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…

Cozy Coffee & Tea Recipes for Fall

As we’ve settled into the fall season, pumpkin spice has found it’s way back into out lives yet again. Pumpkin spice may be the most famous fall flavor, but we feel as though there are other understated flavors that deserve some time in the limelight this season. Sometimes, the smell of warm spices in the…

Fall Coffee Harvest

Fall has finally arrived! Though we are still waiting for cooler weather here in Arizona, several coffee exporting countries are now experiencing the perfect temperatures for coffee growing.tart formatting. Coffee is just like any other crop. During certain months, the fruit is ripe and promises the most flavor. Other times, it is either in the…

Seed to Cup: Coffee’s Harvesting and Processing Journey

According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in London, the world consumed over ten and a half billion kilos of coffee last year alone. With an industry worth billions of dollars, coffee is the most exported product in the world behind crude oil. This week we will be taking a look at the harvesting and…

Summer and Cold Brew

Celebrate Summer with these Cool Recipes  Enjoy the summer by keeping it cool! With summer heat and little relief for a while, what better way to celebrate summer than a mixing up a few fun takes on iced coffees and teas? All you need is some milk, coffee or tea and flavored syrups. We recommend…

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…

St Patty’s Day, Coffee and Tea

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with These Irish Coffee Recipes.  Get in the spirit of the season! Whether you want to listen to a little Irish music or wear green, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than a few of these fun takes on Irish coffee? All you…

Pour Over Coffee Guide

Pour over coffee has been around before the 1900s in Europe. This method of brewing coffee is similar to an automatic drip coffee maker, except the water is manually poured over the coffee grinds. To perfect your pour over cup of coffee you need to have the right filter size. The filter size varies based…

Share the Love with this Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Chai is the Hindi word for tea and it originally defined a mix of spices brewed for health benefits in India. Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns originally made up traditional “Masala chai”, with black tea leaves later added to the mix. Today’s chai mixes combine this spiced tea with sweetener and milk to…

Why You Should Be Drinking Matcha Tea?

“The potent powdered tea is the strongest type of green tea offered and is consumed today for its many believed health benefits.” Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. The green tea plants used for matcha are shade-grown several weeks before harvest. This slows down growth, stimulates an increase in…