Java Junkies Have Their Top 5 Coffee Spots in Tucson | of entertainment

Libby Tobey, manager of Pop Cycle on North Fourth Avenue, doesn’t have to get out of her car to enjoy her favorite Tucson spot, Coffee Times Drive-Thru on East Speedway.

The long-standing local business has Tobey got what she craves, which is quality coffee, including organic cold brews, caramel macchiatos, and double espresso.

“The super friendly staff is always great,” she said. “They follow really strict COVID security protocols that I really appreciate.”

It’s the friendly staff that has kept customers coming back for 22 years, said Michael C. Cripps, who owns the Coffee Times with brother Jeremy Cripps and Uncle David Mannell.

Another of Michael’s uncle, Tom Mannell, opened the Coffee Times in 1999 after running the downtown Café Café Quebec for years.

Tom Mannell was looking for a new business model, said Michael Cripps.

“Having a sit-down cafe is great, beautiful surroundings,” said Michael Cripps. “But my uncle did his research and it was more profitable to serve from car to car.”

The business has done well over the years. So good that the family has made it their goal to give something back to the community.

The Coffee Times has raised money for a number of organizations including Ben’s Bells, the El Rio Community Health Center, and Gospel Rescue Mission.


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