Monday, April 01, 2019

Peixoto Coffee Roasters



Subject: Peixoto Coffee Roasters
Location: Chandler, AZ
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

With a strong push towards improving the profit due to the coffee farmer, there has been a number of approaches concocted to better accomplish sustainable living wages for the very folks making coffee a reality. Practices like 'Direct Trade' and 'Relationship Coffees' have (partly) given rise to roasters and importers making stronger ties with farmers and the regions from where they import, thus not only establishing better prices, but a better model for return business.

Yet of all the existing practices, family trade transcends it all.

Rare amidst the US coffee scene are coffee roasters that not only have familial roots in coffee-growing regions, but also an active coffee farm passed down through several generations. Peixoto Coffee Roasters in Chandler are indeed one of the few specialty coffee operations that can boast having family at both ends of the process. Located downtown on W Boston Street, Peixoto resides in a red adobe building with giant windows. Inside, the black walls offset the bright sun and red brick throughout the voluminous space.

As for coffee, they offer beans from their family farm as well as a few other farms sourced to balance their offerings. I ordered up an espresso of Aguila, a single origin Brazilian coffee not produced on the Peixoto farm, as well as a pour over of a single origin Ethiopian. The espresso pulled to a medium volume with brown crema, smacked of sherry, chocolate nibs and a touch of quality balsamic, proving really round and bright with lots of subtle punches. The pourover was also met with accolades, throwing down super sweet notes of blueberry, apple, frosted wheat, caramel, snickerdoodles, cream and oats.

Needless to say, I was delighted with my experience and would love to now live closer to Chandler. If you happen to be anywhere near Phoenix, do yourself a kindness and definitely check out Peixoto Coffee Roasters. 



These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!

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