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…

Honey Hive Farms: All Things Honey + Recipes!

Passport is a proud seller of Honey Hive Farms local Arizona honey! Not only is local honey responsibly sourced, it is also the best quality you can get. Fresh honey from plants unique to Arizona, such as orange blossom and wild mesquite, is incredibly more tasty, complex, and healthier than the typical grocery store alternative….

Iced Coffees, Teas, & Recipes

Even in the heat of summer, we like to sip on our iced coffee and tea drinks. The temperature can certainly be seen rising around here, but that hasn’t stopped our caffeine consumption! To survive the summer heat, we have a few tricks up our sleeve: keep reading to peep a few of our time-tested…

Summertime Highlights

As spring transitions into summer, it is a great time to try a new coffee or tea for iced drinks. Or hot drinks (we don’t judge!). Whatever your preference, we’ve included descriptions of 3 coffees and teas that we personally recommend for summer. To learn more about tasting and cupping notes, click the link on…

Spring Cleaning!

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, we’re adding ice to our coffee…spring is officially here! People often take this time of year to re-organize and tidy up the house, but this also applies to your coffee/tea brewers, machines, grinders, and dispensers! Whether you are working with commercial equipment or brewing from your own home,…

April Coffee and Tea Specials

Teas This month, we want to highlight some of our unique teas! Our wide variety of teas can sometimes be overwhelming to customers and they find themselves reaching for the same kind time and time again. Though your go-to tea flavor may be tried and true, it is never too  late to try something new!…

March Coffee and Tea Specials

The breezes are cooler, the flowers are blooming, and St. Patrick’s day decor is sprinkled everywhere…it must be March already! Our team has picked out their favorite tea and coffee recommendations for the month. Whether you are entertaining for St. Patty’s Day or looking to switch up your usual order, these flavors and blends will…

Back to Tradition: A Tea Refresher Course

Tea comes in all kinds of varieties. Black, green, yellow, and white teas are all made from the same variety of tea plant, called Camellia sinesis. After the leaves are harvested, they are withered and processed. CTC (cut, tear, curl) and Orthodox are the two types of processing.  The Orthodox processing method rolls out the…

Tea Brewing Guides

Brewing tea from home is an excellent way to start your morning or end a long day. There are several methods of brewing teas, but keeping in mind the type of tea you are using is key. Each type of tea (black, green, white, tisane (herbal/fruit), oolong) has different requirements to produce the best tasting…

Coffee Brewing Guides

Here are all of our at-home coffee brewing guides for the best quality coffee. Everything starts with the right coffee. Note- when ordering ground coffee on our website, select the following grind depending on what brewing method you use: Auto-Drip (medium fine) French Press (coarse) Espresso (fine) Pour Over Tools pour-over brewing device 2# paper…

Coffee Facts to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner Small-talk.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! We will all be reflecting on family, friends, and the things we are grateful for in our own lives. You may be familiar with the first Thanksgiving story- but have you heard of the story about how coffee became popularized in the U.S.? Read on if you want to…