There’s a new coffee roaster and cafe in Gilbert, AZ. It’s called Higher Grounds Roastery and Cafe and it is located at 2556 S. Val Vista Drive.
Check out this community dinner menu at Liberty Market:
April 30th at Liberty Market.
I just got an invite to the launch party for Provision Coffee, which Daniel Suh is involved with. I don’t really know much else but wanted to get the word out, it looks like they’re roasting coffee, and developing relationships with farmers.
Provision Coffee is a non-profit, faith-based, specialty coffee company that maintains direct relationships with farmers in developing countries in an effort to benefit their communities.
They have published a video which explains what they’re doing:
3107 S. Gilbert Rd
STE #103 PMB 09
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (661) 810-9477
Joe Johnston, a partner at Liberty Market in Gilbert, writes in to share how they recently made the switch to Stumptown Coffee at their E-61 bar.
Annually, at Liberty Market we do a blind tasting of espresso from local and national roasters to determine which espresso we want to feature in our E61 Bar. This year we selected Portland roaster Stumptown Coffee to be our purveyor. As far as we know, Liberty Market has the only espresso bar in town using Stumptown. The blend we selected was Stumptown’s “Hair Bender”. The selection team included Chef Traina, our two lead baristas, and myself. The coffees (9 this year) were tasted in a completely blind competition with each person evaluating the overall character of the coffee both as straight espresso and with steamed milk added. Each person’s scores and opinions were kept private. When all of the scoring was completed, the results were tallied. We then took the top three and did the testing all over again. These scores were used to determine the winning coffee.