Drink of the Week: Verve Instant Coffee

Verve instant coffeeInstant coffee has come a long way, with more coffee companies making their brews available in a flash through improved methods of production. Among the more notable additions to the instant landscape is Santa Cruz-based Verve, which has been roasting coffee for more than a decade. Made in collaboration with the instant coffee experts at Swift Cup, the Verve’s instant coffee is available in three varieties: the signature Streetlevel blend and single origins Kathakwa from Kenya and Edgardo Tinoco from Honduras. The individual packets make a 10-ounce cup of coffee, either hot or iced, that could easily pass for fresh brewed—just stir and sip. $16-17/6 packets, huckberry.com