At the counter @ Terra Java
Thanks to my mom’s gift of gab, I got the chance to chat with Omea Eaglerider, co-owner of this community gathering place in Central Phoenix.
Omea is a chef-turned-coffeehouse-owner. She had been leasing the kitchen in this coffeehouse, formerly Mama Java’s for eighteen months. Mama Java’s had been in business for eight years, but due to personal issues the owner needed to close the business. He turned to Omea, and a year ago offered her the opportunity to takeover the business.
Within 48 hours she said YES and combined her catering company “Terra Bites” with Mama Java’s creating “Terra Java Coffee House” where she can sell her world-themed foods to her coffee customers every day.
Coffee choice: They sell coffee varieties from Passport Coffee, roasted locally in the Scottsdale Airpark. Also offered are many other local and healthy food options.
Barista LOVE! They just sent one of their baristas to an international competition. I love it when owners support their employee’s passions, too.
Lovin’ the local flavor of Arizona!
Terra Java Coffee House
3619 E. Indian School Rd
Phoenix AZ 85018
Java Moose in Fairplay, CO
Java Moose Coffee House & Deli
730 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440
Highway 9 offers a viable option when avoiding I-70 “slow and go” traffic back to Denver. As I descended Hoosier Pass driving south out of Breckenridge, CO this afternoon I was drawn to stop at the Java Moose Coffee House & Deli.
The barista was too busy to chat, but I met a kind man sitting at the end of the counter. He is a truck driver who lives in South Park. He stops in for a coffee and a doughnut whenever he’s home …. “love the community that meets here”, he said.
According to their website they have art hanging on the walls from the students in Ms. Husher’s class at the local middle school.
How does it get any better than this?
My eyes are still blurry as I fumble through my bag to find my credit card … begging my eyes to open … one of THOSE mornings when i desperately need my rich, hot, quad-americano.
… I walk into my neighborhood coffeehouse and see the faces of familiar baristas smiling behind the counter at me and kindly overlook my untamed morning hair. I know it looks wild, but have decided that my coffee is WAY more important.
They know what I want … prepare it and give a ‘day nod. Ahhh!… Delicious!
I then took a turn and ventured into the bathroom. I startled myself! OMG!!! How could they NOT say anything about my hairdo? Haha!
Bless them this day!
I sleepily entered the back for of Denver’s Bardo Coffeehouse and mumbled something to the barista, or is he a baristo? and within moments i had my quad-americano… deliciously strong and perfect for my Monday.
This place stays open until 4:00am on weekends completely full of locals chatting, sharing, or working in solitude. They pegged it! Congratulations on your success this far!