I visited Ground Control nearly two weeks ago, and didn’t have a chance to write about it until now. It’s a sweet new coffee shop that recently opened up on the west side. Ground Control is owned and operated by Steve and Tara. Besides being a coffee shop, they also sell food and have a wine bar. Among the coffee shops in Arizona that do food, I think Ground Control has created a very large difference that people will seek out. Their food is amazing. Don’t believe me, look at this photo. I want to rush back and get another one it was that good. Bill from Red Rock Foods describes this coffee shop as “spectacular” and “one of the nicest, if not the nicest, prettiest shops around.” I agree, the interesting fabric design on the ceiling to the huge round bar in the middle make this a beautiful place to enjoy an espresso. Check out this beautiful espresso machine. Four group La Marzocco G/B-5 EE in a orange color. Read Bill’s description here and here. I ordered a macchiato and a mocha with my sandwich. One of the girls behind the counter didn’t know what a macchiato was, and the other briefly explained how to make it. I think the result was average. You can see what happened to the “mark” of milk here. It just wasn’t right but I’ll try another the next time I visit. The espresso underneath was surprisingly adequate. I need to go back and get a straight up shot of espresso to really get a taste for what is going on. I have heard from others that one of the barista has competed at the national level, and assume I just came on the wrong day. Macchiato. Ground Control has a lot going for them including some great partners so I’m sure the macchiato will be better next time. Mocha. Very good. Size comparison. Neat fish tank. Sweet seating area, with comfortable chairs. Ground Control 14140 W. Indian School Suite B1 Goodyear, AZ 85395 Phone: (623) 935-2604 It was a little bit difficult to find the first time. Take I-10 West all the way to Litchfield Park and go north. Then you’ll find Ground Control on the Northwest corner of Litchfield and Indian School Rd.