Cleveland's Bonlife Coffee Expanding

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cleveland's Bonlife Coffee is expanding, and is set to open a second Cleveland location opening Dec. 1, in the Cleveland Public Library, downtown.

In addition to offering the finest farmer direct coffees from around the world,; they will also be offering specialty teas, smoothies, sodas, an assortment of fresh baked goods and a selection of fair trade products supporting artisans both locally and across the globe.

The new Retail Café, for the local Coffee Roaster, is located in the main branch of the Cleveland Public Library, downtown Cleveland at 795 Church St, within walking distance of downtown businesses and Lee University. The Facility includes ample seating, free wifi, and will feature unique brew methods available nowhere else, officials said.

To help celebrate the grand opening they will be giving away an office coffee party for a downtown business, and they’ll also be featuring their specialty drinks including the legendary Bacon Mocha and seasonal favorites including the Gingerbread Latte.

“We’re always looking for more and better ways to share our farm direct coffees locally; this location allows us to reach a segment of our community that may not have heard our story yet, and help them understand the impact of their coffee purchases,” said Erika Moore, Bonlife president.

Bonlife is still accepting applications for the newest location. In addition to selling much of the brewing equipment they use on site, they will also be featuring Bonlife branded merchandise and fresh food for purchase.

They will have weekly brewing method demonstrations as well as educational classes on coffee and coffee growing countries. Some of their fair-trade merchandise includes Divine Chocolates, a farmer owned cocoa manufacturer, People for Care and Learning’s Jewelry initiative which is providing income and hope for girls in Cambodia, and

Know Hope, which takes used coffee burlap bags and up cycles them into various purses and messenger bags and uses the profits to provide orphan support in several countries. “We want to find people and organizations that are making a difference and partner with them to increase impact” said Ms. Moore.

Bonlife Coffee, a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and 1% for the Planet, was founded to help customers Drink a Better Story by shortening the distance from farmer to consumer and has done so by establishing direct relationships with coffee farmers in countries around the world, from Thailand to Haiti to Uganda.

For more information you can visit their website www.bonlifecoffee.com as well as their Facebook page www.facebook.com/bonlifecoffee and Twitter @bonlifecoffee, or call 423 464-6160.

 

For more information on The Cleveland Public Library visit www.clevelandlibrary.org or call 423-472-2163



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