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SF Gate

  Colby Barr talks San Francisco expansion, farming and pretentious coffee with Inside Scoop SF.  Check it out here, and you can also download the PDF version here.

Zagat - Coffee News: Verve Coming to LA

 Zagat announces our future roastery, cafe and retail space in Los Angeles. Check it out here. (PDF Version Available here)

LA Weekly - VCR opening roastery and retail in LA

The LA Weekly asked a few questions about our move to Los Angeles. Read about it here.

Inside Scoop SF - Interview with Colby Barr

Inside Scoop SF recently interviewed co-owner and green coffee buyer, Colby Barr. See what Colby has to say about Verve's expansion, farming, and more! (Download the PDF version here.)

SF Eater - StarChefs Names 2013 Bay Area Rising Stars

 SF Eater recently did a write up on StarChefs Rising Stars Award, highlighting Verve as the first coffee roaster ever to win the honor. See the write up here. (PDF Version)

2013 StarChefs Rising Stars Award

Colby Barr and Ryan O'Donovan received the StarChefs Rising Stars Award at AT&T park on Thursday, June 14. Verve is the first coffee roaster ever to win the honor, and they were featured alongside some of the best restaurants in the bay area. Also winning from Santa Cruz: David Kinch and Stephanie Prida of Manresa. Check out the write up&nbs...

Inside Scoop SF - StarChefs announces 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Rising Stars

StarChefs came to the Bay Area this year to announce their picks for the rising stars in the food and drink industry. Verve was their choice coffee roaster and Inside Scoop SF did a write up on it here. (PDF Version available here)

Sprudge - The 2013 Good Food Awards

 Sprudge did a great article on the 2013 Good Food Awards and featured a speech by our Owner and Green-Buyer, Colby Barr. You can check out the speech, finalists, and other coverage here! (PDF Version available here) 

Cuesa.org :: Coffee and Sustainability

We were fortunate to be a part of Cuesa's coffee and sustainability panel at the Ferry Building on January 21st.  Verve co-owner and green buyer, Colby Barr, was a panelist.  He talked in depth about direct trade, sustainability, and incentivizing quality, and the importance of each of these things at Verve.  Check out th...

Good Food Awards - Press Release 2013

   We were greatly honored to have two winners at this year’s Good Food Awards with our Elida Green-Tip Gesha and Birhanu from Ethiopia. These two coffees were chosen from an entry field of over 1300 products and represent the best of what our industry has to offer. The Elida received special mention as the hig...

Food Republic - Coffee Power Rankings

 Food Republic ranks Verve Coffee Roasters as one of their favorite craft roasters of the year. Check it out here! (PDF version available here)

NY Times - Learning to Create the Perfect Cup of Coffee

We had the pleasure of doing a training session with New York Times reporter Matt Richtel.  He wrote a great article showcasing the complexities of coffee preparation and how with a few key items you can make great coffee at home! The article is in The New York Times - Dining & Wine section, or you can download the PDF version. 

The New Coffee Shop Culture / Design Bureau

Design Bureau did a write up on our beautiful Pacific Avenue location! Touching on the great architecture by Fuse and how important it is to the experience when you buy a high quality cup of coffee. See the PDF version here.

Readers Choice Awards / Santa Cruz Sentinel

Thanks to the Santa Cruz Sentinel readers for voting Verve -- and our wholesale accounts -- as the best coffeehouses in the county.  Verve, along with wholesale accounts The Abbey and Second Street Cafe, took 3 of the 4 top spots.  You can read the article here.

Fresh Cup Magazine

Back in February, Fresh Cup Magazine wrote a great article about Verve.  Here's a link to the PDF version. 

Architectural Record - Good Design is Good Business

Verve is one of the 8 businesses selected by Architectural Record to receive the annual 'Good Design is Good Business' Award.  The print edition will be available in May, but here's the link to the online announcement (Architectural Record Announcement), and you can read the article here (Architectural Record Article). From Architect...

Santa Cruz Sentinel Front Page // SWRBC 2012

Having the SWRBC right here in Santa Cruz was everything we hoped it would be.  We have an amazing town and community, and everyone at the event seemed to really enjoy being here.  A huge thanks to all of the Santa Cruz community for helping us pull this off.  The Santa Cruz Sentinel provided non-stop coverage on the event, and ...

LA Weekly // SWRBC Coverage

LA Weekly wraps up the SWRBC with an article about the finalists for both the Brewer's Cup and Barista Competition this weekend.  We are so proud of our wholesale partners who made it to the Brewer's Cup finals!  Amazing work out there Fix Coffee, Single Origin, and Bellano!

Edible Monterey

Edible Monterey, a print publication that covers the local foodie scene, wrote an article about Verve in their recent edition.  If you are in the area, feel free to stop into one of our cafes and pick up a free print version.  If not, here's a link to the online article: Edible Monterey.

SF Weekly Decaf Blog

Noah Sanders just wrote a piece in the SF Weekly talking about decaf coffee.  He explains how coffee is decaffeinated, and why decaffeinated coffees have historically had such a bad name.  Colby had the opportunity to weigh in with some insightful thoughts on how we'll likely be seeing the quality of decaf coffee improve pretty drama...

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