My second coffee experience of the morning was a pleasant surprise.

I'd been to Cartel Coffee Lab twice before, one in Tempe, and their older location here in Tucson, and not been impressed by the coffee.

Things change, however, and besides finding this downtown space to be quite appealing, the Sumatran roast I had, prepared on an AeroPress, was miles ahead of what I remember from a few years back.

Exo is still my favourite Arizona roaster, but I'd totaaly go back to this Cartel location.
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