July 16, 2009 Posted by Chris Tingom Filed under Uncategorized
From what I’m reading, it looks like Tucson coffee nerds will soon have another place they can frequent for good coffee. Opening this Monday at 2502 N Campbell, is Avenue Coffee.
They have a Synesso 3 group espresso machine, which frankly says a lot about the quality of this place. There are only a few shops in AZ with Synesso’s. They mentioned that on Twitter.
I’ll quote from the Arizona Daily Star article:
Avenue Coffee is the first venture of Mark and Jennifer Harrell, a husband-and-wife team from Seattle.
“We loved the weather here,” said Mark, a former Web developer.
“But we felt like the coffee culture was not what we were used to. We have a little bit of a different take on things. We are going to up the game around here.”
Mark Harrell, 23, said Avenue Coffee’s baristas will be more traditional in the sense that they will follow strict guidelines on how they brew coffee.
Espresso shots will be pulled within seconds of each other, and milk will be steamed to the exact same temperature every time.
Harrell said the shop also will specialize in latte art, images such as hearts and leaves, created from the milk baristas pour.
Avenue will have regular live music, pastries, local art on the walls and Wi-Fi access so it can compete with shops such as the Coffee X Change and Raging Sage Coffee Roasters, down the street.