What it's all about
Lo Fi Coffee has been a work in progress and will always be a work in progress. The whole idea started on a cold night in December of 2010 with a meeting between Sam Clark the owner and The Nile Theater about opening up a coffee cart inside of the "front room" of The Nile. The coffee cart idea evolved into a coffee shop eventually and thus the idea for Lo Fi was born. We turned a dark lonely store front on Main St. into a coffee shop and prayed for the best. on June 14th of 2011 Lo Fi first flipped the open signs. It was 110 degrees and not ideal weather for drinking a hot cup of joe.
"Lo Fi Coffee" comes from the term low fidelity. Low Fidelity is often a term related to vinyl records describing the scratched and flaw sound one always hears. We took the idea and ingrained into the coffee shop. No business is perfect and we don't want to be perfect! We just want to be a coffee shop that is always striving for excellence while maintaining a degree of uniqueness! We aim to be just what we want to be nothing more and nothing less. Our employees have their own personalities and so does the coffee shop as it builds around them. Never be surprised to hear punk rock on the stereo or some soft country music. We also live in the same building as a music venue, so often you will hear the low fidelity sound of a sound check for a concert happening that very evening!
Our take on coffee
Coffee is the keystone of our business, it is what we live for. We strive to make sure the customer enjoys every cup of our own personal recipes. We take the culinary approach in our coffee. Coffee houses are very similar to restaurants; similiar, but never the same. Our methodology is based on the idea of serving the customer the best possible drink with coffee always being the priority. We will go above and beyond to make sure the customer gets what they want, but we follow guidelines to ensure that the flavor of our coffee is always preserved. While there are corporate chain coffee shops that aim to standardize the industry we will always work to make sure that every shop has its own personal flair. Traditional names, terminology, and recipes are used in the coffee shop.
About Our Roaster
Xanadu Coffee Co is owned and operated by Randy Denton, and is located behind the Phoenix Farmers Market in Downtown Phoenix. Randy has been roasting coffee for approximatley four years and his coffee is already the best(in my opinion) in the valley.
Randy has a strong work ethic. He is always willing to make sure you get the coffee you need when you need it. I took Randy as my roaster after watching his strong work ethic and his coffee blends grow over a year and a half. I have to say that I am absolutely pleased to represent him in the valley.
We utilize "Morning Rager" for our espresso and also his Ethiopian Harrar for our Toddy needs! Besides roasting for coffee shops Randy also will custom roast for your personal needs as well, make sure to stop by and check out his website!
If you are interested in playing at Lo Fi Coffee, visit our Booking Section
****Side Note for all members of ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC....Lo Fi Coffee allows ONLY original music to be played on the premises and no music licenced by BMI, ASCAP, SESAC or any other organizations that are interested in reading this. By emailing us you agree to sign an agreement stating that you will not play cover songs within our venue.