Guest Roaster: Four Barrel Coffee
Where does great coffee come from? It comes from third-generation farmers and mill-workers in Latin America, Indonesia, and East Africa. And that’s where we go to find it, forging relationships that ensure quality of life for our producers, and high-quality coffee for our roastery in San Francisco. Don’t get us wrong; one-night stands are great. When it comes to coffee, however, we prefer long-term relationships. That’s why we spend months of every year on the road, visiting and cooperating with the folks who make it all happen, at the source."
Ethiopia Bulga, our guest single-origin espresso carries notes of cotton candy, strawberry, tangerine, and sugar- a delightful contrast from the luscious chocolate and smokiness found in our Soma house blend espresso.
Washed in wild river water and shaded on raised beds, this co-op grown heirloom coffee flourishes in West Arsi. We visited Bulga the very first week its 350 members brought cherry to their clean and shiny new mill. Even back then, the farmers and pickers had obviously adopted a quality-over-quantity ethos: the cherry delivery was... cherry, among the best we’d seen in Ethiopia. This pre-sorting ensured that this venture was totally on point from day one. These people know a thing or two about starting from scratch; their families had settled in these mountains during the droughts of the 1980s. It was an honor to witness these first steps in a new directions.
Job Opening: Assistant Cafe Manager
Love specialty coffee, coaching and leading a small but strong team of employees, and connecting with the dynamic Bloomington community? We are ready to bring another well-qualified individual in on the conversation! Click here for a detailed description of the position and qualifications. Interested in applying? Email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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!
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.
Our Late Summer 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
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.