Nearly five years ago Bonlife Coffee brought locally roasted, sustainably sourced coffees to Cleveland. Since it has won numerous awards and accolades as one of the best coffee roasters in the country, including recently winning five medals in the Golden Bean Competition of North America.
Bonlife won awards in all five categories entered among over 800 coffee roasters from across the country, at the competition which was recently held in Portland, Oregon.
“It’s humbling to be among such a large group of peers and be recognized for the hard work we do,” said James Turner, head roaster, who has been with the company since it first opened in Cleveland in 2012.
Later this month, it will open its new larger retail roasting workshop at 1807 Keith Street, next door to the main post office in Stuart Park Plaza. In preparation for the move it is seeking to hire several more experienced coffee curators, as well as add an artisan baker and pastry expert to the team.
“We’re proud to expand our offerings in time for the holidays, serving Cleveland even more Bonlife, offering a locally owned, quality alternative to the drive thru coffee chains; where people can gather and enjoy a unique, locally roasted coffee with friends."
Some of its artisan direct goods include Divine Chocolates, a farmer owned cocoa manufacturer, Cleveland’s own Fitted Stitches, Free2Fly, quality hand made goods from Spotted Dog Anglers and many more. “We want to find people and organizations that are making a difference and partner with them to increase impact.”
Bonlife Coffee, a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, was founded to help you “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 Guatemala to Uganda.