02 Mar

The Importance of Water

You can’t make great coffee without good water. What makes water good? Well there are actually a couple of things to consider. I won't get too technical here, but I really want you to understand some of the basics that can help you feel empowered to make your best cup each day.

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27 Dec

New Salvadoran Coffee — Carmen

San Diego? Nope. El Salvador. Its ok if you don't get the joke. But that is where in the world this Carmen is—at least, where it is from. Apaneca Ilamatepec, El Salvador to be exact.

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22 Dec

2016 Holiday Hours

Thank you for your support this year! We're proud to be serving the community of coffee lovers here in Arizona and beyond. Safe travels and happy holidays; cheers to a better year to come!

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01 Dec

New Ethiopian Coffee — Kochere

We are big on origin stories at Cartel. We love to know the how, what, why, where, and especially the who of every coffee we carry. Well, how about the ultimate origin story? What about the actual story of coffee itself?

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29 Nov

Cartel Brings Back the Weithaga

Now available in our cafés and online store. We will be featuring coffee from the Weithaga washing station in Kahuro, Kenya for the second year in a row. Again, it is a coffee from many extremely small farms and consists of SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11, an

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