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Cartel | Scottsdale – Phoenix, AZ

on July 25 | in Coffee & Cafe Reviews, Phoenix | by | with No Comments

Coffee: 75%

Service: 85%

Vibe: 85%

Summary:

 

 

81.7%

They have a few locations in Phoenix and the one I went into is Old Town Scottsdale.   The neighborhood here has changed from a decade ago and there are quite a few more higher end independent storeowners offering a better selection of goods and food. Cartel is no exception, they are a nicely done relaxed coffee shop that offers some of the best tasting and balanced coffee in Phoenix.   While the offerings of that week were more Asian and Central American focused, (No African) they were well roasted and brought out the attendant taste elements of those regions and beans.   Their baristas were well verses and themselves coffee aficionados which made talking about the coffee scene in Phoenix easy and informative for me as a visitor. Thanks to them I heard about Provision Coffee in Chandler. You know people are into the spirit of coffee when they freely share.   I had a very good time there and count this a sure bet for Phoenix.

 

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