June's Spotlight: Best Buddies Leadership Conference
We are proud sponsors of the amazing Best Buddies organization! For the past 14 years, they have held their leadership conference here in Bloomington at Indiana University. We are honored that they continue the tradition for a 15th year!
Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a global movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The leadership conference will bring together leaders with and without intellectual and development disabilities from middle schools, high schools and colleges from around the world. They provide training tailored to their leadership role, which includes developing leadership skills needed to manage and maintain a Best Buddies chapter at their own schools.
As an independent and local business, Soma Coffeehouse and Juice Bar is committed to taking an active role in giving back to the community. Throughout the year, we select a non-profit organization within the Bloomington region for our spotlight program. In addition to providing a donation to the organization, we make an effort to raise awareness for the cause through advertising both within our shops and on social media
Guest Roaster: Cafe Grumpy
We strive to promote specialty coffee from sourcing to roasting to brewing in a socially and environmentally responsible manner by maintaining transparency and developing positive relationships with the people we work with along every step of the process."
"LAS FLORES" EL CIELITO, SANTA BÁRBARA, HONDURAScarries notes golden raisin, praline, apricot, and plum - a delightful contrast from the luscious chocolate and smokiness found in our Soma house blend espresso. Las Flores is produced by César Fernandez as a part of Beneficio San Vicente. San Vicente has played an integral part in quality control and exportation for many producers in Honduras, and they continue to raise the bar for specialty coffee in Santa Bárbara and the surrounding areas. With the ongoing support of Café Grumpy and Beneficio San Vicente, César is able to produce outstanding coffee year after year.
Soma Crosstown, our newest location!
Soma is proud to announce that we have expanded to the northeast side of IU's beautiful Bloomington campus. We opened our third location to a warm welcome from patrons both new and seasoned. Have you stopped by the Crosstown location yet at 1815 East 10th Street? If not, you are in for a treat! We have the same excellent espresso drinks, drip coffee, smoothies, juices and smiling baristas, offered in a chic, spacious environment. Our hours of operation are 6am-9pm Monday-Friday and 7am-9pm on the weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!
We Are Hiring
That's right! Our shops are now actively reviewing applications. If you have a passion for coffee, people, and becoming a bigger part of your wonderful Bloomington community, get a hold of us! Our application can be found here Please note that we expect a 6 month commitment at minimum from our baristas. With that in mind, applicants must submit their hours of availability for the majority of this 6 month window in order to be considered.
Call to Artists
We are interested in displaying art in our shops. Are you interested in displaying in our shops? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat about it.
Updated Coffee Menu
As the coffee growing and harvesting seasons change in different regions of the world, so do our available roasts. Some previously offered roasts will no longer be, and some unfamiliar ones may start to show up. A fully edited coffee menu will be updated on this site to help for those who buy beans and for those interested in knowing what might be offered as a daily drip coffee rotation. As always, we love to hear feedback about your favorite or least-favorite roasts!
Have a Tea Party!
You've been asking for it, and finally we've got it: bulk loose-leaf tea! All 32 types of our tea are now available in quarter, half, or one pound bags (or bring in your own container to fill for a small discount). We'll try to keep them all stocked well, but if you know you want a large amount, please give us a little heads up.