And it makes sense, as Cleveland continues to experience an impressive cultural renaissance. Entrepreneurs are flocking to take advantage of the affordability and hospitable reception to new ventures. As big-city markets become saturated with the latest food and drink trends, Cleveland is the perfect spot to capture a previously untapped, yet keenly interested market.
While a handful of artisan coffee roasters have whet Cleveland coffee lovers’ palettes to the finer side of a cup of joe, Cal Verga hopes that duck-rabbit can offer an experience bringing greater awareness to the complex, almost wine-like, qualities that craft coffee has to offer.
"We’re treating coffee as an object of refined taste, in a manner that people are most familiar with treating wine. There are just so many layers of flavor in terms of how a coffee is grown, how it’s processed and what kind of varietal it is, and you can taste all of those qualities in the cup if you’re roasting it and brewing it in the proper way.”