Cartel Coffee Lab

7124 E. 5th Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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  • Sun-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm
  • $
  • Snack Food
  • Street Parking
If you live in Phoenix and haven’t heard of Cartel Coffee Lab, you’ve probably been living under a Starbucks-shaped rock. Or maybe you just don’t drink java. This local coffee roaster is the best known in the café scene, and chances are you’ve sipped their coffee somewhere around town without realizing it, like Jobot Coffee Shop, which brews its own custom roast. But true fans go straight to the source – one of Cartel Coffee Lab’s four locations in Tempe, Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, and Tucson – to get their fix of Black Market Espresso. Cartel sources its four-bean blend from a single high-elevation farm in the Sul de Mina region of Brazil, where it goes through a natural pulping process on-site before leaving for its final destination, your cup. Once Cartel gets its hands on the green beans, they’re roasted to create a bold-flavored coffee with citrus and chocolate notes and a dash of sweetness.

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  • Cartel Coffee Is Giving Away Free Coffee On Thursday, September 29
    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 9 a.m. by Teresa Traverse

    No, that headline is not too good to be true: On Thursday, September 29, Cartel will be giving away your choice of one free large cold brew or large hot drip coffee to customers who come in on National Coffee Day and register their ...

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    Friday, August 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. by Teresa Traverse

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    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. by Sara Weber

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  • Cartel Coffee Lab Gets National Attention in New Square Ad
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6 a.m. by Heather Hoch

    Maybe one of the first times we were ever exposed to the Square P.O.S. system was at Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe. This was before the Scottsdale or downtown Phoenix locations of the coffee shop ever existed and our signature on the i...

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