Buddy Brew Coffee opens seventh location on Bay to Bay Blvd.

Buddy Brew Coffee opens seventh location on Bay to Bay Blvd.
TAMPA, Florida (Dec. 2, 2021) — Buddy Brew Coffee has opened a new cafe on Bay to Bay Blvd. in Tampa. Located at 3304 West Bay to Bay Boulevard, it’s the brand's seventh location.
Co-founder Dave Ward told reporters at the grand opening,“Besides the opening of our first cafe on Kennedy Avenue, this has been the most exciting so far. Seeing this space take shape during such a challenging, unpredictable year has been a source of great joy for us. We’ve put a lot of love into it and we can’t wait to share that with our customers.”
Dave and Susan Ward began roasting specialty coffee beans with a commercial roaster in their garage in 2007. The flagship Buddy Brew cafe and roaster opened at 2020 West Kennedy Avenue in 2010.
Six more locations have since opened across the region, including coffee bars inside the Oxford Exchange, historic Park Tower and the Tampa International Airport. Additionally, Buddy Brew whole bean and ground coffees are available in independent cafes and retail partners across the state, including Whole Foods and Publix
“We started this business because of our wild love for coffee," said Co-founder Susan Ward. "There is something magical that happens over a good cup of coffee. It brings people together and creates a sense of community."
The company motto, “Brew Good; Do Good,” is evidenced by a commitment to sourcing coffees ethically and sustainably, and giving back to support small coffee farmers — especially women-owned co-ops in Rwanda, providing work and fair wages for the many widows in the region.
Collaboration coffees, like Rainforest Roast, which supports the reforestation of the Kibira Rainforest, and Joyride Roast which supports Tampa nonprofit onbikes, are also integral to the mission.
Buddy Brew is an active member of the Tampa community, engaging in numerous charitable partnerships. Last year it was named Small Business of the Year by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Editor's note: Buddy Brew opened its eighth location at Armature Works in Tampa Heights April 22, 2021. A new cafe at the University of South Florida is slated to open May 2023.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Joan Brasher, joanb@buddybrew.com 
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