Oro Valley It’s A Grind


I visited the Oro Valley It’s A Grind this morning. I’ve been trying to make the rounds of places to get coffee in Oro Valley.

It's A Grind Coffee ShopIt’s A Grind is located on Oracle near the intersection of Oracle and Magee in the same building as ScottTrade in front of Sprouts. I’ll be adding the location to the Oro Valley Coffee Shop Map post.

It’s A Grind Amenities

  • Coffee in Air pots (Mulitple selections)
  • Half and Half with sweeteners and shakers for flavor
  • Full selection of specialty drinks
  • Price of a Large Cup of Coffee $2.11 including tax
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Free WIFI
  • Lots of sweets for the sweet tooth
  • Convenient parking

I chose the mildest brew over medium and strong. I got the end of one pot and the start of a new one. The end was dark and a little bitter, the new one much lighter overall a pretty strong cup of coffee for a “mild” brew. I wonder if the spoon will standup in the strong one or just be eaten off at the handle.

I wasn’t there long but my overall impression was favorable. It was nicely decorated inside and had a pleasant atmosphere. I’m not a fan of getting the coffee in air pots (just personal taste) but much better than coffee pots on burners (Yuck) I prefer the Starbuck and Tully’s approach to storing their brewed coffee in large stainless steel containers.

The sweets behind the counter were wonderful to look at, but again a minor annoyance. No prices on any of the selections. I like to know what feeding my sweet tooth is going to cost me.

Stop by and give them a try. It just might be the break you need from the Daily Grind : )