Events & Blog


Wednesday, May 13th, 2009  |  Downtown, Events, News  | 

Upcoming Gallery Shows from the Ann Arbor Women Artists

Sweetwaters has been working with the Ann Arbor Women artist on creating fun and exciting shows for our Downtown location. We are now proud to announce the gallery line up for the rest of 2009. The Ann Arbor Women Artists is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1951 and has approximately 230 women and a few men with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan, ranging from beginning to professional artists. The purpose of the AAWA is to stimulate creativity in order to continually raise the quality of the art produced.

May 4th to June 29th

Marlene Blum- Acrylics

Dawn Sgriccia- Oil

Cariline O’Neil – Photography

June 29th  to August 31st

Pam Rosselle – Watercolor

Ilona Brustad – Acrylic

Theresa Rojas - Acrylic

August 31st to Nov 2nd

Laila Kujala – Photography

Barb Anderson – Acrylic

Ruth Krzyzowski - Oil, pastels

Nov 2nd to Jan 4th

Barbara S. Anderson – Acrylics

Susan Craig – Mixed media

Vickie Peterson-Michalak - Digital/mixed media

For more information about the Ann Arbor Women Artists, please check out their website

Thursday, March 26th, 2009  |  News  | 

Sweetwaters Featured on

Now the whole world can see what Ann Arborites love about Sweetwaters! has released an article of America’s Hometown Favorites and Sweetwaters along with Ann Arbor were the only places featured for Michigan!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009  |  Delicious, News, Stories  | 

The Bees Learn about Coffee in Hawaii

Founders Lisa and Wei recently visited Kauai and toured the coffee plantation where our featured coffee is grown and harvested. They experienced first hand the warm sunny weather, volcanic soil, and ocean breezes that combine to produce a bean that is less acidic and broader in taste.

They learned that the wonderful consistency of Kauai coffee’s is due to all the beans being grown on a single estate. To keep the estate pristine and productive for future generations the plantation uses many environmentally friendly processes to reduce its impact on the estate and this beautiful island;  water used for processing the beans is filtered and reused for irrigation, 100% renewable energy is used via the city’s hydro electricity plant, water and fertilizer is applied directly to the roots making them the largest drip irrigation coffee estate in the world!

We are featuring Kauai coffee during the months of March and April. Try a cup and taste why we love this tropical and well balanced coffee.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009  |  Delicious, News  | 

Experience a little bit of France right here at Sweetwaters


Now available at Sweetwaters Downtown and Plymouth Green. Coming soon to Kerrytown!

Thursday, February 5th, 2009  |  Events, News  | 

Sweetwaters Plymouth Green Grand Opening Recap

We continued the Sweetwaters tradition of having a lion dance at the opening of another new store. The colorful lions and loud booming drums were truly amazing. We combined our grand opening with a Chinese New Year celebration by having Chinese Yo-Yo performers and traditional Chinese stories told by Ann Arbor’s Frances Kai-Hwa Wang. Sweetwaters Plymouth Green was filled with lots of smiling faces all enjoying the festivities. If you missed our celebration, we’ve posted pictures and videos below. Hopefully you can come to the opening of the next Sweetwaters…..

Video of the Lion Dance

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009  |  Events, News  | 

Get Connected to Sweetwaters

Friend us. Follow us. Watch us. Whatever it is you do on the internet we want to be apart of it. Sweetwaters is now on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

Don’t miss out on events, contests and give aways. Become our Facebook Friend.

Want to know Sweetwaters fun facts and “behind the scenes” information? Follow us on Twitter.

Did you miss our Grand Opening? Don’t worry you can see everything you missed and more on Youtube.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009  |  Events, News  | 

Grand Opening and Chinese New Year Event, Saturday, January 31, 2009 12noon

On January 31st, we’re celebrating the opening of our new store, so grab a Ginger Lemon Tea, a delicious pastry, and a milkshake or Italian soda for the kids and enjoy some great family entertainment. Welcome to your new northside Sweetwaters!

Monday, January 19th, 2009  |  Events, News  | 

Announcing the opening of the Sweetwaters at Plymouth Green Crossings!

At 6am on January 19th, we will be opening the doors of our newest cafe located in Plymouth Green Crossings! We have received so many emails from our customers anticipating this opening and it is finally here!

3393 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor
Plymouth & Green Rd.

M – F 6am-11pm

Sat – Sun 7am-11pm

Thursday, November 13th, 2008  |  Events, News  | 

Tea Tasting at The New Chelsea Market, Chelsea, MI, Saturday, November 15, 2008 10am-2pm

Come taste Sweetwaters Teas now offered at The New Chelsea Market.
Sampling loose leaf teas and our most popular artisan-brewed Ginger-Lemon Tea.

Customers love our teas and now if you live close to or in Chelsea you can find Sweetwaters Teas at The New Chelsea Market, a local specialty grocer.

Thursday, September 4th, 2008  |  Events, News  | 

Gimme Shelter Fundraiser


Help local families in need through the Alpha House “Gimmie Shelter” fundraiser. Alpha House gives shelter and aid to local families while also helping them secure and maintain their own homes. Last year the Gimmie Shelter dinner and silent auction raised over $92,000 for Alpha House! Sweetwaters will be providing coffee. So, pick up a fresh cup of coffee and join us in supporting this important local organization.

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Morris Lawrence Bldg. at Washetnew Community College.
Ann Arbor, MI
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