Best Of Tucson®

Best Local Coffee Roaster

Raging Sage

This is no ordinary coffee, and this is not your ordinary roaster. This is Raging Sage, a family-owned hot spot. (It was so hot this summer that the roof caught fire at one point, but all is well now.) These are folks serious about their beans, their growers and their environmental integrity. Their actual roaster—something called a fluid bed roaster—and the roasting process can all be explained in scientific and engineering mumbo-jumbo, but what most of us are interested in is the elixir made from their magic beans. Various coffee drinks are available in-house, and you can get beans to go.

Runners up:

2. Caffe Luce

943 E. University Blvd., No. 191


4205 N. Campbell Ave., No. 125


3. Savaya Coffee Market

5350 E. Broadway Blvd., No. 174