My name is Shawn and i just opened a new cafe / coffee shop named Rhino Caffe in Queen Creek. We opened in the space that was previously the Daily Buzz. I wanted to let you know about our Grand Opening and also put the word out that we are looking for an experienced barista to work with us.
I know this is a kinda last minute but we are having our ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday the 30th of April at 11:00am. If you can, please stop by.
22721 S. Ellsworth Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85242
More details to follow! To participate in the contest (pro or hobby baristas encouraged) please RSVP with Press Coffee at (480) 419-6221. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. Official rules, entry fee, and judging information will be posted prior to the event. The contest will begin promptly at 7 pm. To warm up on the machine, feel free to arrive early.
Fair Trade Cafe, 1020 N. 1st Ave, is having it’s ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ celebration this Saturday, 4/25. We’ll be there with the 5lb San Franciscan doing roasting demos on the hour from 1-3 PM, and we’re bringing some swag for the raffles.
I’m planning to attend around 12:30 pm so if you’re there, say hello.
Phoenix will soon have a new coffee shop in the downtown area. Thrive Coworking will be opening later this summer. The exact location isn’t decided yet, but the owners say it will be between Van Buren and Jefferson within walking distance from the light rail.
To me, Thrive is a direct answer to the problem at Lux. If you’ve been to Lux recently during the work week, you’ve no doubt noticed all of the people working on laptops. Nearly every seat is occupied by a laptop toting workaholic.
Thrive, founded by Tyson Crosbie is going to have a number of desks for rent in the space, meaning that people will have a chance to rent a dedicated spot inside the coffee shop. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of coworking, you should read up on it. There are a number of places in Arizona offering coworking.
Thrive will consist of 15 dedicated work spaces with access to private meeting/conference rooms and a coffee shop. As a freelancer, Thrive will benefit you and your business through collaboration, inspiration and motivation that are inherent from participating in a coworking environment.
You can follow ThriveCo on Twitter where Tyson has been answering questions. Estimated opening is no later than this September.
CupZ Coffee which used to have 3 locations valley wide now has only one. The store in Scottsdale closed about 2 years ago (it actually changed ownership, and name). And I’ve just heard that the location in Gilbert has also closed.
Consider this a “mega post” with photos from the most recent latte art throwdown at Ground Control Coffee. The event was a huge success. There were 8 people competing and 3 judges (Todd Welfelt, Jody, and myself). Tara from Ground Control was scorekeeper and coordinated everything.
David Anderson was one of the earliest readers of Arizona Coffee 4 years ago, and his company roasts coffee for coffee shops, restaurants, and for consumer sales. C3 also provides equipment sales and repair as well as coffee consulting. I visited C3 in February and wrote up a full profile here.