Steve Kraus

press coffee roasters

Press Coffee

Phoenix, AZ

Best of the Valley: Best Cup of Coffee – 2 yrs in a row 

Our concept is a marriage of everything we are passionate about- coffee, food, and wine.  We often get asked how we came up with the name Press.  It was easy — Coffee French Press, Panini Press, Wine Press, and my job working in TV broadcasting, Media Press.  Less than a year later, we expanded our company with Press Coffee Roasters by freshly roasting our own coffee beans daily.

I attended a workshop at Bellissimo Coffee Advisors in August of 2008 with the intention of truly understanding coffee, the business aspect and of course, the information and understanding of being a “true” barista. I wasn’t clear as to what I would take away from Bellissimo, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I did. There were still days after a few years where I’d still reference the books they gave me or the notes I took. Bellissimo has and will always earn my respect for what they do professionally and personally. I still see Matt and Bruce at trade shows and they always make it a point to say hello, this truly is a long-term relationship going forward. As an individual in the industry, I would recommend Bellissimo Coffee Advisors indefinitely.

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