Region: Inzá, Cauca
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
Produced by The Pillimue Family in the Inzá, Cauca area. They have successfully organized the organic certification of 80 local producers who have since become leaders in the community, leading workshops on sustainable practices such as the making of biofertilizers.
Inzá is nestled in the middle of the great Colombian Massif. A mountainous region in the cordilleras that is where most of the major rivers of the country are born, including the Magdalena, the Cauca, and the Patia rivers. Surrounded by volcanoes, the altitude and climate of this region are ideal for specialty coffee. Very small producers tend to their land and hold on to their traditions. Many of them have produced coffee with little or no chemicals for generations.
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!