Coffee Rush's plain house blend is good, but its menu brims with such decadent flavors that anyone with a sweet tooth would be hard-pressed to just "plain Jane" it here -- caramel macchiatos, coconut mochas, tiramisu mochas, and caramel nut lattes beckon the caffeine consumer beyond just black coffee. It's a dive worth taking even for dieters, because most of Coffee Rush's flavorful brews are available in sugar-free versions.
We ordered a cherry mocha at the Chandler location. Coffee Rush has a location in Gilbert, too, but we're partial to Chandler because of its "lake side" patio. And we're especially partial to their cherry mocha now.
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Coffee Rush's Cherry Mocha
(multiple locations, including SE corner of Dobson & Ray in Chandler)
This wicked delight is part energizing coffee, part rich dessert. Starting with a shot of Coffee Rush's house blend espresso, baristas add a big shot of cherry syrup, a generous portion of half and half creamer, and homemade whipped cream to make the concoction compete. Available hot or iced, the cherry mocha is definitely a drink for chocolate lovers (the cherry flavor is more subtle). There's a significant energy boost from the caffeine and sugar, too, but this is really more a coffee for flavor.