Cartel Coffee Lab to launch a new menu celebrating flavors of the Southwest

The Arizona-based Cartel Coffee Lab, which is known for sourcing, roasting, and brewing flavorful coffee and cold brew, is launching a new menu on Monday, June 7.

We’ve got a sneak peek at a few of the new menu items, too — the first major menu change for the company since it opened thirteen years ago.

Cartel Coffee Lab Pastry Display Case

Cartel Coffee Lab Pastry Display Case

Since the first location in Tempe, Cartel Coffee Lab has opened a few locations in Arizona (two in Tucson), Texas, and California. The menu will be available at each spot, which celebrates flavors of the Southwest while “focusing on Cartel’s sourcing philosophy of procuring quality ingredients from local artisans.

“We wanted to create a menu that’s specifically curated for desert city dwellers to enjoy,” said Jesse Pangburn, Cartel Coffee Lab’s integrator. “These drinks are intentionally crafted to be refreshing for hot summer days while still being specialty coffee-driven.”

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Coconut Caramel Latte (The CCL) (Photo courtesy of Cartel Coffee Lab on Facebook)

The upgraded drink menu will have options such as The CCL, a shaken coconut caramel latte that features vegan caramel from Nami-Green, and The Lazy Saturday, a cold brew concentrate coffee mixed with Iconic Cocktail Co. Bitter Orange Tonic and seltzer water.

“We’re also completely changing our bakery menu for the summer as well as adding burritos to elevate what food options our customers have,” said Pangburn. “Our hope is that these changes lead to our customers having even more meaningful culinary experiences with us.”

The new bakery menu available at the Tucson locations will include a mouth-watering Matcha Blueberry Pop Tart and a Jasmine Peach Loaf that features tea from Maya Tea.

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Coconut Caramel Latte (Photo courtesy of Cartel Coffee Lab on Facebook)

A couple of other new items you’ll find on the menu, which will be revealed on Monday, June 7, include a Hatch Chile Bagel Bomb, Pesto Scone, and Cocoa Confetti Cookie.

Both of the Tucson locations are open daily from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cartel Coffee Lab is located at 2516 N. Campbell Ave. and 210 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, visit

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