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SCA

April was an exciting month for us as we cheered on three competitors in the US Brewers & Barista competition in Seattle.  All used coffee roasted by Sweet Bloom and our very own Justin Goodhart placed 2nd in Brewers Cup!  Erin Tarectecan from Crema Coffee House - Denver, and Brandon Acuna from Fleet Coffee - Austin placed 14th and 9th respectively, amazing accomplishments for their first year competing! We are so proud of all three!

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Jin

Meet Jin our head roaster. He's been with us for two years now. We sure do appreciate him around here, not just for the consistently great coffee he roasts, but because of the great person he is. Next time you enjoy a cup of Sweet Bloom, raise your cup to Jin.

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Coffee Blossom Honey

We are really excited to offer a super tasty honey from Jorge Mendez, owner of Finca El Apiario, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The hives are set amongst the coffee shrubs and the bees feed on nectar from coffee blossoms. How cool is that? Our partners Onyx Coffee, who import our coffee from Vista Hermosa, are working with Jorge to sell his honey here in the States and we are delighted to share it with you. Tasting notes from our team include floral, herbal, orange zest and a hint of mescal-like smokiness. Purchase

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Visit to Granja la Esperanza

Earlier in April, Andy had the privilege of visiting four farms owned by Rigoberto Herrera, including Cerro Azul, well known for its award winning gesha variety. Both Dawn and Benny from the Cupping Room in Hong Kong used the Cerro Azul in the World Barista and Brewers Cup competitions this year. Rigoberto and his team are amazing people and good friends - it is an honor to work with them and we look forward to building on this relationship in the future!

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Welcome Miguel Vicuña!

We’re thrilled to welcome Miguel Vicuña to the Sweet Bloom team! This guy has some serious SCAA and BGA street cred and we are pretty excited to put his skills to use. Initially Miguel will take over retail management, but will begin to turn his focus to training and education.

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