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In : Birch River Design Group Comments : 0 Author : Sam Barraza Date : 09 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caught many of us by surprise, unexpectedly forcing people to stay at home and also limiting businesses outside of their standard dine-in services. The Phoenix-Scottsdale area has not avoided this economic impact. This includes many of our beloved local coffee shops, the same ones we’ve slowly but surely made part of our personal routine and enjoyed every morning, afternoon – or probably both. 

If you are reading this you are probably a coffee lover yourself. Here at Birch River, we are dedicated coffee-drinkers too; passionate about the art behind good coffee and the sense of community that it brings into our lives. We wanted to feature some of our favorite coffee shops in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area and remind our readers that they can still support their local community in a safe and socially distanced manner.

Berdena’s Fine Coffee & Food

Berdena’s is a specialty coffee shop in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale founded in 2017. This local gem has been awarded for having the best avocado toast in the Valley. Their mission is to have a warm and inviting space for the community to connect and converse – all while enjoying fine coffee and delicious baked goods. Currently, Berdena’s is open Monday through Friday 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM, and Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM, and Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM.


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Futuro is a coffee bar inside of Palabra Beauty Salon & Art Gallery. They serve coffee from 49th Parallel among other delicious roasts. FUTURO has an incredible minimalistic atmosphere and nurturing environment that we recommend visiting once quarantine is over. They currently offer curbside pickups only through their Instagram DMs and are open Friday through Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM.


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Lola’s Coffee Bar 

Lola’s has two amazing locations, one in Arcadia and one in Downtown Phoenix. Both offer a full breakfast menu and delicious baked goods apart from their daily in-house roasted coffee. As of now, Lola’s is open daily. They deliver free of charge and are also offering to-go service. Rest assured that the staff is taking big safety measures to craft your favorite beverage as safely as possible. 

Their adjusted hours are as follows:

The Arcadia Location’s new closing time is at 4pm daily.

The Roosevelt Location’s new closing time will be 6pm daily.


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PROVISION is a specialty coffee roaster, cocktail bar, and eatery in Phoenix. They are known for serving rich, caramelized sugars and sweet acidity in each cup, making for an unparalleled coffee experience. Their sourcing process is no less involved; the team at PROVISION punches in an unholy amount of time into sourcing the best products for their customers – and we love them for it! As of now, their temporary hours are 6:30 AM – 5 PM, and you can simply order online and pick up at the window. 


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Sip Coffee & Beer

Sip Coffee and Beer is a locally owned and operated coffee shop, tap house, cocktail bar, and restaurant. It was founded in 2014 with locally sourced and handmade items. Their mission was simple yet laborious – to give Phoenix and Scottsdale their sense of self back among a horde of chains scattered across the area. Currently, they offer takeout, curbside pickup, and online ordering for both their Phoenix and Scottsdale location, with their Phoenix one offering drive-thru as well. 


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As we all navigate the implications of this pandemic, let’s not forget to support the local businesses we frequent throughout our normal routines. They too have been rocked out of balance and depend on their local communities to stay afloat and to bring us cups of joy in the future. Curious to know other ways in which you can support your local Phoenix-Scottsdale community? Read our latest blog on local fundraisers that are helping alleviate COVID-19 complications here. Have any other coffee shops or local businesses you would like us to feature? Comment down below!

In : Marketing Strategy Comments : 0 Author : Sam Barraza Date : 04 Apr 2020

Many of us have been left dumbfounded about the ways in which we can help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you are trying to better navigate these times but also want to extend a helping hand to your local Phoenix community, here are a few fundraisers happening right now that are looking into alleviating those most affected by the virus. If you want to make a difference and aid your local community, give yourself time to study these fundraisers and their noble causes:

Another Round, Another Rally

Phoenix-based nonprofit Another Round, Another Rally is a financial resource for people in the hospitality industry who are currently jobless. According to Travis Nass, the co-founder of the organization, it’s great for “dishwashers, busboys, servers, hosts, cashiers.” The group is giving out $500 to every unemployed person who applies on their website and uploads their pay stub.

Devin Booker & Phoenix Suns Charities

NBA All-Star David Booker, in partnership with Phoenix Suns Charities, will raise money through live streaming on Twitch. The stream aims to support non-profits that help alleviate the needs of those affected by the pandemic in the Phoenix community. With a starting point of $100,000 by Devin Booker himself, the fund seeks to help non-profits like the Arizona Food Bank, the Foundation for Senior Living, and Banner Health Foundation. Donations can be made through Devin’s Twitch Channel.

Valley of the Sun United Way

By working with their partner organizations, Valley of the Sun United Way is allocating funds to address Maricopa County’s most pertinent emerging needs – in real-time. Valley of the Sun United Way assures that their donations will support areas of the highest need in the community by aiding in food security, child care, homelessness, lost wages driven by business closures, rent assistance, and other needs. You can donate to the fund by clicking here.

Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports Arizona nonprofit organizations as they respond to the spread of COVID-19. Established by the Arizona Community Foundation and in partnership with numerous local corporations and foundations, the fund seeks to move resources quickly and to adapt to evolving community needs in order to support gaps not covered by state or federal funding. One hundred percent of contributions to the fund will be distributed to non-profit organizations.

During these challenging times, it is important to remember that even our small contributions can make an impact in our community. If you find yourself not being able to contribute financially, know that there are many other ways to contribute such as safe social distancing and staying home to stop the spread of the virus. However, if you are in a position to help financially, we highly recommend the funds listed above. As members of the Phoenix community, we invite you to make a difference and support those in need that are closest to you.

If you know of any other Phoenix-Scottsdale based organizations that need the support, let us know and we will link them on our platforms.