Streetlevel combines the sweetness of golden marmalade with lightly roasted pecans. Bright acidity akin to a fresh red apple makes this cup pop. Pourover, espresso, or drip...how you brew is up to you.
Antioquia, Santa Bárbara
1600 - 2100 Meters
February - September
Red Apple, Marmalade, Molasses
This year’s first-semester Streetlevel Espresso is a dynamic blend of coffees from two impressive growing regions; Colombia’s Antioquia department, and the inimitable Santa Barbara region of Honduras.
From deep in the Southern reaches of Colombia’s Antioquia department in the mountains of Santa Bárbara, south of Medellín, this farm, Loma Verde, has an altitude between 1700 and 1800 MASL. The perfect combination of warm days and cold nights provide the ideal climate for the slow but constant development of this coffee from the Echavarría family. Not only do we love the citric acidities and bright stone fruit flavors typical of these coffees, but we’re immensely proud to support a family dedicated to providing technical support and access to markets to a region formerly known for production of illicit drugs.
Tasked with balancing-out the Colombian top-notes and giving this year’s first-semester Streetlevel depth, are a selection of lots from Peña Blanca’s Beneficio San Vicente. This selection features coffees produced by small-holder farmers scattered about the fog-shrouded slopes of the Santa Barbara mountain and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our Honduran project-work to our flagship espresso blend.
Streetlevel Espresso works perfectly as your everyday espresso or as a brewed coffee. This version we have been liking pulled fast and medium in output.
Love StreetLevel! Perfect balance of acidity and flavor.
Group Consensus - Best Coffee in the West Coast
During this time of uncertainty and shelter in place, we provided Verve Coffee Beans to our employees as they were all working remotely. It was such a nice treat and everyone that requested a bag or two, has really enjoyed them. We hope to order more in the near future.
Always fast and delicious
There's something about ordering a 5 pound bag of roasted whole bean Streetlevel that sets Verve above the rest. Maybe it's knowing that the day I order it, it's roasted and shipped off to me. Maybe it's that usually within 2 to 3 days of ordering it, I'll get to cut the Verve packaging tape (which BTW is pretty cool), and open the bag containing the beans and inhale that sweet aroma. Or, maybe it's because now, for the next month and a half, I'll get to wake up to a great brew, and dream that I'm back in Santa Cruz, sipping my cup at 1010 Fair Ave, before my morning walk along West Cliff.
Keep up the great job, and thanks for letting me experience a little Santa Cruz on the East Coast :-)
Best coffee ever, either in-store or on line!!!! Quick delivery- great service. Easy on line shopping!
We enjoy Verve Streetlevel very much, thanks, and we are working our way through your inventory week by week. Dan
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.