We Are Hiring
That's right! Both of 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 that have provided both their availability for both Fall and Spring semesters will be given priority. Cheers!
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.
Guest Roaster: Revelator Coffee Company
Established in Birmingham, AL back in 2014, Revelator entered the specialty coffee industry by storm, extending their grasp to now include locations in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. They pride themselves in a no-nonsense approach to the craft of roasting and brewing coffee while remaining committed to a level of service rooted in the culture of Southern hospitality. They choose coffees to fit a simple, seasonal menu, and roast them to celebrate each coffee’s unique character.
We welcome their Misfit blend as our espresso feature. Comprised of beans originating from the seasonal crops of Latin America, Misfit brings full-bodied tones of butterscotch and toasted pecan with lasting notes of baker's chocolate. Misfit instantly won our hearts as a great partner to our tried-and-true house espresso blend.
For a limited time we will also be featuring their "El Tambor" Guatemalan single-origin beans on our drip selection at both shops. This thoroughly quenching coffee has a cantaloupe-tangerine acidity. With lots of Wurther's Original notes and hints of cranberry and guava, El Tambor has a satisfyingly creamy body that leaves you wanting more.
Soma Spotlight - Bloomington Breakaway 5K Run & Walk
As an independent and local business, we are committed to taking an active role in giving back to the community. Seasonally, we partner up with a local non-profit organization for our Spotlight program. In addition to providing a monetary donation, we make an effort to raise awareness toward their cause through advertising both within their shops and in social media.
Join us on Saturday, September 10th at 8:30 AM for the newest addition to our lineup of sponsored community events- The Bloomington Breakaway 5K Run & Walk. Starting directly outside our Kirkwood location, this year's course leads one through the heart of Indiana University's scenic campus; including past the Showalter Fountain and through the Sample Gates. Registration details can be found in the link above. The first 50 runners and the first 50 walkers to register will be awarded a Soma Pint glass ($10 value). Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There will also be prizes available for the top 3 finishers in each age group and the top 3 walk-finishers! All proceeds will directly benefit this season's Soma spotlight, Sycamore Land Trust.
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.