twitter for over a year now personally and for Arizona Coffee and really enjoy it. There are a bunch of people in the coffee scene in AZ who are on Twitter. I thought I’d give a shout out to them and also share this link about a Texas coffee shop that used Twitter to double their clientele.
Coffee Shops on Twitter:
@libertymarket in Gilbert
@PressCoffee in Phoenix
@cartelcoffeelab in Tempe
@SweetRepublic in Scottsdale
@mamajavas in Phoenix
@coffeeplant around Phoenix
Cool people in and around coffee on Twitter:
@austinmiles in Tempe
@arizonacoffee in Arizona
@Jasoncalhoon in Tucson
@pressjavagirl in Phoenix
@realjoe in Gilbert
@unique_coffee in Bisbee
@ronaldcortez in Tempe
@TheCoffeeScout in Cave Creek
Anybody I’m missing? If so, leave a comment!
The next latte art throwdown will be April 9th at Ground Control Coffee. More information will be posted as the date nears.
The 1st place prize.