Since April 2015, Patrick O’Malley's Infusion Coffee + Tea has offered customers a comfortable and welcoming place to enjoy locally roasted coffee and custom blended teas. Serving everything from the traditional morning cup-of-joe or breakfast tea to cold brew coffee and intimate pour over style coffee and tea experiences, our goal is to provide our customers a coffee and tea experience unlike any place around. 

Come meet Patrick, Paul, Lindsey, Azalea, Jake, Valerie, Sara, Jack, Jeremiah, Joe, and all the team. We'll prepare your drinks daily from 8am to 6pm  Monday - Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.

Sincerely,

Patrick O’Malley and Team

Infusion Coffee and Tea

Our wall of espresso cups from around the world

Our wall of espresso cups from around the world

 

 

 
Our Bourbon BARREL Burundi drying on a raised bed before being roasted 

Our Bourbon BARREL Burundi drying on a raised bed before being roasted 

We select coffee from several sources. Some of our coffee is direct trade from the farm. Some of the coffee we select from several green coffee importers.

We grade each coffee in our certified lab. We test the density, water activity, and  screen size the grade for defects. 

Our bags of green coffee at the shop waiting to be roasted

Our bags of green coffee at the shop waiting to be roasted


 

Once our green coffee has been graded we then roast each one and score the coffee. We then cup and evaluate each one for it's qualities and then decide on a profile (recipe) for each and every coffee based on the qualities and personality of each one.

We pride ourselves on this process and we truly hope you enjoy every sip. 

Green Coffee
 
Paul. one of our two roasters

Paul. one of our two roasters

Roasting
 

All of our baristas receive hours of training before ever working on the espresso machine and serving customers. They are constantly cupping and tasting coffees and working on their sensory and barista skills in order to be able to make suggestions and talk to customers about our different coffees. 

 

Patrick O’Malley is an Arizona native, born in Tucson.  He was raised in the small, yet cultural, town of Bisbee, AZ before venturing to Hawaii and California where he worked as coffee/espresso service technician and discovered the soulful art of being a barista. 

                   SCAE Diploma Holder, SCAE Authorized Trainer, Roast Master, and Tea Sommelier                     Founder/Owner of IBCA Coffee Academy, and Espresso Italia in Tempe, AZ.

                   SCAE Diploma Holder, SCAE Authorized Trainer, Roast Master, and Tea Sommelier
                    Founder/Owner of IBCA Coffee Academy, and Espresso Italia in Tempe, AZ.

 He returned Phoenix, AZ in the early 1990’s and continued honing his craft.  After a successful career in beverage management, Patrick decided to follow his passion as a coffee/tea drink specialist.  In 1998, Patrick founded Espresso Italia.  Today, Patrick is the owner of Espresso Italia Brands, which operates Espresso Italia, Infusion Coffee+Tea, LiquidTech, and IBCA.

Patrick O’Malley is as close to a “Professor of Coffee” as one can get.  Most recently, in 2012, he earned the coveted Coffee Diploma from the SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association of Europe).  He is only the 43rd person in the world to attain this diploma.

Patrick is an SCAE Authorized Trainer, Roast Master, and Tea Sommelier.  He created the IBCA (International Barista Coffee Academy) to educate those with a desire to learn more in the following key areas:  Barista Skills, Roasting, Grinding and Brewing, Sensory Cup Tasting, Green Coffee, Tea Sommelier.

He is the Master Roaster and Tea Blender for Infusion Coffee+Tea.

Patrick giving instructions before a public cupping at our coffee lab

Patrick giving instructions before a public cupping at our coffee lab

Patrick roasting

Patrick roasting