Looking for an amazing cup of coffee in the Phoenix area? Check out our top picks, and let us know your fave java refuel spot in the comments below.
What: From seed to cup, specialty coffee is a story involving many people. Cartel's purpose is to invite as many as possible to participate in and learn about this ever-growing narrative. It's also a great place to get your homework done!
Where: five Valley locations, find one near you on the Cartel website
Try: a home subscription to get fresh coffee delivered right to your door
What: Fair Trade Cafe started with a dream, to bring direct and fair trade, organic coffee to Downtown Phoenix. Their motto is "Coffee with a Conscience."
Where: 1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Try: a fresh-baked pastry with your specialty coffee in the art inspired cafe
What: Peixoto serves exceptional single-origin coffees, sourced via a direct relationship between the farmer and importer. They retain the Peixoto family legacy from their coffee farm in Brazil, offering true "crop to cup."
Where: 11 West Boston Street, Chandler AZ, 85225
Try: the Cafe Cortado or one of their special offerings each season
What: Press roasts their coffee in small batches to ensure the highest quality and consistency. The beans are meticulously sourced by importers that specialize in cultivating meaningful relationships with growers.
Where: eight Valley locations, check website for one near you
Try: a pour-over coffee with friends while you pretend to get your work done
Where: 3000 E Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Try: The Parker Burrito with a fresh brewed cup of coffee
What: A refuge from the everyday, The Refuge Café provides funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the Valley. Inside, you’ll find hand-crafted art made by refugees from around the world. They are also a wine bar, offering happy hour drink specials daily.
Where: 4727 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013 + Sky Harbor Airport
Try: Toddy Style Iced Coffee or a Frozen Mocha
MOBILE COFFEE TRUCKS
What: A small coffee business founded by a big hearted family that believes in over the top service to simply deliver quality locally roasted coffee.
Try: a latte while you visit the Phoenix Public Market
What: Mobile Espresso Bar Built on a Vintage Italian Vespacar
Try: an espresso while you peruse the plants at The Pueblo on a Saturday
FARMER'S MARKET COFFEE
What: a nitro-powered keg and tap system on a fleet of bicycle-driven carts bring the coffee to the people, serving specialty hot drip and cold-brew drinks in their most basic forms
Try: a nitro coffee as you buy your veggies at the farmer's market
What: Mama’s Cold Brew is a Phoenix-based iced coffee business that provides high quality cold brewed organic iced coffee paired with homemade organic creamers.
Try: a mason jar of cold brew with pumpkin spice organic creamer
ROAD TRIP COFFEE SHOPS
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