Happy Birthday, Flour Child Bakery

A round of applause and a joyous “Happy Birthday!” to Flour Child Bakery on turning one-year old and enduring a successful first year of business. To celebrate their achievements, Flour Child Bakery will be having an open house and ribbon cutting between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 4th (pssst ... that's today!).  Bloom Coffee Roasters will be in attendance and we urge you all to join us in the festivities. Flour Child Bakery is located at 323 S. Bridge Street in Grand Ledge (48837).

Pour-Over Days With A Side Of That Donut Glaze

We are proud to announce that Groovy Donuts will be hosting Bloom Coffee Roasters for “Pour Over Days” at their East Lansing location this Tuesday, September 26th. Between 8:00am and 1:00pm, Bloom Coffee Roasters’ staff will be setting up shop inside Groovy Donuts to offer “pour overs,” a hand-poured method of brewing coffee considered to be part of the third wave coffee industry.

Love Letters To Lansing

Dear Lansing,

Bloom Coffee Roasters has been truly honored to share in your lives. We look forward to that moment when the door opens and you walk through. We eagerly await news of your day, to hear how you're doing -- good or bad -- and we're deeply privileged to journey through life in our community, together.

As of late, we’ve felt a strong need to connect with you on a deeper level.

In times of confusion and change, we place heavy importance on connection and open-mindedness. We aspire to provide a safe place for you. To understand and embrace you -- no matter who you are. It would be easy for our community to draw back, to guard ourselves, and grow defensive or suspect. But we believe there is so much more to us than this. So many more reasons to lean in and love. We believe this is Lansing's opportunity to Bloom.

With that being said, we are are proud to launch "Love Letters To Lansing."

The Bloom Coffee Roasters family (our staff, management and owners) will be writing letters of love and encouragement to the people of our city. We will post our own Love Letters to Lansing across our social media and display them in our café.

And, starting Tuesday, February 7th, we would love for you to join us.

We will have printed postcards for YOU to write your letters of love, hope, inspiration and welcoming. Once you’ve completed your postcard, bring it to our baristas in return for a free beverage. And we’ll also throw in a coupon for 10% off of any drink on our menu (redeemable February 21 -  March 20, 2017).

We are eager to celebrate what makes the people of our Capital City, and the heart of the Mitten State, so great. And we can’t wait for you to join us. So, take a moment (or a few days) to write your love letter, and when you return it to Bloom Coffee Roasters, you can kick back and enjoy the beverage of your choosing, on us, while patting yourself on the back for a job well done.

We understand that some of you may not want EVERYONE reading your Love Letter to Lansing, so we'll allow you to choose whether you'd like us to hang them in our cafe or post them on social media, or neither. And, who knows, if enough people participate, perhaps we'll take them right to the capitol building, itself. Why not? There's enough love for us all.

We hope you welcome the opportunity to share your thoughts.

Love,

Bloom Coffee Roasters

 

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Arts Night Out at Bloom Coffee Roasters Soft Opening

The anticipation is over! After more than a year and half of planning, pitching, deconstructing, and constructing, Bloom Coffee Roasters is welcoming the public to our cafe for the first time!

We owe all who have been excited, supportive, passionate and (most of all) patient an infinite amount of gratitude. You are a major part of why we love going to work every day. We will strive every day to show you how thankful we are.

As our very first act of thankfulness, Bloom Coffee Roasters would like to invite Greater Lansing to join us on July 1st for a limited hours, soft-opening featuring Arts Night Out.  Come check out our cafe, enjoy coffee and treats, and discover some exquisite local art!

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Café Coming Soon and You Want Answers. Here You Go.

Do you love coffee (like, can’t-function-without-it love it)? Do you enjoy well-designed, comfy spaces? Do you get inspired by local art and eclectic music? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we’ve got good news for you! Bloom Coffee Roaster’s cafe will be opening soon and is going to make your heart flutter.  We will no longer only be roasting your coffee… we will be brewing it for you too!

11 Places You Can Find Our Coffee

At Bloom Coffee Roasters, we believe that coffee brings people together in a way nothing else can. We are proud to finally announce that our cafe will be making its home in Lansing, the heart of Michigan. Lansing serves as a home base for many small businesses as they embark on their journeys. The community of small businesses here has prospered due in part to the culture of collaboration and support. With dozens of start-ups emerging, there is not a place we would rather grow our business. Our company values and is committed to supporting local, small, Michigan-based companies. We know we personally would not be here today if it weren’t for those that have supported us!

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It is time to #KnowYourRoaster

Roasting coffee is both an art and science, and any roaster may favor one over the other in their roasting techniques. Personally, I like to think of coffee roasting as more of a fine art - similar to playing music. There is no hard and fast, right or wrong way to roast. The experience of sourcing beans, sample roasting them, brewing the cup properly, and enjoying the experience, is what roasting is all about. Similar to a musician who locks himself in a cabin in the woods to write and record a brilliant album, he hits a point where he's ready to share his art with the world. Roasting is my art, and I enjoy sharing it with anyone who's interested.

It is with that sentiment in mind that we want to share our #KnowYourRoaster movement. Coffee has a distinct way of bringing people and ideas together in the simplest and most intriguing way. It has been our mission since the day we opened, to stir a desire in our community of coffee lovers (and beyond) to get to know the roaster who is responsible for crafting the coffee they enjoy.

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Coffee Brewing Series: Pour-Over

Pour-Over coffee brewing methods have become an increasingly popular brewing option for home coffee enthusiasts and coffee shop baristas alike. Pour-Over Brewing provides the ability to control every variable in the brewing process, create the perfect cup based on personal preference, and highlight the uniquely distinct characteristics of every coffee brewed. This raised awareness and popularity of Pour-Over Brewing has resulted in the creation of innovative new devices as well as the resurrection of old brewing methods. Here, we'll talk about our favorite Pour-Over brewing methods, and the differences between them. 

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Gift Guide For All The Coffee Lovers

Ahh, the holiday season. As the temperature drops, the snow begins to fall, and the sweet smell of baked goods begin to fill your home, the search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones commences. Don’t worry, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide for the coffee lovers in your life.

These gifts are affordable, personable, and full of caffeine!

Why Lansing is a Great Coffee Community

Lansing. Home. We are not the result of everyone else. We are not the product of another place. We are a community. A community with a backbone. We work tirelessly, built on solid foundations of utter greatness, transformed into modern, progressive brilliance. Once great agricultural achievement, automotive innovation and a thriving coffee industry have paved the way for a fresh food culture, technological innovation and most importantly (to us), a community of artistic coffee roasters and craft coffee brewers that inspires the like-minded folk to band together and uplift Lansing’s coffee culture to gain critical appeal.

Meet Bloom Coffee Roasters

It was the summer of 2012 when I woke up on a Monday morning, the week after I graduated college with a journalism degree, to find that about 300 journalists had been laid off from the Chicago Tribune. I remember calling my mother in a panic hoping someone could give me a solution or calm me down. She said, “why don’t you just go apply at the coffee shop? You need to have something to pay the bills.”