Today marks a special occasion, this site is turning 5 years old! It’s been quite an adventure. I’ve met many wonderful people through this site, and had so many awesome drinks from so many awesome baristas I can’t count them all.


Photo by Rev Dan Catt on Flickr.

The funny thing about this is that when I first launched Arizona Coffee, on this day in 2005, I didn’t really know much about coffee. I just really loved getting out of the house and going to new coffee shops. The site served mostly as a list of coffee shops that provided free wireless internet… because 5 years ago, it was still a rare luxury. So I made this site as a list of good coffee shops with free wireless internet.

Then, after about a year it all started coming together, and over the years I’ve developed quite a palette and taste for coffee… now I drink almost exclusively cappuccinos (but it depends on what shop I’m at, sometimes if I know a particular shop doesn’t make ’em good, I’ll get something safe).

A big shout out to all of my wonderful sponsors — past and present — for helping to make this web site possible. It gives me the opportunity to try coffee, and hopefully share with you, my readers, where to get the best coffee.

Arizona Coffee

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9 comments

  1. Congratulations. This blog has been an incredible way to get the truth about coffee from the consumer’s point of view. Looking forward to many many years.

  2. Happy 5th Birthday! Appreciate your well-maintained site, and have recommended several this way since I discovered Arizona Coffee about a year ago!

  3. Pierce/Bear

    Arizona Coffee has indeed grown quite a bit since I started logging on ca. 2007 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday!!! And many more years to come! Thanks for your continued support for the specialty coffee shops here in Arizona!

  5. Nice, but coffee cake would be a better choice.

  6. Dudes. I will host an informal gathering with 4 peaks kegger and I will guarantee we will forget the cake by the end of the night. Is anybody game?

  7. jim thompson

    Congratulations!!! Dutch Bros Coffee loves to read your comments and appreciate the mentions….good luck with the next 5 years

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris !!!

    Keep up the great work!

    THANKS for doing what you do.

    dave- The Roastery of Cave Creek. Roc2