Sam Matatov is opening a new coffee shop in Cave Creek alongside his wife’s barber shop / salon. When asked by the newspaper why he was opening the shop, he answered “coffee was better than any other idea I had.” The new shop is named The Village Coffee Shop.
Prediction: The folks at Village Coffee, a fine establishment in Scottsdale, ask him to change his company name.
The Village Coffee Shop
7100 E. Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Phone: (480) 488-3929
A new coffee shop has opened in Gilbert, AZ called Stella’s Coffee House. They opened sometime in August and I only first heard about them today, after seeing a mention of their store in the newspaper.
The shop is owned by Don Motz. The shop used to be called Coffee Island, and was apparently purchased by Don and he made a series of improvements.
Three weeks ago today I got married to the most amazing woman ever, and she loves coffee!
Just wanted to let everybody know! We’re back in AZ now, after a honeymoon in Hawaii. My wife, Jana, is from Wisconsin, and loves good coffee. I’m now introducing her to the wonderful coffee shops that are home to Arizona.
I recently heard from Nick Horten, a barista at Papa’s Coffee which recently opened:
Hi, I’m a Barista at a new coffee shop here in Phoenix. Papa’s Coffee just opened up last week, and we’re located at 5521 N. 7th Ave. We’re inside an Ice Cream shop called Mary Coyle’s, and a few of our drinks incorporate their ice cream into our coffee. We use Coopedota and Tres Generaciones coffee from Coasta Rica. Our hours are 5-10 Monday – Friday and 6-10 Saturday and Sunday. We’re still trying to fine tune everything, but within a few weeks we hope to start an Open Mic Night and an ASU night.
Savaya Coffee Market opened in 2009 in Tucson. It is a combination of coffee shop and coffee education, owned by Burc Maruflu.
The shop came to life with notable murals painted by local artist Jos Villabrille, a long mesquite-wood bar was installed and a six panel chalk board was mounted over the bar. A coffee hobbyist for years, Burc has pursued quality coffee with a passion for the excellent cup. His enthusiasm and love of coffee is exuded through Savaya Coffee Market. Over the past year Savaya has become a gathering place for people with the common interest of drinking great coffee.
Unlimited Coffee at 741 E. Glendale Ave. in Phoenix has closed for business. It was by far the most popular uptown Phoenix destination for late-night internet surfers who wanted a coffee fix or gelato.
It’s distinctions were long hours, a very huge conference table in the center of the room, and white leather couches surrounding the walls (they had seen better days). The shop was in an old Pizza Hut, and had the distinctive architecture of one.
Just an open question to the community… have your coffee drinking habits changed at all over the last few years? Mine really haven’t, just drinking a lot of cappuccinos and iced coffees this summer. If I know a shop doesn’t have the best coffee, I’ll usually go for the iced coffee.
When: Saturday September 4th 9am-3pm Where: Phoenix Cooks, held at J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Cost: $30 entry – Includes 2 tickets into the Phoenix Cooks event ($150 value) MUST COMPETE! More details: Phoenix Cooks is an annual event showcasing the talent of great local chefs. There will be great food, classes, the latte art throw down, and much drinking. The $30 entry fee is ONLY for those competing. $30 fee will get you 2 tickets into the event, and you must compete.
After Party at Press Coffee
When: Saturday September 4th RIGHT AFTER Phoenix Cooks Where:Press Coffee – Across the street from J.W. Marriott/PHX Cooks Event Cost: Food/drink for purchase More details: Steve from Press is holding a get together for the coffee community after Phoenix Cooks. Probably lots of coffee too be consumed! Will be a great time for building into the coffee community.