Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Xanadu Coffee Company

Subject: Xanadu Coffee Co.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

While I have been to Phoenix a few times, I feel that I have only seen small chunks of the area. To that end, each visit I try to scope out new spots to frequent, especially those of the coffee persuasion.

On my most recent visit, I found myself on the steps of Xanadu. Neither an ancient Asian city or roller disco, Xanadu is a coffee shop and roaster located in a cozy grey building in downtown Phoenix. With a gorgeous mural on the side, the decorous beauty continues inside with a shop full of bright nuance, plenty of seating and a creative layout. 

As for coffee that day, I ordered up an espresso of a single origin Colombia and a drip of a Peruvian coffee. The espresso, pulled short/medium with light brown crema, smacked of lemon, chocolate, cream, pie crust and romaine, proving delicious and refreshing. The drip coffee also produced fireworks, with bright notes of nougat, strawberry, vanilla, milk chocolate and Italian bread. 

After spending some time enjoying my beverages, I had to depart and get back on the road. Thus while I try to find new stops whenever I'm in town, I am sure my path will bring me back soon to Xanadu. 

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