Don’t let the fact that the new Press Coffee is located inside an apartment complex fool you. This is a stand-alone coffee shop with its own entrance and parking.

And, they’re located directly on Rio Salado Parkway, across the street from the Tempe Center for the Arts.

I had a chance this week to visit and check out the new location and captured some video, as well as took some pictures. Of course, I also had a cappuccino which was absolutely fantastic.

Press Coffee roasts all of their own coffee at their roastery in Phoenix. The company now has three locations, plus a roastery. Their flagship store in Scottsdale Quarter is very popular.

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The new location has lots of comfortable seating, a big community table, and a nice big north facing patio that would be great during the winter.

There are lots of fun details, including some cool clocks, real plants, and wood, fabric, and metal textures.

One awesome side benefit to their new location is that it’s quiet! Compared to several other coffee shops in Tempe, it isn’t overrun with people yet! So, run down now while they’re new and you’ll have tons of space to roam!

When you arrive at the apartment complex, park at the very front center, as that’s where they are located.

I mentioned the community table, but you really must see it! It’s a perfect place to cozy up with a cappuccino (or a mocha) and get some work done on your laptop. The table is big, square, and metal. It’s big enough that 8 or 10 people could comfortably sit around it.

Natural earth tones, complimented with a bright blue wall make up the color palette. The blue is from the SkyWater Apartment color theme. One of those earthtones is the awesome woodwork on the front of the bar. Love the nice thin slats of multi-toned wood. Adds a nice effect that seems a bit more refined than what most shops do.

They’ve got a bright blue Synesso espresso machine. It’s a new one from the Synesso Factory that Press Coffee also used in their Superbowl pop up location recently.

They’ve got a couple of comfortable lounge chairs, and a big couch. Along the blue wall are tables and chairs with comfortable fabric seats. Something you don’t see that often in a coffee shop.

Press Coffee also serves tea, baked goods, and a few other food options. They have a full line of coffee beans for sale, including my personal favorite, their Ethiopian Yergacheffe.

Getting there

Press Coffee is located on Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, AZ. If you know where the Tempe Center for the Arts building is, then look across the street and you’ll see the SkyWater¬†Apartments where Press Coffee can be found. Parking is free and there’s lots of it.

Press Coffee at SkyWater Apartments
601 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Twitter: @presscoffee

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