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Cartel Coffee Lab

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    February 28, 2014

    La Santisima vs. Cartel Coffee Lab: Horchata Battle

    Horchata is nothing new. It helps us take down those spicy dishes and top off a wet burrito. Made of milk, rice, cinnamon and sometimes almonds, horchata is a staple ion Mexican beverage menus, but can sometimes be too watery, too cinnamon-y, or too milky. But when it's executed perfectly, it is a ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Bite Magazine Will Launch First Print Edition Tomorrow at Devoured

    Here's something else to keep your eye out for this weekend at the Devoured Food Wine Classic: the first print edition of Bite magazine. Bite launched in February 2013 as an online-only publication. But now publishers Michelle Jacoby and Mark Lipczynski have brought the magazine off the screen an ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Chestnut Fine Foods and Provisions in Phoenix: Pretty Décor, Ugly Latte Art

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    New Coffee and Beer House (with Food from Payton Curry) Coming to Old Town Scottsdale

    Coffee and craft beer fans looking for a new hangout in Old Town Scottsdale will get their wish next month. Located at 3617 North Goldwater Road, in the new Creative Center of Scottsdale (along the western side of Scottsdale Road just north of Osborn Road), Sip Coffee & Beer House, courtesy of Trav ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    October 25, 2013

    8 Best Coffee Houses in Metro Phoenix

    Coffee: Elixir of the gods -- or at least the sleep deprived. Here in the Valley there are plenty of places to get a fix of fresh-brewed coffee. But if you're looking for a particularly satisfying jolt of caffeine we've narrowed down the options in this year's Best of Phoenix® edition. Here are t ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Two Cooking Reality Show Contestants Teaming Up for Pop-Up Event at Cartel Coffee Lab in Phoenix

    What happens to cooking reality show contestants after the spotlight fades? If you're David Martinez, who was on the third season of Fox's MasterChef in 2012, and Tyler Burke, who competed on Food Network's Iron Chef America in 2009 as a culinary school student, you team up for a pop-up event. At ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Latte Art Throwdown July 18 at Press Coffee Roasters

    New Time ArchiveJust an example of the many different ways to create latte art. Are your artistic tools foam and espresso rather than paint and brush? Listen up. Press Coffee Roasters and Cartel Coffee Lab are teaming up to host a latte art competition.

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    April 28, 2013

    Playboy Manbaby CD Release Party - Cartel Coffee Lab - 4/27/2013

    Playboy Manbaby CD release partyCartel Coffee Lab, TempeApril 27, 2013 I get weirded out when large crowds share unbridled enthusiasm. I chalk it up to either "rugged individualism" or "special snowflake syndrome," depending on how positively or negatively I want to look at myself. This makes me a ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab to Release First Craft Beer & Open Microbrewery -- Plus, "Crazy Hour"

    After waiting nearly a year for its federal microbrewery license, Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe can now brew suds right along with its top-notch coffee. See also: Tempe's Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery Opening Gilbert Spinoff (With Eats) in February Appropriately enough, Cartel's new craft beer select ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Alt Rockers The Technicolors Go Big

    Phoenix rock 'n' rollers The Technicolors are into big things: Big guitars. Big drums. Big vocals. Big hair. Big sound. It's only appropriate then that they would record their debut album Listener at Studio At The Farm. The recording house, tucked away on three- acres of farmland in nearby Gilbert ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    April 25, 2012

    Lee del Real's Perfect Food Day

    Lee del Real grew up in Arcadia near Camelback Mountain. This probably explains her deep love of hiking and "all sorts of outdoor things" -- canoeing, camping, skiing and "just exploring this beautiful state." She's also a forager and has picked wild raspberries on the Mogollian Rim. She's a r ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    400 Jobs Ready to Be Filled at New Sky Harbor Restaurants

    Talk about job creation on the fly. Four-hundred positions are in need of filling as the cache of new restaurants inside Terminal 4 in Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport prepare to open. HMSHost, the international airport restaurateur in charge of the food program, will open more than 15 new eateries thro ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Ten Favorite Coffee Shops in Phoenix

    10. Nami We know it's the new kid on the block, but even though Nami's known for its pastries and signature tsoynamis, we're big fans of the coffee. The ambiance of this bright, modern coffee and dessert shop is also a bonus. The pour over coffee with soy and agave sweetener is a hot cup of happine ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Cartel Coffee's Scottsdale Location is Now Complete with Beer and Wine and Desserts

    ​Here's a late Christmas gift: I just found out that the newest Cartel Coffee Lab -- the one in Scottsdale on 5th Ave -- starting serving beer and wine last month.  This is kinda of a big deal because now we can all start off with a delicious cup of Cartel's locally roasted co ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Giving Back: A Donation to the Association of Arizona Food Banks

    ​Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star idea ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    For the Local Beer Lover: Four Peaks Gift Card

    ​Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star idea ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    For the Culinary-Minded Traveler: An Escape to Aravaipa Farms

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Locally Made Goodies All in One Place at Phoestivus Market

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    For the Chocoholic: A Chocolate Affair Class at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    For the Festival Foodie: 2012 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Pre-Sale Special (Limited Time Offer!)

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    For the Coffee Connoisseur: Roasters Choice Coffee Subscription from Cartel Coffee Lab

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Three Creative Gifts for the Phoenix Geek

    ​I'm not big on the holiday season, and neither is anyone who has to buy presents for me. Like any good geek, I'm an early adopter. Those go-to gift ideas? I've already bought them for myself. I've had the Kindle Fire on pre-order for months and I just tore myself away from hour 17 of the Lor ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Is Cartel Coffee Lab Getting Ready to Brew Beer?

    ​It looks like the folks behind Cartel Coffee Lab are brewing up a little something different -- beer.  Ever since the popular Tempe location took over the adjacent space, the rumors having been flying about what exactly they are going to do with the extra square footage. We have heard ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Cartel Coffee Lab Scottsdale Grand Opening Party Tomorrow and Ghirardelli Brownies in Today's Eater's Digest

    gingerbreadbagels.com Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Coffee Party! We broke the bad news last week -- Old Town Scottsdale's Sola Coffee Bar had called it a day, turned off the espresso machines,  shut their doors -- for good. Then ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Cartel Coffee Lessons and Grilled Halibut in Today's Eater's Digest

    Chris Rochelle​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Coffee SchoolIt's not too late to sign up for Cartel Coffee Lab's "Seed to Cup" series.  The three-day series starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. with Cartel owner Jason Siberschlag and barista Seth ... More >>

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    May 29, 2011

    Twin Peaks and Pie: Mondays this Summer at Cartel

    ​To beat the summer heat, Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe will be working their way through the entire Twin Peaks series.  Each Monday night from 7-10 pm, the badass baristas at Cartel will play a couple of episodes.  ​For the event, Cartel brings in fresh pies from their do ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Barrio Cafe, La Grande Orange, Cowboy Ciao and Cartel Coffee Coming to Sky Harbor

    WFairchild via Flickr You'll soon be able to grab Cartel's coffee on the "fly."​Earlier this week, we blogged about the upcoming restaurant changes at Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal 4. Deliberations were underway for the initial restaurant "Master Concessionaire" recommendation ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Tonight: Open Source Project Coffee Shop's Grand Opening

    ​Great minds think alike. With Cartel Coffee Lab one of the only non-chain coffee shops left in Tempe, the past year has seen an explosion of new, artsy coffeehouses in the ASU area. The most recent is Ryan Gentry and Michael Witham's Open Source Project, scheduled for a grand opening at 8 p.m. th ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Five Favorite Coffee Houses in Metro Phoenix

    ​I remember the very first coffee house in Phoenix. OK, maybe it wasn't the first. I'm sure it wasn't the first. But it was my first. It was 1991(ish) and I'd just moved home to the Valley -- and no one around here was into coffee. Yet. It would be years before Starbucks arrived, but one da ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Sola Coffee Bar's Agave Latte

    Sola Coffee Bar's agave latte​Sola is a hip little coffee bar in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, and it offers a nice reprieve from daytime window shopping. Outside, retirees ogle eagle and horse sculptures while BMWs jockey for parking spaces with Mustangs. But inside Sola, people inhale the sc ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Cartel's Cookies Make the Holidays Sweeter

    ​Oh, the power of suggestion.Waiting in line for a latte at downtown's Cartel Coffee Lab, giant, mouthwatering cookies were literally in the spotlight, with a helpful note that read, "Our mom says it's okay to eat cookies for breakfast." Thanks for enabling me, people.Right next to the cash r ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Latte Throwdown Coming to Lola Coffee

    ​Sometimes the simplest things can make a big difference in your day, like the care your barista puts into swirling espresso and foamy milk into an intricate design that brings a smile to your face. It's art that's more ephemeral than a Buddhist mandala, around for a matter of seconds un ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Fall Forward

    Satisfy your arts jones in Tempe

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    September 3, 2010

    This Week In Chow Bella:

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: 6 Dining Tips for ASU Downtown Students Heart Attack Grill's Quadruple Bypass ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Caffiend: Conspire's Molotov Mocho

    E. Groves​Indie coffee shop/hipster gathering place Conspire (also known as The Coffee Conspiracy) is one of those places you go when you're not in a big hurry to get your coffee. Conspire tends to be frequented by regulars and people from the neighborhood, and its not unusual for the baristas her ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Narrative Essays

    Local photog captures Valley artists on film

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    April 6, 2010

    Cartel Coffee Lab: No French Roasts Harmed in Fire

    Cartel goers posted photos of the Big Red fire, which were followed by an official Cartel response. ​ Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe was temporarily evacuated when its coffee roaster, aka Big Red, overheated and caught on fire around noon. Owner Jason Silberschlag says the small fire caused no damage ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    April 6 In Blogs: Mary Rose Wilcox, Bikini Lounge, Cartel Coffee Lab, and Phoenix PD

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Geraldo Rivera Features Joe Arpaio, Mary Rose Wilcox and Marshmallow-Mouthed Bigot Russel ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Cartel's Grand Opening Party, Crack Pie and The Wafflizer in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Tonight is the grand opening celebration of Cartel Coffee Lab's second shop located at 1 N. 1st Street in Downtown Phoenix. Head on down between 5 and 9 for free food, music and a raffle. At Momofuku in New Yo ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    February 2 In Blogs: ICE, You Hang Up, Cartel Coffee, and McCain

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio and ICE's Joint Victim: Maria del Carmen Garcia-Martinez, and Why ICE Should N ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    5 Ways to Know Your Coffee Shop Doesn't Suck

    Cartel Coffee Lab does not suck. ​Consider this a shout-out to all the caffeine-fueled, hard-working Americans out there who can't get the day started without a cup of joe. We feel your adrenal-shot addiction and offer up this advice: Life is much too short to drink bad coffee. How does one ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Cartel Coffee is Expanding to Downtown Phoenix

    ​It's a coffee Renaissance in downtown. Just got the lowdown from the guys at Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab that they're opening a second location in the heart of Downtown, at 1st Street and Washington (right across the street from the new CityScape development). The timing is hazy, bec ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Caffiend: Conspire's Chai Latte

    So what, exactly, is the "Coffee Conspiracy" at Conspire coffee house in downtown Phoenix? We can let you in on one thing -- this offbeat mom-and-pop shop uses the house blend of Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab for its brews, so CenPho folks can enjoy Cartel's heady roast blends without having to drive to ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella:

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Caffiend: Cartel Coffee Lab's Iced Toddy Open Casting in PHX for Next Food Net ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Caffiend: Cartel Coffee Lab's Iced Toddy

    Cartel Coffee Lab sits in a cozy little cove behind East Side Records in Tempe, and the ambiance of the place is half the fun. Comfy couches, second-hand art tables, and black and white drawings adorn the walls, along with a plethora of handmade signs that say things like "Hang up your cell phone wh ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    June 22 In Blogs: Shawna Forde, Rose Johnson, Devastation, Cartel Coffee Lab, and Angels & Outlaws

    In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard:Shawna Forde, Alleged Kid Killer, Extremist, Phoenix Tea Party Attendee, and Ghost of Tea Par ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Bounty Hunter: Trolling for holiday booty in Tempe

    By Wynter HoldenWe're down to the wire now, kids. Yes, there's just 6 more shopping days left until Christmas, and if you're shopping for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts, you're similarly screwed. Hopefully, you've already bought your niece or nephew the "It" toy they've been coveting and purchased your ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Phoenix Phoodies: Jason Silberschlag of Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab Serves a Winning Cup of Coffee

      College towns and coffee joints go together like peanut butter and jelly. This is good news for Jason and Amy Silberschlag, founders of Cartel Coffee Lab, whose Tempe-based roaster and coffee bar is mere meters from Mill Avenue. Open less than a year, they've earned legions of adoring fans, both ... More >>

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