Posts Tagged ‘ Verve Coffee Roasters ’

Dr. Kefir’s partners with Verve Coffee Roasters on new fermented beverage

January 2, 2014

From Serious Eats: In a collaboration most of us didn’t even know was possible, Santa Cruz beverage artisans Dr. Kefir and Verve Coffee Roasters have introduced a new, non-dairy probiotic fermented kefir beverage brewed with Verve’s Streetlevel coffee blend. The unusual pairing was a natural extension of Dr. Kefir founder Brian Lovejoy’s own drink-curiosity. “I’m an experimenter so I…

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Verve to open pop-up shop in New York City

October 31, 2013

Brooklynites will get a little taste of Santa Cruz next week when Verve Coffee Roasters opens a pop-up shop there for three months. The shop will be located right in the hard of hipster central – Williamsburg – at 33 Grand Street, where it will share a space with Rudy’s Barbershop and Portland-based clothing store…

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Verve gets some east coast love

September 18, 2013
Verve gets some east coast love

I hate to sound like a cheerleader for Verve Coffee Roasters but I can’t help myself. I love their coffee and I love that their roastery is almost literally in my backyard. And I’m clearly not alone in my VCR love. New York Magazine’s foodie site Grub Street has selected our own Verve as one…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2013

August 30, 2013

Summer’s last big bang is here! Well, OK, not really – those of us who live here know the best weather is in September and October -but symbolically, Labor Day Weekend is the end of summer. So why not celebrate in style? Let’s take a look at what’s happening on this lovely three-day weekend. Santa…

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The Food Guru visits Santa Cruz

August 23, 2013

Ariel Sultan, one of the “gurus” behind the foodie website/blog Food Guru, recently waxed poetic about Santa Cruz.  She visits Verve Coffee Roasters, Natural Bridges State Park, Gayle’s Bakery and Laili in downtown Santa Cruz, among other places, and presents a plan for a three-day weekend getaway here. “Santa Cruz: a 1-2 hour drive from…

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The man behind Verve Coffee’s sweet swag

August 22, 2013
The man behind Verve Coffee’s sweet swag

  The website Sprudge has a fun interview with Kevin Tudball, the head of creative for Verve Coffee Roasters. He’s the guy who designs all the cool T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and other swag sold by the Santa Cruz company. Previously Tudball worked for another homegrown Santa Cruz company- O’Neill Clothing – but he based in Southern…

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San Francisco Chronicle checks out our coffee shops…again

August 19, 2013

We may not be the foodie mecca that San Francisco is, but our brethren to the north apparently can’t get enough of our coffee shops. Tara Duggan writes on SFGate.com: “Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co. helped establish the coffee scene in the 1970s with its innovative “BrewBar” (see below), an early adopter of today’s popular…

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Verve Coffee Roasters to expand in Los Angeles

August 14, 2013
Verve Coffee Roasters to expand in Los Angeles

I posted this on the Facebook page last week but forget to include it on here. Silly me! Our own Verve Coffee Roasters are expanding to Los Angeles and possibly San Francisco. Inside Scoop SF has the lowdown: “Based in Santa Cruz, Verve Coffee Roasters often slips under the radar. But after getting off to a quiet…

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Verve Coffee Roasters gets Rising Star Chef awards

June 18, 2013

The accolades keep coming for our own Verve Coffee Roasters.  Last week, owners Colby Barr and Ryan O’Donovan received the Star Chefs Rising Stars Award at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Verve is the first coffee roaster ever to win the honor. Here’s their interview with Star Chefs. So what clinched their win? Here’s the…

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Verve Coffee Roasters’ latte art contest

May 20, 2013

The folks at Verve Coffee Roasters have been posting a series of how-to videos on their blog as part of a series called “VCR Street Smarts.” Number 14 is “latte art.”  Inspired by that video, they’ve now launched a similarly-themed contest. Take a photo of your latte via Instagram and you could win a Baratza…

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