PHOTO AND STYLING BY ELIZABETH BIRNBAUM
Local coffee roasters really know how to wake us up every morning and keep the Monterey Bay area buzzing. Top row (l-to-r): Cat & Cloud, Santa Cruz; North Coast Roasting, Santa Cruz; Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz; Hidden Fortress Coffee Roasting, Watsonville. Second row (l-to-r): 11th Hour Coffee, Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting; Captain & Stoker, Monterey. Bottom left: Alta Organic Coffee Roasting, Santa Cruz. Bottom right: Steeped Coffee, Scotts Valley. Other local roasters worth seeking out include: Acme Coffee Roasting, Seaside; The Beerded Bean, Salinas; Coffeeville, Watsonville; and Vertigo Coffee Roasters in San Juan Bautista.
At Edible Monterey Bay, our mission is to celebrate the local food cultures of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, season by season.