The Press Coffee empire is expanding its passion for community and quality java with a new flagship roasting facility and café, set to open in Phoenix on July 19.
The 5,600 square-foot, two-level roastery will allow coffee connoisseurs to get a glimpse of the roasting process while noshing on new menu items. The second level space will accommodate more than 30 people for private events and coffee classes helmed by Press experts. Every Saturday, these classes are hosted at one of four Press locations – Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale Waterfront, Chandler and the new Roastery. These interactive lessons allow attendees to learn about how coffee beans are grown and roasted, what farms Press collaborates with and how coffee is tested for taste. Press hopes to expand the coffee curriculum to include a more in-depth look at brew methods, how the soil affects the flavor of the beans and more.
Press believes a good cup of coffee starts with the best quality bean. Thus, the local coffee chain has strong relationships with farmers in Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Guatemala. Not unlike the wine-making process, the soil and plant that produce the coffee beans affects the outcome of the cup of coffee. Once Press receives the raw beans from the farms, they’re hand-roasted at the Phoenix facility.
“We are thrilled to welcome the community into our new flagship location,” says Steve Kraus, co-owner of Press Coffee. “The Roastery allows us to share with the public our love for coffee and how we make it. We hope this iconic building and our passion for the seed-to-cup process will be something Arizona can be proud of for years to come.”
In addition to the coffee and espresso beverages on the current menu, guests can enjoy beer, wine and limited liquor at the new Roastery. Try the adult cold brew shaker with peanut butter whiskey for an elevated buzz. The food menu got a facelift at all seven Press locations, with additions like the Southwest green chili pork burrito and turkey, apple and brie sandwich. The Roastery is the only Press location serving alcohol, so it will include a more robust food menu boasting hearty bites like a meat and cheese board.
To celebrate the grand opening, Press Coffee will sell $1 drip coffees from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21. All proceeds will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
10443 N. 32nd St., Phoenix