Light/Medium

Old Soul Co.

Mexico Yerba Buena

Lemon-lime, caramel, almond.

Presenting cedar, brown sugar, and almond in both aroma and cup, this coffee is well balanced and carries an overarching sweetness. Prominent notes of lemon-lime, honeyed nuts, and caramel blend to compliment a syrupy body.

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Country
Mexico
Region
Colima
Town
San Marcos
Farmer
Montejano Family
Elevation
1100m
Variety
Typica
Process
Semi-Washed Process

Meet Montejano Family

Most coffees grow in volcanic soil, but the nine small farms belonging to the Montejano family take this element to a whole new level. Their approximately 1 hectare farms are snuggled on the slopes of Volcán de Colima, the most active volcano in North America. An accumulated ten years of volcanic ash have created incredibly rich soil, but more than that, this not-so-sleeping giant erupted on February 11th 2014, coughing out so much lava that the Montejanos and the other residents of the small town of San Marcos were forced to evacuate their farms and houses.Two years later, they still have not been cleared to return to live, because ​Mt. Colima, or Volcán de Fuego still spews out ash; San Marcos has become a ghost town.

However, the Montejano families have not given up on their coffee. They press on with determination, producing world class coffee in spite of adversity, returning to tend their farms each weekend on a special government clearance. Together they produce approximately 12 bags annually, and buyers queue up to get even a portion of this unique and flavorful coffee.

Colima , Mexico

Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Veracruz aren’t the only regions that grow coffee in Mexico, just the best known. The Colima region/state is home to 856 coffee farmers, members of small cooperatives,who export their coffee under the Intragadora cooperative. Prior to the latest eruption of Volcán de Fuego, all coffee coming from Colima was sold to roasters in Mexico itself.

Mexico is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, and the largest coffee trade partner with the United States of America, and yet of the 12 states that grow coffee, most aren’t even known by name. This is due in part to the fact that only about 10-15% of Mexico’s coffee is considered specialty grade. But with the advent of the Cup of Excellence, coffee farmers are taking more interesting in the quality of their coffee, not just the quantity. This coffee from the Montejano families is proof that as specialty coffee becomes a goal, we’ll be tasting a new generation of flavors and learning some new names from the Mexican coffee scene.

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Location
Sacramento, CA
Contact
Email
916-475-6192

Old Soul Co.

Started by Tim Jordan and Jason Griest in an obscure alley in Sacramento in 2006, Old Soul Co. has grown rapidly but still enthusiastically shares the same vision ten years later: "celebrate the artisan aspects of bread baking and coffee roasting and dedicate ourselves to getting better at our crafts everyday!"

Old Soul's coffee sourcing practices set them apart: owner Jason Griest travels to as many of the farms growing Old Soul's coffees as possible. In Sacramento, Old Soul is deeply involved in volunteering and giving back to the community. The roasting company has received many 90+ and "Best Of" awards over the past years.

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