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these are the ramblings of a desert living, coffee loving, french fry eating, 20 something year old gal who is just trying to keep her house plants alive one day at a time. 

explore the valley - sip coffee & beer house

explore the valley - sip coffee & beer house

i started the explore the valley series at the beginning of the year and it ended rather quickly. since traveling the valley and finding the best places for locals is a huge goal of mine, i figured why not start the series up again?! 

when the idea of restarting the series came to mind, i knew immediately that i wanted to feature sip coffee & beer house first. if you know me at all, then you know that i love good beer and i love good coffee. i also appreciate a business who supports local companies so right off the bat, sip has major appeal. not only are they all of those things, but their brand is inviting and you can't help but want to support their business. their mission is to bring people together. whether it's bringing together friends, new or old, or complete strangers, sip provides a welcoming atmosphere for just that. 

located right in old town scottsdale, sip offers more than just beer and coffee. they offer open mic's every wednesday night, live music on friday nights, and also live music on saturday's. 

i'm a sucker for cute coffee shops and i have to say, sip's set up is my favorite. with the cutest outdoor patio, colorful walls, and rustic/industrial interiors, it fulfills all my decor dreams. aside from their incredible coffee, that's my favorite part about sip. it's such a comfortable and cute area to meet for coffee dates, creative meetings with fellow bloggers, or just catching up on life with your friends. 

of course their coffee is incredible. they have perfected the vanilla latte, let me just tell you. they use coffee from a local coffee shop, cartel coffee lab and that in itself makes the coffee drinking experience much more enjoyable. like i mentioned, i love a business who supports other local businesses so to have that connection between both coffee shops is amazing. the same goes with their beer, they have 19 rotating crafts beers on tap, some of which are from local breweries. they also offer food and with their food, they are buying from local farmers markets. i just adore them for all of that because i think it's so important to support local businesses and the fact that they incorporate local businesses into their own, as much as possible, is inspiring. 

i'm so inspired by their business and i absolutely LOVE their coffee. do yourself a favor, if you're local to AZ or are just visiting arizona, PLEASE stop by sip and experience them for yourself! 

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