The folks at Songbird Coffee & Tea House have published this video to their YouTube channel. They’ve conducted interviews with their entire team. Most of the interview talks about the sources for their supplies — they use local providers for tea, coffee, pastries, and baked goods.
April 1, 2013Posted by Chris Tingom
March 21, 2013Posted by Chris Tingom
Hey everybody! It’s basically summer since the first day of spring means temps closer to 90 here in Arizona. And that means iced toddy! What’s your favorite place to get an iced toddy in Phoenix? Today, I’ve been drinking this one from Luci’s Healthy Marketplace.
March 3, 2013Posted by Chris Tingom
October 25, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
Just heard from Tiffany Dew, who you will recall previously managed Lola Coffee south of Camelback on Central, and then purchased it with help from family; then abruptly left earlier this year.
I just wanted to let you know that i am back at citizen espresso bar and we all are moving forward.
Citizen Espresso Bar
4700 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 265-5652
October 17, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
Press Coffee Roasters will be holding a coffee education weekend this November. They’ve attracted an all-star lineup of speakers. If you’re serious about coffee, or make a living in the coffee business, this is a must-see event!
Here’s some of the information about the event, which Press Coffee is planning to host annually.
A Closer Look Into Coffee: An Educational Weekend
There will be eleven 45-minute courses on a variety of coffee subjects led by some of our local and regional industry leaders.
Cost through November 1:
$15/class ($45 for unlimited)
BGA/SCAA/RG Members: $10/class ($30 for unlimited)
Day Of Registration:
$25/class ($75 for unlimited)
BGA/SCAA/RG Members: $20/Class ($50 for unlimited)
Friday, November 2nd
Roasting 101: Kathi Zollman
Water Chemistry: Jen Macias
Technical Machinery: Mitch Montgomery
Advanced Brewing – Infusions:
Seth Mills and Alex Mason
Roasting Theory: Paul Haworth
Saturday, November 3rd
Iced Coffee: Dan Suh
Seed to Cup: Jason Silverschlag
Coffee Pairings: Steve Kraus
Advanced Brewing – Drip:
Seth Mills and Alex Mason
Advanced Tasting: Juliet Han
BGA LEVEL 1 CERT
You can register for each course individually on the Press Coffee web site.
October 1, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
I often receive emails from people who will be in Phoenix for a few days while visiting a convention. Typically, they are looking for a good coffee shop near the Phoenix Convention Center. So, what are the options? Good question. Hopefully, this post will help out with the ones within walking-distance.
Probably within walking distance:
Also! If you are visiting Arizona, and flying out of Sky Harbor Airport… don’t miss 3 great coffee shops who have extensions at the airport… all in Terminal 4: Press Coffee, Lola Coffee, and Cartel Coffee (coming soon).
August 29, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
I thought I should mention that Songbird Coffee is now open in Phoenix. They opened in July and from what I hear, it’s going great. I’m planning a visit very soon. They’re also in the MonOrchid building which currently houses Co+Hoots, a coworking facility.
August 27, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
I’ve heard conflicting reports about the reason for the demise of Mama Javas Coffee House on Indian School Rd. But, the end result is that there is a brand new coffee house in that place called Terra Java.
The new owner is Omei Eaglerider, who also operates a bakery called Terra Bites Bakery in the same place. I received an email from Omei letting me know they are currently looking to hire a barista.
I’ve heard reports that the space inside has undergone a small remodel.
3619 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
August 4, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
July 3, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
May 26, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
You must admit, Lux Central is more than just a coffee shop. Just look at that huge selection of pastries and breakfast items! I visited Lux last Saturday, and it was packed! The line was halfway to the door, and stayed that way for an hour.
Lux Central is still a coffee shop at its heart, but they serve just about everything else: You can order from their lunch and dinner menu, which they post on Facebook daily. Every day it’s a new menu. They also serve beer and wine.
Pulling shots. Owner Jeff Fischer behind the bar. Jeff purchased Lux from Daniel Wayne (owner of Lola) in October 2005 (we covered that story, briefly).
May 25, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
I have had a few conversations with the local rep for Belly, and plan to follow up to learn more about how it works. The local rep is David Evan (415-518-4810) in case anyone is interested (email him at: David@bellycard.com).
May 22, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
Count me as impressed: I never expected to see a great coffee shop at the airport, and soon we will have 3 shops!
May 10, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
I recently received an email from Trevor Hedges about White Sage Espresso.
He says that they serve coffee beans from Village Coffee Roastery, in Scottsdale. They also serve loose teas and lunch.
Photo from the White Sage Facebook page.
Press Coffee to close CityNorth location, says that new location at Sky Harbor Airport will be opening in May
April 23, 2012Posted by Chris Tingom
This just in: Press Coffee is closing their original location at the CityNorth complex in North Phoenix. The location will be closing after business on April 30th. This particular location originally opened in 2008.
After speaking with Steve Kraus, owner of Press Coffee, they cited their recent success with their Scottsdale Quarter location, and their upcoming location at Sky Harbor as reasons for closing CityNorth – that they wish to focus on new opportunities. The CityNorth location failed to pick up the growth they expected (probably due to the CityNorth complex’s slower than expected growth – it’s only half built after 4 years).
Additionally, they’ve recently opened a new and expanded coffee roastery / showroom on Broadway in Phoenix, to service their expanding wholesale coffee-roasting business. They have one roaster and they say a second roaster will be operational soon.
Their new location at Sky Harbor Airport is scheduled to open in late May, in Terminal 4 between Gates B6 – 14. Very exciting, and that location at the airport will be serving wine, food, and of course coffee.