The Passport Blog

Coffee Roasters of Arizona is located in Scottsdale – Importers & Roasters Since 1983 Since 1983 our mission has been to search out small farms, promote socially responsible projects, and provide coffees that cross social and economic boundaries. All our coffees are roasted to order and custom blended. Our handcrafted teas are created using full…

Your Favorite Coffee at Home: A Definitive Brewing Guide

There are many ways to make a your perfect cup of coffee from the comfort of your home. If your favorite spot is closed, don’t panic! If you follow this basic brewing guide you can easily enjoy your coffee, whichever way you take it. Hot Coffee: Learning to make your own drink enables you to…

Sustainable Coffee for a Better Future

Since 1983 our mission has been to source sustainable coffees from small farms, promote ethical and ecologically responsible agriculture projects, and to provide coffees that cross social and economic boundaries. These are the three guidelines we apply when searching for the best sustainable coffees around the world. Doing so allows us to aid three major…

How to Perfect Steaming Milk

Here is our list of steps to achieve the perfect pitcher of steamed or frothed milk A thick and velvety crema on a good espresso can make or break your coffee experience. This frothed crema is used to create the iconic finish on cappuccinos and the swirls of latte art. To create perfect steamed froth,…

St Patty’s Day Celebration

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with These Irish Coffee Recipes.  Get in the spirit of the season! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than a few of these fun takes on Irish coffee? All you need is some milk, some coffee, and some flavored syrups. We recommend…

Why You Should Be Drinking Matcha Tea

Exploring Matcha Tea Learn about the tea that has graced the cups of ancient royalty and health gurus alike. Matcha tea is a unique tea for tea lovers and health enthusiasts alike. Originating in China and flourishing in Japan, Matcha tea has been a special tea often consumed during rituals and ceremonies by religious leaders…

Cold Brew

The Rise of Cold Brew Coffee Recently, within the last decade, a brewing method called cold brew coffee has been rising through the ranks of coffee shops across the nation, however its hardly a new method. This brewing style comes once again from the innovators in Japan around the 1600’s and was called “Kyoto-Style” for…

Quick Tea Brewing Guide

The Definitive Brewing Guide: Loose Leaf Tea Brewing the best fresh cup of loose leaf tea is a tradition. We have the definitive guide to help you recreate your favorite tea at home, all you need to start is 10 oz. of fresh cold water:  Tea Type Amount Temp. Time White Tea 2 tsp. 170-180…

Tips for Brewing Green Tea

Tips for Brewing the Best Tasting Green Tea After hearing about all the great benefits of green tea on our earlier post, you might be fully on board. Or maybe there might be one tiny detail holding you back…that bitter flavor you get every time you brew green tea. The first thing you should know…

How to Use a French Press

French Press Brewing Instructions Tools Needed:French Press Brewer (also known as press pot)Freshly roasted ground coffee – medium to course grind depending on your preference.•Use 1 tablespoon of coffee per 4 oz of boiling water. (Amount may be adjusted for taste.)• Filtered water 195-205 degrees.Timer Note : Before starting it is important to take apart…