On a mission to keep the arts alive, one cup at a time.

 

Shug’s Coffee is a mobile coffee cart, and a lifelong dream of Mercedes Murrieta. It combines two of her absolute passions in life: brewing a really good cup of coffee and keeping local public school performing and visual arts programs alive. Shug’s mobile coffee cart travels to school art and music events and serves coffee and fun drinks for teachers, parents, and students to raise funds for their programs. Shug’s goal is to support music and art teachers in our Arizona communities to help them easily access and acquire the tools they need to bring music and the arts to all students in their schools, starting with Title 1 schools in need and spreading throughout the valley.

Help Shug’s keep that mission in motion.

01Drink the Coffee

Stop on over to McDowell Market and enjoy our simple but complete menu including pour-over coffee, a variety of espresso drinks, cold brew, and kid-friendly italian sodas and hot chocolate.

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02Reserve the Cart

Coming September 2017 the Shug’s Coffee cart will be available for booking by local public schools, individuals and businesses who are seeking ways to help raise funds for performing and visual arts.

03Nominate a Teacher

Knowing first-hand how challenging it is for teachers to raise money for their programs within a school, Shug’s Coffee is setting out to provide a simpler way for teachers to fundraise.

Coffee With Soul

Why music and arts education.

Allowing our students and future leaders to study music and the arts is critical, from the way it benefits the neural connectivity in our brains, to the leadership and team working skills it builds. Many may think that there are bigger fish to fry in our world right now. But the truth is, cultivating connection to our own humanity is vital. And that’s exactly what arts education can achieve. By supporting music and arts in our schools, where are future leaders are learning right now what kind of people they want to be and what kind of world they want to live in, we are creating a more humane, and empathetic world for all of us.

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Brew Local

Shug's coffee and espresso beans are provided by Phoenix roasters Xanadu Coffee Company and Espressions Coffee Roastery.

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Grind for Good

Buying a tasty cup at Shug's, or reserving the Shug's Coffee mobile cart helps public schools who are seeking ways to raise funds for performing and visual arts!

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Our Micro Menu

We offer a simple but complete menu including pour-over coffee, a variety of espresso drinks, cold brew, and kid-friendly Italian sodas and hot chocolate.

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The Shug's Cart

Our one-of-a-kind coffee cart offers Shug's the ability to take the show on the road. You'll love it almost as much as we do!

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Shug’s Drink Menu

Have an upcoming event?

Reserve the Shug’s Coffee Cart.

 

Coming September 2017 the Shug’s Coffee cart will be available for booking by local public schools, individuals and local businesses who are seeking ways to raise funds for performing and visual arts programs in our public schools.

Get in touch with us using the form below. We would love to work with you to support public school music and art and make your event a special experience!

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