Region: San Agustín Loxicha, indigenous Zapotec community in the state of Oaxaca
Producer: UNECAFE S.C
We Taste: Caramel, milk chocolate, & orange peel
Beachwood holds a lot of meaning to us. The name comes from Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles, the canyon where we—Ally and Casey—met back in 2013. A place known for its vibrant energy and the creative people it attracts, Beachwood was a place of great growth for us both. Nestled above the noise of the city, it was a place where we felt grounded, inspired, and where great relationships thrived.
It's out of these sentiments—relationships, creativity, and inspiration—that we developed the idea for our Beachwood Coffee. Beachwood is the name on the bag, but inside are coffees to which we hold a special connection. Our goal is for Beachwood to be a showcase for fresh, seasonal coffees that we can talk about through story.
This coffee is also our go-to for espresso, and we roast it with ample development time for ease of extraction and an espresso that tastes great black
Tierra Blanca is a Zapotec indigenous town, located in the southern coastal range between Puerto Escondido and Huatulco.
The cultivation of coffee in this area, and especially for Tierra Blanca, is an agricultural resource with great importance beyond agricultural business. In the region, coffee growing helps maintain a diverse ecosystem by providing a reservoir for rainwater, giving life to the local flora and fauna.
The unique altitude and climate of the Mexican Pacific enhances the quality of the coffee grown in the region, furthering its delicious natural flavor and aroma. Coffees from this region are referred to as having a “Pluma” coffee profile.
Beachwood Canyon is a special place to us not only because we met there, but because of how much we grew there, and for how it inspired us. It's always been a place favored by creative people. HP Blavatsky, Charlie Chaplin, Aldous Huxley, Charles Bukowski, and Dr. Seuss would have counted among our neighbors had lived there at an earlier time. While the canyon is frequented by tourists driving up to snap photos of the Hollywood sign, the locals pass quietly on by to their homes above the din of the city; enjoying quiet walks and utilizing the many staircases tucked away into the hills.
Over the years, we've honed in on a tried-and-true medium-coarse grind setting that works well for a range of home-brewing methods, including pour overs, coffee machines and french press. With this grind setting, you have the power to adjust the flavor of your coffee through your coffee to water ratio and water temperature. Feel free to email us with questions or for brewing help!
A collection of favorites we use daily, inspired by our tavel.