Italian Soda-licious

Grape Italian Soda with CreamItalian sodas–those delicious, colorful, bubbly concoctions are just the non-coffee treat you need this summer. We have a variety of flavors from which to choose, including sugar free. (Check out our flavors here.)

Never tried an Italian soda? Well, you’re in for a treat. We think they’re delicious, if we do say so ourselves.

A little history: Despite the name, Italian sodas were developed in San Francisco, California. Modeled after the American soda, they offer a larger selection of flavored syrups that are added by hand to club soda and topped with cream (optional). Yum!

Copper Star Coffee is located in Central Phoenix. We are a neighborhood coffee shop with an eclectic menu selection. Our drink menu encompasses everything from freshly brewed coffee and tea to Italian sodas. The food menu has something for everyone. So whether you’re gluten free, vegan/vegetarian or a bacon loving meat eater, we’ve got your vibe.

Drive-Thru Hours at Copper Star Coffee

A drive-thru is convenient and that’s what you need right now. Maybe you’re on your way to work, maybe you’re taking your dog to the park, or maybe you just left the house in your pajamas, hair askew, and there is no-way-you-are-getting-out-of-that-car. So, did you know that Copper Star Coffee has you covered with our […]

Happy 13th Birthday…to you!

It’s our birthday but you get the perks. On April 20, we celebrate becoming a teenager and are offering free drinks, that’s ANY drink for free. We love our customers and this is our way of saying thank you for being so loyal and making this locally owned and run coffee shop a success. Happy Birthday […]

Chai Tea Made From Scratch

Did you know we make our chai tea from scratch? We love cooking our house chai because it fills the shop with the most incredible aroma.  Also, we use only the best ingredients and the perfect blend of spices to give our chai that perfect sweet and spicy flavor balance. Chai tea is available hot […]

Interview: True Flavor Blues Band

Our “resident” band True Flavor Blues jams at Copper Star Coffee every Sunday from 12 to 2 pm-ish. Check out our interview with guitarist James Robertson, on behalf of the band. Who are the members of your band? Scotty Spenner – vocals and guitar Charles Smith – keyboard Vince Curtis – drums Curt Arndt – […]

March Artist of the Month: Photographer Josh Arizona

Copper Star Coffee’s artist of the month is Josh Arizona, a professional photographer and videographer here in Phoenix. He started shooting in 2006 and photography runs in the family. His great grandfather documented family life on Kodachrome slides from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Josh also has a large collection of photographs his great grandfather […]

Special Hours Saturday March 2

Yes, our drive through will be open! 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. PRO TIP: Use the back way, 15th Avenue to Heatherbrae. Bam! You’re a local! Copper Star Coffee will have special hours on Saturday March 2 due to the Melrose Seventh Avenue Street Fair and we will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 […]

Salt Bagels: When are they available?

Salt bagels are those tangy, delicious dough creations that make your morning complete. They are an old school love, originating from the “old country” aka New York City. So why can’t you get one every day? It’s because salt bagels are special. They require extra love and care to remain fresh, and we do want […]

Copper Star Coffee owner Bill Sandweg works the espresso machine with a smile on his face.

Owner, Bill Sandweg, Opens Up

This interview has everything: vintage Cadillacs, planes, Copper Star Coffee customers. How long have you worked at Copper Star Coffee? We’ve owned Copper Star Coffee 13 years in April. What were you like in high school? I was definitely nerdy. I worked at Taco Bell. What is your favorite book and why? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I […]


Delivery seven days a week with Uber Eats – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. “What?” you say. You didn’t even know Copper Star Coffee had the option  of delivery? Why yes, we do. All you have to do is press your handy-dandy Uber Eats app. Now when you’re running out the door at the crack […]