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Verve Coffee Dr. Kefir (Drink of the Week)

Verve Coffee‘s hotly anticipated L.A. arrival finally took place to start 2015. Colby Barr and Ryan O’Donovan, whose last coffeehouse opened in Downtown Santa Cruz in 2011, finally accumulated the coffee talent and financing...
Coffee Santa Cruz

Verve Coffee Roasters: These Caffeinated Roots Still Have Life

When Colby Barr and Ryan O’Donovan founded Verve Coffee Roasters in 2007, they started by the beach in east Santa Cruz. They later opened a stand-alone roasting facility, and just before Thanksgiving, they debuted...
Coffee Santa Cruz

Verve Coffee Roasters (Downtown): Raising Santa Cruz’s Game

In casual conversation and interviews, pretty much every barista, café owner and specialty coffee roaster claims mutual respect. It’s almost as if these companies aren’t actually competing for caffeinated dollars. Still, with all the...