We had high expectations and I’m thrilled to report that Verve has met them all. First off, I’m totally in love with the aesthetic. The new joint –which is also where they’ve moved their roasting operations to — is in an old warehouse so it has that very post-industrial look I’ve come to love. I also love the planters full of succulents they have outside. You see this type of landscaping all over Santa Cruz but I never stop digging it.
More importantly, the coffee is legit. BK has very high standards for cappucino and has quickly declared the one at Verve to be the best he’s ever had. This declaration has held true after several visits too – no one-hit wonder here!
Everyone who works here has been very cool and nice, and I like how they even have their own hand-stamped cups. Is it cheap? No way jose, but hey, that’s what you expect for high quality….and considering this place is just a few blocks from our apartment, well, let’s just say I’m definitely crushing hard on Verve.
And for those on the east coast, Verve coffee can be had at a place in Long Island City. Or you can get your fix through a newish venture called GoCoffeeGo.