Music to My Ears

June 9, 2010

As the shop begins to settle in here in South Scottsdale, a joyful trend has begun to develop with customers that have been here a few times. After they place their order they immediately say,”For Here”. For example, “I’ll have a cappuccino, for here.” Or, “I’ll have an iced latte, for here.”

We hope that one of those reasons is the yummy 100% organic shortbread cookies you get when a hot espresso drink is for here, but we think another good reason is our Cremaware.

Cups and glasses (cremaware) at Echo CoffeeHere you can see a photo of all the cups and glasses we use for the drinks at Echo Coffee. The smallest cup is the 2 ounce demitasse for espresso and macchiato. Then there’s the 6 ounce cappuccino cup, followed by the 12 and 16 ounce latte cup. Naturally, each has a saucer. All of these cups are porcelain. For drip coffee we have the 12 and 16 ounce cups in ceramic. And finally for cold drinks we use the clear bar glasses in 16 and 20 ounce sizes.

With the number of drinks we serve “for here”, it does mean we wash a lot of dishes. But that’s the way we prefer it, because we know that’s the way you would prefer it. I mean, who would really want their coffee or cappuccino in a paper cup? But for some reason, that has become the standard, not the exception. At Echo Coffee we want to change the standard. So the next time you stop in, we hope you have a few minutes to sit and enjoy your coffee, so that you can say, “For here”. It’s music to my ears.


One Response to “Music to My Ears”

  1. Loren on June 12th, 2010 9:23 am

    The “real” coffee cups are one of my favorite things about your shop. Not only is it way more environmentally friendly, but it makes for a much homier experience. There is something about drinking coffee out of ceramic cup rather than paper or even plastic or metal travel mugs that just makes the coffee seem to taste better. Cost Plus World Market recently started selling ceramic travel cups that fit in car cupholders. They have silicone a silicone band around the middle instead of a handle and a silicone lid. They also sell the silicone lids separately (brilliant!).