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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:28am
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Last weekend the weather was warm and sunny and I visited the Pacific ocean at Aptos (6 miles east from Santa Cruz). So driving through Santa Cruz, obviously I also wanted to visit the new Verve Seabright Coffeebar again.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:30am
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Fewer crowds, compared to the party two weeks ago, gave me the chance to have a closer look at the coffee bar. Love these old fashioned ceiling lamps.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:32am
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Costa Rica single origin espresso. Very nice!

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:32am
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The perfect cappuccino! Very smooth rich microfoam steamed to the perfect temperature, which might be too cool for most people, but perfect for me. So smooth. The Costa Rica espresso cut very well through the milk, and also paired very well with the steamed milk. To make a perfect cappa is so difficult that I don't get to enjoy those very often unfortunately.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:33am
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From Seabright drove a few miles to the Verve coffee house on 41st avenue. Sorry doggie, at the moment mommy loves her latte more than you.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:34am
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Street Level espresso at Verve. They know how to pull this espresso the right way. Nice shot!

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011, 2:35am
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Very nice cappuccino made with Streetlevel espresso.

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2011, 1:57am
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I read on Verve’s blog that they opened a third coffee house in downtown Santa Cruz on Pacific avenue. They opened just five days ago.

http://blog.vervecoffeeroasters.com/2011/11/21/pac-ave/

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2011, 1:57am
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The new Pac Ave Verve coffee house actually has a second entrance on Front Street.

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Posted Sat Nov 26, 2011, 1:57am
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Having two entrances means that natural light enters the coffee house from two sides, beautifully illuminating the interior of the coffee house.

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