Here's a deep dark question: what's your favorite coffee shop in Arizona? I'm not asking in order to get you to reveal your true nature - I already know who you are. Joyce and I are planning a tour or Arizona coffee shops and we want to make sure we visit your favorites. Maybe we'll see you there!
For a coffee shop to make the cut, I think it's important that they're really good at one thing at least - coffee, for example. Some can do pastries and dessert very well too - some breakfast and lunch. Some provide great spaces to work or gather. Some are aesthetic or even beautiful. Some are funky - some wild. Would you email us your favorites? And, please tell what makes each one special to you.
Joyce and I are always on the lookout for great resort coffee - a place to relax and celebrate - to feel successful. Recently, we landed on the patio at L'Auberge
, a rustic, old-style resort overlooking Oak Creek in uptown Sedona. The coffee was delicious - in white china cups and saucers - and the service was terrific - we're talking mandatory valet parking, no tips allowed. It's hard not to feel grateful and uplifted among the trees, herons and ravens, and the sound of the creek - especially sipping great brew.
On the other hand, it's still the case that, day in and day out, my favorite coffee is the cup I'm sharing with Joyce at a morning or afternoon coffee vacation in our living room. Ahhhh...