Press Coffee. (Photo by Bruce Andersen, AZ Big Media)
Press Coffee opens new flagship location
Locally-owned Press Coffee opened its new flagship location, The Roastery, located at 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard in Phoenix. The Roastery is the company’s new retail and coffee-roasting hub, offering plenty of space for patrons to eat, drink, shop and learn about coffee. Aside from the enormous roasters in the back and an upstairs mezzanine for Coffee 101 classes, the shop also offers an array of locally-sourced beer, wine, cocktails and snacks.
Co-owners Steve Kraus, Jason Kyle and Alex Mason describe the new roastery as an ongoing commitment from Press to be Arizona’s own local coffee roaster. Kraus opened the first Press Coffee in North Phoenix in 2008 and Kyle and Mason are both born-and-raised Arizona natives.
Said Kraus, “We are excited about the future of this iconic building. We wanted to go beyond just a production facility and create a space that allows us to share our love for coffee with the community.”
The Construction Zone, LTD served as the general contractor, architect and designer. The modern design of the flagship roastery showcases and educates the public about specialty coffee with viewing areas of the roasting rooms and space for Press’ Coffee 101 tastings.
“This facility allows us to open our doors to the public and share our passion for roasting amazing coffees from around the world,” said Kyle. “We’re also thrilled to help put Arizona on the specialty coffee national map.”
Press has been Arizona’s own local coffee roaster since 2008. It has seven Valley locations in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix and Chandler. Visit Press Coffee online at presscoffee.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @presscoffee.