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Blend

Sermon

Roast Level

5

10

Medium roast

Origins
Colombia & East Africa

Reviews

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So easy to wake up to

Fruit forward and full-bodied, Sermon is playful and approachable brewed or as espresso. This easy-drinking blend is built from thoughtfully chosen naturally-processed coffees from East Africa that contribute deep sweetness and berry notes—coupled with a washed Colombian component that provides structure and balance. Behold, your perfect morning.

Brewing Suggestions

Sermon is my favorite because it's the perfect example of a coffee that combines chocolatey and fruity notes. It is such a versatile blend and can be brewed in many different ways and still create a beautifully decadent cup.

Mar Perez

Melrose Cafe Manager

French Press

Coffee

35 grams

Grind

Coarse

Water

500 grams

Ratio

1:14

Time

5:00

Espresso

Coffee

19.7-20 grams in

Grind

Fine

Water

28-32 grams out

Ratio

N/A

Time

23-26 sec.

Aeropress

Coffee

14 grams

Grind

Medium

Water

210 grams

Ratio

1:15

Time

2:15

STORY

The Sermon has always been a new take on an old classic. A round body, bittersweet cocoa notes, and a berry sweetness are what we consistently strive for. Each season, we taste dozens of offerings to find the perfect combination to achieve this end. 

Every year we cup hundreds of samples from our partners in Uganda, Ethiopia, and Colombia. Through this effort, we find the best, not just in terms of coffee quality but also in complementary flavor profiles.

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Customer Reviews

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Joe R.
Best way to stay caffeinated during the pandemic

As a Santa Cruz to Los Angeles transplant (going on 15 years now though), I've been so happy seeing coffee from my hometown available in our shops here. When the pandemic started though, we just decided to that mega-coffee brand in bulk from Costco as a way to hunker down. A few months in, we realized that some things in life are worth splurging for, and discovered the Verve ships. So, we tried two types. They shipped immediately (from SC, not the LA location), and we received them 2 days later. The coffee was THE BOMB. We ordered both the Streetlevel and the Sermon. I'll be reordering both.

Life's short, buy good coffee.

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Joshua R.
My favorite espresso of all time

Honestly, I think a lot of tasting notes that roasters use to describe their coffee are bs. The Sermon is a stunning exception to that. I literally taste blueberries and chocolate in my espresso. It’s vibrant, juicy, and rich with no hints of an underdeveloped roast that’s so common nowadays. It’s so so so so tasty. As the seasons change and green bean availability changes I hope Verve can maintain this flavor in the cup, because it’s the only bag I want to buy now.

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Alon M.
Great coffee!

Loved the taste of this roast and the delivery during Covid has been especially impressive!

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Alicia P.
Sermon was amazing

Absolutely loved this blend, the baristas at my favorite coffee shop (Undergrounds Coffeehouse) recommended Verve and I am obsessed! I wish there was a sample for all their blends in form of a gift set for my other coffee lovers! 10/10

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Jason G.
Our favorite espresso blend.

A great all around crowd pleaser. Chocolate and blueberry are a great combination. Sermon is a great “tweener” for my wife, who prefers a more traditional toasty/chocolate coffee, and me, who prefers a more acidic/dynamic coffee. Verve has kept this blend amazingly consistent for the two plus years we have been buying it as our daily house espresso.

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Joanna

Smells fantastic. Big ups for the free shipping which got to me lightning fast ⚡️5/5 would order again

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Cheryl B.
Love our Verve!

Local coffee shop who got us hooked on Verve was closed for a couple of months. ... thankfully Verve filled our order quickly, saving the world from our coffee withdrawal attitudes!

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Jeff S.
Sermon preaches on espresso and pour over!

Just finishing 1 Kilo of Verve’s Sermon blend. Have loved it on espresso and as pour over. Roasted and shipped fresh the next day. The the berry notes punched out powerfully the first few days after roasting and then the chocolate seemed to emerge more as the the coffee matured over the next ten days. Will order this one again for sure!

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Jeff L.
Sermon is smooth

I've been experimenting with a couple of your other roasts, but the Sermon is fave so far. And thank you Verve for processing those orders quickly. It's so nice to have great coffee to start my day.

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Maria F.
I love Verve

Sermon is very good but I felt less flavor this time on that particular blend. But still love Verve Coffee