In 2003, 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.
With just two children then, Rodney roasted beans for his friends and family in a ten-year-old popcorn maker in his kitchen. Not surprisingly, the popper soon couldn’t keep up with the demand from fans. Sozo is now home to the most sophisticated and eccentric (a key component to life for the Hensleys) coffee roasting and catering equipment.
Even though they’re outnumbered by their 4 children, Rodney and Mindy still have the energy and wherewithal to continue pursuing their passion: the FRESHEST COFFEE anywhere!
Sozo is a coffee roasting company with a bakery located in Ionia, Michigan. All coffees are hand roasted in-house. The bakery uses natural and organic ingredients to create their “made from scratch” goodies. Sozo coffee beans are used at many coffee shops around Michigan as well as a grocery store. Beans are also shipped all over the United States to coffee shops, businesses, and churches.