Saving Good People From Bad Coffee
In 2005, Rodney and Mindy Hensley turned their personal hobbies: roasting fresh coffee beans from start to a perfect cup finish and feeding their growing family natural and organic foods, and combined them to create Sozo Coffee Roasting & Espresso Bar. Since the business has been growing all these years there has been a new logo and many renovations to their roasting facility and cafe.
Rodney roasted beans for his friends and family in a ten-year-old popcorn maker in his kitchen to get the passion brewing. Not surprisingly, the popper soon couldn’t keep up with the demand from fans. Sozo Coffee Roasting expanded from a popcorn popper to a 5lb roaster to finally a 20lb roaster which is a centerpieces in the roasting facility seen through a window in the cafe.
Sozo is a coffee roasting company with a microbakery located in Ionia, Michigan. All coffees are hand roasted in-house. The bakery uses natural and organic ingredients as well as gluten free ingredients to create their “made from scratch” goodies. Sozo coffee beans are used at many coffee shops, churches and events around Michigan.
You can also find a free cup of coffee given out at local businesses and bags sold at a local grocery store. Beans are also shipped all over the United States to individual homes and businesses.