Coffee in N PHX/Scottsdale
Desert Ridge is a newly developed, sprawlish place, so there aren't many independents in the immediate area.
A local blogger has created a very useful map of independent coffee houses in the Phoenix Area. Zoom in around Desert Ridge and you'll see a few listings a few miles away in north Scottsdale, northeast Phoenix, and Cave Creek.
my 2 favorite Indie coffee houses are INZA Coffee
located @ the 101 and Shea a few exits south of Desert Ridge
Great Coffee and yummy empanadas
The other is the Cave Creek Coffee
Also not far from Desert Ridge....north on Tatum right on to Cave Creek Road
8658 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Cave Creek Coffee Co
6033 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331