Craft beer is so passe … how about craft coffee?
Café Bebida at 8175 S. Hillside Drive, Goodyear is launching a signature blend of Kona coffee – utilizing beans picked on the owner’s family coffee farm in Hawaii.
Deborah Huyer is taking a hands-on approach to developing the café’s signature Kona coffee blend, the “Cock-a-Doodle-Brew.”
“The beans are hand-picked every day over a course of four-to-six weeks to ensure only perfectly ripened fruit is processed,” a press release crowed. “Commercial growers use mechanical harvesting machines to pick all the coffee cherries at once, so you get a mix of ripeness.”
The beans destined for Goodyear are processed at the Old Hawaiian Coffee Company, using traditional methods (without the use of chlorinated water, added sugar or harsh drying machines).
Check it out at Cafe Bebida, inside Casa Lucero. For more information, see cafebebida.com.
•Not far away is a new music school, Autumn’s Treble Makers, at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 101 (inside Beyond Gymnastics).
The school is the dream-come-true of Autumn Bourg, who has been teaching a variety of music styles.
“After 15 years of experience,” says Bourg, “I am ready to open a music studio in my local community.”
In addition to teaching elementary students to succeed in using their imagination, creation, and exploration from the stage, Bourg would like to see her studio grow into a community center and a safe haven for the entire neighboring areas. “Autumn’s Treble Makers has always been a place where we become like a family, friendships are born, and the students learn to work as a team,” says Bourg, “plus, when the students are working on their creativity and imagination, they get a much-needed break from the constant bombardment of technology.”
For more information, visit AutumnsTrebleMakers.com
•New in Avondale: Sipping Sisters Cafe, 308 N. Central Avenue.
Here’s how it came about, according to the cafe’s website sippingsisterscafe.wixsite.com:
“We all started working at Philly Pretzel Factory in Goodyear. Unfortunately, our owner passed away and we fought for the business but our fight wasn’t enough. The business was shut down. One day while scrolling on FaceBook, I saw a cafe for sale and figured why not check it out? We took a tour, filled out the application got approved for the cafe in the same week!”
The menu features breakfast items from fried-egg sandwiches to chocolate bacon waffles (!).
The quirky lunch offerings include “O.K., Boomer” (bologna and cheese), meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.
Comfort food, cooked from scratch.
Sipping Sisters is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week, until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
•Speaking of Avondale, the recent “State of the City” event honored 14 local businesses “recognized for their efforts in sustainability as part of the city’s certified Green Business Program. “
Karen and Vaughn Watson, co-owners of We Olive, were presented with the Green Business of the Year Award.
The 13 other Avondale “certified green” businesses:
• AAEC Early College High Schools.
• Batteries & Bulbs.
• Copper State Rubber.
• Danny’s Avondale Truck Wash.
• Farmers Insurance.
• Hilton Garden Inn.
• Homewood Suites by Hilton.
• Phoenix Raceway.
• King Koil.
• Scale & Feather Meadery.
• St. John Paul II Catholic High School.
• Stotz Equipment.