SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verve Coffee Roasters, a Santa-Cruz based specialty coffee company that produces the world’s highest quality craft coffee, announces the opening of Verve Roastery Del Sur at 500 Mateo Street. The 7,000 square-foot cafe, roastery and restaurant in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District will be open to the public this Friday, August 23. Named one of the best roasters in America, Verve is continuing its strong growth trajectory and reputation for innovation with the opening of its Los Angeles flagship location. This location marks Verve’s fourth cafe in Los Angeles and 14th location overall, with cafes in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Japan.
Our new first-of-its-kind roastery experience in the Arts District will give coffee and food lovers the chance to look behind the curtain at the next wave of craft coffee,” said Colby Barr, Co-Founder of Verve Coffee Roasters. “This space showcases our continued innovation and growth as a brand, while establishing a home for our team and community in Los Angeles. It is a combination of a roastery, test kitchen, beverage innovation center, training lab and event space, while still upholding what we live and breathe everyday – coffee.”
The primary goal of the new Verve roastery is to create small-batch, made-to-order coffee for the entire Southern California market. To celebrate the opening of Roastery Del Sur, Verve has created a unique Mateo Blend, inspired by LA culture, which will be available at all Verve cafes in LA. To further enhance the coffee experience, the space will feature a craft coffee bar with hand-mixed coffee-centric drinks as well as 18 taps for draft beverages. Some of the standout coffee-style items from Verve’s non-alcoholic bar program include:
- A selection of Verve’s Nitro Flash Brew
- Smoked Chicory Latte
- Cascara Negroni
- Old Flashioned
Verve Roastery Del Sur features a full menu and grab-and-go options led by chef Mario Tolentino, formerly of ‘Curio Bar SF’ and ‘The Market.’ Tolentino is a “Chopped Champions” winner and has worked in Michelin rated restaurants; he is assuming the role of Verve’s first Executive Chef, kicking-off Verve’s elevated food experience to match the existing high-quality coffee program. The 110-seat restaurant will offer an entirely new, seasonal and sustainable menu, with rotating specials and top-quality bread and pastry offerings from Superba and Erin McKenna.