Over the past few weeks there’s been a few things rattling around about the best place to grab a coffee on Lark, Caffe Vero. They had announced they were closing, but nothing ever closed. All of a sudden there was a sign on the door asking to be forgiven for any missteps during a transition to new management. And they’re still open, every day. A few less things on the walls, few different people behind the bar, but the door’s still open.
The veil has been ripped off and the news has been announced that local coffee enthusiast and all-around solid dude Ron Grieco is now in charge of Vero, which is now officially Stacks Espresso Bar. Ron and his partner Tyler Wrightson now outright own the business and have sweeping changes planned.
One of the biggest things to note is that this will be a multi-roaster cafe. No other spot around is this as roasters will offer incentivized pricing and even loans of coffee gear for exclusivity. This allows all of the coffee in the shop to constantly rotate, not just from roast, blend or region, but roaster as well. In addition to regular drip coffee from the trusty Fetco, there will be a pour-over bar, aptly titled ‘the slow bar’ featuring specific coffees that lend themselves to this style of brewing. There will also be a ton of changes on the inside of the space, which have nothing to do with coffee but everything to do with your ability to sit down and enjoy your drink and snacks.
Stacks Espresso Bar will officially be opened and launched soon, but stop in as there’s a lot changing each day. The best place to grab a cup of coffee on Lark will only get better from here on out.