Julien's Journal January 2017 (Volume 42, Number 1) - Page 39

JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 2017

The freshly roasted coffee beans are placed in the funnel shaped totes . The totes are moved to the blending station where they get mixed with other beans according to each recipe blend . Photo by John Moran .
Bagged and ready for shipping , Verena Street Coffee is family-owned and operated . Photo by John Moran .
satisfaction . And with that commitment to excellence , the company , founded in December of 2010 , has grown by leaps and bounds . Within a year and a half , Verena Street Coffee was available in 190 grocery stores in Iowa and by January of 2016 , 700 local and regional grocery stores handled the coffee . Currently , Verena Street Coffee is stocked on the shelves of over 800 grocery stores in Iowa , Illinois , Wisconsin , and Minnesota .
Customers may choose to participate in the coffee subscription service that ensures they are never without their favorite cup of java through the Verena Street Coffee website at www . VerenaStreet . com . With a 10 % discount and a $ 6.00 flat rate fee for shipping , the price is hard to beat . Shipping is free on orders over $ 35 . Available in whole bean , ground , and single serve , Verena Street Coffee can also be found regionally at Walmart and Sam ’ s Club and is available through Amazon . com .
With the kind of growth they have experienced , it ’ s no surprise that additional space became a necessity . Their original facility was expanded to 7,500 square feet in 2014 and in December of 2015 , Eric and Michael broke ground on their new 34,000 square foot building at 720 Verena Ct . They moved into their new location in October of 2016 . With continued growth expected , the new facility can be expanded to 120,000 square feet to meet future demand .
If the construction of a new facility wasn ’ t enough to keep the cousins busy , Verena Street Coffee Co . recently collaborated with
Potosi Brewing Company to develop Shot Tower Espresso Stout . Kegged on August 8 , 2016 and cased the next day , Shot Tower Espresso Stout is available in both kegs and cans at local groceries as well as at the Potosi Brewing Company . With an espresso aroma
and rich coffee flavor with hints of roasted malt and chocolate , it is topped off with a generous mocha head . Could there be a better way to start your day ? Grab your cup and get a cuppa , cuppa , cuppa of Verena Street Coffee today ! ❖
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