Verena Street Shot Tower Espresso Whole Bean – 2024 Review

Verena Street Hot Tower Espresso Whole Bean coffee is named after the quiet neighborhood nestled in the Mississippi River valleys of Dubuque, Iowa where we grew up.

In the early 2000s, Verena Street was removed for highway expansion and the narrow lane called “Verena Street” survives only in our memories. Hoping to recapture the excitement of our childhood, Verena Street lives on as the namesake of our craft roasted coffee.  

Tower Shot Verena Street Coffee

Tower Shot Verena Street Coffee


The Verena Street beans offer a robust flavor without the burnt taste that can come from some dark or French roast varieties of the best coffee beans. The beans are dark, somewhat oily and very aromatic, and the strong aroma of the beans indicates that they are fresh. The beans give a full-bodied taste, and the aftertaste will angle your mind towards brewing another cup.

To check for freshness you can also check the roasted date that is printed on the side of the packet to see when the beans were roasted, anything within 90 days of you purchasing the beans will indicate that the beans are still fresh and ready to use.

Our sustainable sourcing methods support farmer well-being and sustainable agriculture which aims to protect wildlife, soil & waterways where coffee is grown.

We roast our coffee in small batches and maintain a minimum inventory in the warehouse to ensure you receive coffee fresher than anything you’ve purchased before. 


  • Product dimensions: 6 x 4 x 9 inches.
  • Product weight: 2 pounds.
  • Shipping weight: 2 pounds.
  • Item model number: SYNCHKG067917.
  • Freshly roasted and packaged in Dubuque.
  • Kosher certified by the Orthodox Union.
  • Rich flavor.
  • Rainforest Alliance certified.
  • A local company born in small-town Iowa.
  • Beans roasted in small batches.
  • Some reports of the description of the beans not matching the flavor.
  • The dark roast can be bitter.
  • The origins of Arabica beans are unknown.