Tucson Coffee Cricket's namesake is literal. How one shop is jumping on the cricket flour trend

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 12:18pm
Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 1:38pm

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suzi becker, joan forbes, and bea herndon at the tucson coffee cricket
Becca Fealk
From left to right: Joan Forbes, owner Suzi Becker and Bea Herndon outside the Tucson Coffee Cricket.

There is a burgeoning new buzz word in the food scene: crickets.

The bugs are freeze-dried and ground up into a protein-rich powder that you can bake into anything from muffins to cookies.

And though the idea of eating bugs is a turn-off to some, Becca Fealk would point out they’re a delicacy in some parts of the world. And they’re environmentally friendly.

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Becca Fealk
Becca Fealk

Fealk opened up the Tucson Coffee Cricket a few months ago, and the "cricket" in the name is one you should take literally.

The Show spoke with her to learn how she came up with the idea to begin with.

a tucson coffee cricket muffin and drink
Becca Fealk
Tucson Coffee Cricket's apple crumb muffin is made with cricket powder.

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