Awhile back I received an email from Sonja Haller at The Arizona Republic asking me about local coffee shops. She asked me to name the best ones that had free wireless internet, and to give a few names from all over the valley. Thanks to Inza Coffee for emailing me the link to the article. I likely would have missed it. Inza Coffee Location: 8658 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. The Scene: A large, windowed space with a cheery interior and bright-red walls. It’s known for its lattes and latte art – that’s the foam design on the top of the drink. The cafe also offers jazz, folk guitar and the tango as nightly entertainment. The Brew & Chew: The signature coffee is Colombian, but brews from Peru, Argentina and Brazil are available. An organic selection of whole-leaf teas, ciders, chais and imported sodas as well as “frios,” or iced frappe beverages, are available. Cabin Coffee Espresso Location: 6525 W. Happy Valley Road, No. C104, Glendale. The Scene: A cabin-esque interior with a fireplace bordered by cozy leather ottoman chairs. The Brew & Chew: It grinds per shot and uses Rocket Coffee Roasters as the main brew. Latte art is a great touch. The mozzarella sandwich with fresh ingredients, a side salad with vinaigrette dressing, two green olives and a pepperoncini receives high marks. Copper Star Coffee Location: 4220 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix. The Scene: Cute, quaint, hip. This refurbished 1940s gas station is comfortable and bright. The Brew & Chew: Copper Star bakes in-house, so its baked goods, including frosted cupcakes, are fresh and gooey. Locally roasted coffee is considered top-notch. Try the peach latte or the Ghirardelli mocha. Cave Creek Coffee Co. Location: 6033 E. Cave Creek Road. The Scene: A large front porch decorated like an Old West home with rocking chairs. The inside is comfy with large ottoman chairs, and the walls are painted rich, warm colors. The Brew & Chew: Coffee beans are roasted on the premises, and locals rave about the cappuccinos. One reviewer said the Mexican Spiced Mocha is intense and sophisticated. A wine bar is next door. Lux Coffeebar Location 4404 N. Central Ave., No. 1, Phoenix. The Scene: This coffeehouse has white leather furniture and has been called über-trendy, attracting artists. The Brew & Chew: Check out the Dr. Lux, which is a combination of Dr Pepper, espresso shots and whipped cream. Baristas have a talent for latte art and serve a good espresso shot. Mountain View Coffee Co. Location: 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. The Scene: Windows everywhere offer a prime view of the town’s signature fountain. Custom-made paintings of women dancing and drinking coffee adorn the dark-red, purple and black walls. The Brew & Chew: The menu features more than 20 types of coffee and more than 20 specialty drinks. Mountain View loyalists recommend the Bailey’s Blast, made with Irish cream flavoring, hazelnut and whip cream. Fresh pastries are delivered from the coffee shop’s sister bakery in Scottsdale. Soma Cafe Location: 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. The Scene: Upbeat with a big flat-screen television and decorated in classic coffeehouse rich colors and soft lighting. The Brew & Chew: Soma’s partnership with Tully’s, a premium coffeehouse, means the coffee is good, but the real distinction is the healthful food – banana-oat, flaxseed pancakes, homemade granola and grilled salmon on flatbread. The article continues on AZCentral.com.