January 22, 2013

Cartel Coffee Lab Tempe

Cartel Coffee Lab is one of my those local coffee shops that I go back and forth with. Since all of the Cartel locations (there are four) are a bit out of my way, I usually find myself stopping by other local coffee shops more frequently. However, I do have a fondness for Cartel in my heart and always enjoy stopping in there for a hot coffee and delicious treat (locally made by my friend Tyler at their downtown Phoenix location!).
Scott and I are big fans of their pour-overs, and usually get those when we go there. If you're unfamiliar with the pour-over method, you can learn a little about it here.
Not too long ago Cartel added a bar/micro brewery to their setup, as well as a much needed extra sitting space. When these photos were taken a few weeks ago, Cartel only consisted of two rooms, but when I went in there just a few hours ago to meet up with Mandy, they had knocked down a wall and added yet another sitting space (where the old comic store used to be if you're familiar with the area). Over the four plus years that Scott and I have been going to Cartel the progress that we've seen the shop make is amazing, and I feel so blessed to have such a unique coffee shop like Cartel in our area!

Also, I'm still in awe of the January issue of Emma Magazine. I feel truly honored to be featured in this month's issue, and can't wait to finally get my hands on a hardcopy! Have you checked out this months issue yet?


  1. There really is nothing like a cup of hot black coffee. Love your blog, keep it up!


  2. You are absolutely stunning in the photos. Like jump off the page--holy smokes--good looking.

    And you've sparked my interest on the pour-over method. I've heard of it, but is it really better?

  3. Love this place!! I visit every time I'm in Az!! I enjoy the cappuccino and shortbread! Great post and delicious coffee ;)