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April 2011


Welcome to the April edition of the Arizona Buzz News! Spring is in full bloom across the lower deserts and starting to come about in Arizona’s higher elevations. The scents and colors of spring are officially here. This is the time of year to get out and explore all Arizona has to offer.

Arizona’s state parks are a great place to experience the outdoors. Find out about the good news regarding Homolovi State Park, the perfect place to visit to find out about Arizona’s earliest residents. You will find the information in our Day Trippin' section. Also, check out our Happenings section to find out about special events occurring across the state.

 Thank you for spending some time with us today! Happy Spring and Happy Easter.

                                        The Arizona Buzz staff



             Coffee Trivia                 

The coffee bean is actually a fruit – specifically the seeds of a cherry-like fruit. Coffee trees produce berries, called coffee cherries.

Coffee cherries turn bright red when they are ripe and ready to pick.

Like the grapes of fine wines, coffee acquires unique taste characteristics from its local geography and climate. The taste depends on such factors as altitude, rainfall, type of soil, and how it is processed.

There is a difference between the strength and body of a coffee. The strength of a coffee refers to how much coffee there is in a brew. However, the body is a measure of the richness (or heaviness) of the coffee’s taste.

Dark roasted coffees actually have less caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.

The French were the first to innovate a crude espresso machine. The Italians then perfected this machine and became the first to manufacture it.

The countries with the greatest amount of coffee drinkers are America, France and Germany. These countries account for approximately 65% of the world’s total consumption of coffee.


"People, Pets & Places"
There's Still Time To Enter Our Online Photo Contest


It’s the time of the year for road trips and fun. And, keeping with that theme, Fossil Creek Trading Company’s latest online photo contest is “People, Pets and Places”. Send in your favorite pics to be featured in our online photo album as well as be in the running to win a bag of our signature coffee blend, Mogollon Mudd. The contest runs through April 30th.  

 Submit your photos by visiting any of the Buzz websites or by Clicking Here.

In addition to great exposure for your photograph, which will be posted on all 30 of the “Buzz” websites, the contest winner will receive a 12 oz. bag of Fossil Creek Trading Company’s Mogollon Mudd (whole bean or ground). Fossil Creek is the contest’s sponsor.  

For more information visit

Submit your photos through April 30th. Check out the Buzz  to view photos that have already been submitted. 

To view the online photo contest archive 
Click Here 



Check Out This Month's Buzzin' Specials.


Check out our online specials available only to readers of the Arizona Buzz News. This month Fossil Creek Trading Company brings you some of our signature products at a special online price. With our special pricing you will want to try out each of our featured gourmet coffee blends.


Click Here to view this month's featured products.


Fossil Creek offers gourmet coffees and snacks. Click here to view our complete line of products. 

Arizona Trivia


Answer these questions to test your knowledge of Arizona. Find the answers listed at the bottom of the page. 

                                                     Arizona Fun Facts

  • What movie actor was killed in a car accident in Florence, Arizona, in October 1940?  

A) James Dean

B) John Wayne

C) Will Rogers

D) Tom Mix

  • Which Arizona city is home to the largest flowering rose bush in the world?  

A) Tombstone

B) Phoenix

C) Flagstaff

D) Mesa 

  • The Morenci Mine in eastern Arizona is the largest ? mine in the United States. 

 A) Copper

B) Silver

C) Gold

D) Coal 

  • What hotel, an Arizona landmark, is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Desert”?  

A) Phoenix Hotel

B) Sun Valley Grand

C) Tucson Inn

D) Arizona Biltmore

  • What city was the capital of the Arizona Territory before it became a state? 

A) Prescott

B) Tucson

C) Jerome

D) Yuma





Arizona Trivia Answers


D) Tom Mix

A) Tombstone

A) Copper

D) Arizona Biltmore

A) Prescott