About Shug’s

Mercedes Murrieta


Shug’s ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the amazing work our local music and art teachers are doing all over the valley.  Shug’s wants to help them raise funds for their programs with a no-hassle fundraising opportunity that also helps enhance their music program performances and art exhibits for students.  Beginning in September 2017, 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. Schools will be able to book the Shug’s Coffee cart to serve coffee and fun drinks onsite at school events, such as orchestra and band concerts with proceeds going directly to the school’s performance and visual arts programs.

I have been a barista and a music teacher for a decade. Shug's is the perfect opportunity to combine my passions and give back to other teachers who do so much for our community.

With beans provided by local roasters Xanadu Coffee Company and Espressions Coffee Roastery, Shug’s will 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. The McDowell Market location in Phoenix will be open seven days a week, with special deals available to customers who wish to support local performing and visual arts programs in schools through the purchase of special menu offerings.