Sweetwaters was Ann Arbor Derby Dimes' top sponsor in 2015. They have held a waffle bar fundraiser at their Ypsilanti location for the Dimes and provided donations at the bouts. When informed about their top sponsor status, the owners of Sweetwaters, Lisa and Wei, consider it a great honor. Lisa Bee said, “We love being a part of such an inclusive organization, and everyone we've met has been very nice and incredibly happy to have us.”
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea was founded in 1993 by Lisa and Wei Bee. Sweetwaters are coffeehouses that not only serve traditional espresso-based drinks but also globally inspired beverages. Many of their offerings are made of premium or all natural ingredients and they take the time to make many of the drink components in-house. A great example of this is Lisa’s personal favorite drink, the Strawberry Bliss, made with yogurt, sweetened cream, and real strawberries.
Lisa and Wei were first drawn to the roller derby scene because they saw a fun group of people who were very passionate and represented a great part of the community that they wanted more people to know about. Lisa noted that her favorite Dime, though her name escaped Lisa, had the scariest makeup on and was one tough cookie. She was a fierce competitor and very exciting to watch!
Sweetwaters has four Ann Arbor locations, and one in Ypsilanti. Visit SweetwatersCafe.com for more information about what Sweetwaters has to offer.
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