January Two new pages on Arizona Coffee — In the first month of this year, Arizona Coffee really came into its own with the addition of two pages, the list of Arizona Coffee Shops and Arizona Coffee Roasters. This had a big impact on the rest of the site. The Coffee Vein opens in Tucson — A little gem of a coffee shop opened this year in Tucson. Next month they’re holding the Arizona Barista Jam. Talk about progress. February 58 — That’s the number of coffee houses that were listed on this site as of February 6th. We now have about 90 at last count. It’s a month of Coffee Trivia — I gathered 28 clever coffee trivia and posted a new one every day during February. March I’m at Mama Java’s Coffee House for bluegrass — I discover the entertainment at Mama Java’s Coffee House (minutes from my office). Rain — I observe the phenomenon that is rain, and how coffee shops blossom during rainy days. Birthday party for Arizona Coffee — Five people showed up at the Arizona Coffee birthday party. It was a great time and we’ll do it again this March. Rocket Coffee Roasters — Becomes the first sponsor on Arizona Coffee. Quality… Why Bother? — Jason Haeger’s first article for Arizona Coffee about quality. My quest for the perfect Americano — Carmen Downer’s quest for a great Americano ends in Prescott. April Market Street Coffee? — One of the fanciest coffee houses in Arizona closes down. Let’s Analyze Starbucks — The great community here at Arizona Coffee explains why Starbucks is what it is. Coffee Brewing Basics — Larry Jones writes a great article for beginners or experts. May Interview: 20 Questions with Linda Gomez, co-owner of Inza Coffee in Scottsdale — My first interview with a coffee shop owner. I visited Copper Star Coffee today — I make my first visit to Copper Star, one of the best joints in town. Weather and Coffee — A mini review. June A second Coffee Rush opens in Gilbert, coffee is awesome — Includes my photo of a macchiato. Vintage Arizona Coffeehouse Photos — I liked these. Industry Jargon and the Coffee Terminology Guide — Jason Haeger fills us in on all of the buzz words in the coffee industry. July Coffee Training: Arizona Needs You — My shout out to people saying that we need more people to train baristas. Arizona Coffee Podcast #1 with Larry Jones of Rocket Coffee Roasters — First ever podcast, and it went well. Will do more of these in 2007, as well as video interviews. August 8 Seconds is Too Short Campaign — Continuation of the theme: baristas need better training. It’s worth it, if only for the rush — Joey Robert Parks does a great review of Daily Rush. Tucson by the Numbers — Recap of my trip to check out the Tucson coffee scene. September Arizona Coffee Podcast #2 with Martha Raymond of The Coffee Vein — A really good interview. Arizona Coffee Podcast #3 with Bill Gray of 6th Street Cafe — I understand this coffee shop has since closed, but it was a good interview and I liked my visit. Restaurants with Great Coffee in Arizona — Some good discussion. Tucson Trip Photos — Lots of fun photos from Tucson. October New Forum — Probably the best thing that happened this year. The Forum has become a thing of its own. Quick stats: 36 members, almost 600 posts in over 100 topics. Thank you Arizona! Royal Coffee Bar in Downtown Phoenix — A gem. Out of the Darkness and Into the Light: Appreciating Coffee for What it is — Jason Haeger fills us in on what the different roast levels mean. November A Visit to Lux — Still one of my favorites. Free Marketing Idea — A very controversial post! December Red Rock Foods Knows Coffee, and a Lot More — An awesome company. The Coffee Shop, In Gilbert — Brian Sheahan gives us a glimpse of what’s happening in Gilbert. High Marks for Rocket Coffee Roasters — Scored a very respectable 92 points from K. Davids “Coffee Review” site. Thank you to our contributors! Carmen Downer, Scott Walters, Jason Haeger, Larry Jones, Brian Sheahan, and many others.