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.