Lucy R. Valena received her fine art degree from Hampshire College in 2007. One week after graduation, she boarded a train by herself with two suitcases and a manual typewriter with the intention of moving to Seattle to write a novel. In that beautiful city filled with rain and strangers, she discovered the magic of good espresso and the creative spark it inspires in people.
In November 2008 Lucy Valena launched Voltage Coffee, an espresso catering service based out of Jamaica Plain, MA. She had the pleasure of pulling shots in a variety of locations for a lot of very interesting people, but what she really longed for was a storefront, a place where she could serve you from across her own counter. With a lot of hard work, help from several brilliant people, and just a little bit of caffeine, this dream has been realized.
Voltage Cafe and Art opened in Cambridge in early 2010 creating the café of her dreams, starting from an empty shell of a building, and into a welcoming hub for all to gather, grab your caffeine on the go, get the creative juices flowing, or just relax. With windows from floor to ceiling, a constant stream of art showings and events, a welcoming crew, and home-made syrups mixing up your daily caffeine fix, it’s easy to see why this is Cambridge’s go-to coffee spot.
For more information on events please visit: www.voltagecoffee.com. Drop in to see Lucy herself M-F from 7-7 or Sunday 9-7 at Voltage Café at 295 3rd Street, Cambridge, MA. Cheers with an espresso, try some of her specials, or support the local artists.
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