Terry writes:

I was at the Jamaican Blue last night and heard they are closing for good on May 1st 2008.

I am looking for a place I can go to late nights – 11PM or later in the east valley/south Scottsdale area.

Wanted to check out Contraband but cannot find an address. On Ash in Tempe south of University.

I phoned Jamaican Blue and the phone number was disconnected.

Arizona Coffee

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  1. Melissa

    Wow. I have not been there in years, but I spent many, many nights there when I was a youngin’. It’s got to be one of the oldest coffee shops in the Valley. I think it opened around 1993 or so.

  2. Austin

    On the south west corner of McClintock and Southern xtreme bean is open until 11 and 24 hrs on weekends.

  3. Jen Melozky

    Why? How come? Who’s got an explanation? I don’t get it… Are we going to be witnesses of the extinction of ALL the best independent coffee houses in town? Come on PEOPLE! Let’s support LOCAL non-chain Coffee Houses!
    I try to vary my visits between INZA, Lux, Next, Jamaican, MamaJava and The Village; depending on the area where I’m at…
    I will hate to see those places close! Come on!!

    I have put my two cents…
    And YES! I am frustrated! Sorry!

  4. lisa

    If you’re looking for a better alternative out there try the Village Coffee Roastery on Hayden and Via De Ventura.

  5. AP

    Contraband? You mean Cartel right?