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Local Food Blog Review: Arizona Coffee

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The site: www.arizona-coffee.com

The gist: Arizona Coffee has been around since 2005 and claims to be the most popular website about coffee in Arizona. Its blog is updated very frequently and features the latest coffee news in the Valley, from coffeeshop openings, to interviews, to reviews. Judging by the abundance of comments on the story, web designer and host Chris Tingom is doing an excellent job at interacting with users and maintaining the site.

The design: The blog is simple and straightforward and features plenty of pictures to illustrate the posts and give readers a good idea of what the Valley has to offer coffee-wise. There are also links to local roasters, a forum for discussing coffee and a place to post or find jobs in coffee houses, so you can finally fulfill your barista dreams.

The verdict: If it's coffee-related in Arizona, it's probably been covered by arizona-coffee.com. It has all the coffee news you need to know, but it also offers a very personal voice and encourages discussion and debate. It's clear Tingom has a passion for coffee, and from the relatability of the posts, he'd probably be up for having a cup with any reader.

Bonus fact: A recent post shows readers how many Valley coffee shops and coffee lovers are on Twitter, so now you can follow everyone local with a java fix.

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