Stories

The latest Insider Information on the people who make up our network of World Wide Artisans and the stories behind our newest products.


Lighthouse Charter School–River Charter Schools

Betsy Griest |
Our Second Saturday Artist for June in our Alley location is Lighthouse Charter School.  Lighthouse is a free, public charter located in West Sacramento serving grades TK through 7th.  With a focus on educating the whole child, Lighthouse prides itself on providing full-time art and music instruction for all students.  Students participate in inquiry-based education Read More

Weatherstone’s Second Saturday Artist for May 2019: Jonathan Hanisits

Betsy Griest |
Jonathan is a screen printer who is curious about the ever-changing world around him and the expectation to keep up.  His work is inspired by pop culture, people being people, and the emerging importance and influence of technology in our everyday lives.  He is fascinated by the process of human robotization and the challenge of Read More

Lyda of GoGoldMedia Travels to Costa Rica with Old Soul Co.

Betsy Griest |
Check our these pics documenting Lyda’s trip to Costa Rica with Jason of Old Soul Co. Read More

New Coffee Classes!! Spring/Summer 2019

Betsy Griest |
Join us in a fun and relaxed classroom setting as we share our passion for Specialty Coffee and the many hands throughout the supply chain that contribute to our cup. All classes will be limited to 10 people and include a nominal sign up fee. HOME & CAMP BREWING 101 Saturday, April 27, Noon $10/Person Read More

What We’re Reading, Looking At & Listening To This Month

Betsy Griest |
CELEBRATING COFFEE, ART, AND MUSIC DAILY…IT’S A LIFESTYLE! We love us some Coffee, Art, and Music! Here’s a link to our favorite article we’ve read about the industry this month. Enjoy and keep drinking the good stuff…it matters! https://coffeechronicler.com/washed-natural-honey-processing/ This artist is doing some great things on the West Coast…and you can see his work Read More

Employee of the Month, Jared Nelson–April 2019

Betsy Griest |
PEOPLE MAKE THE PLACE–MEET JARED…OUR NEW SOUS CHEF You could say that Jared was born into the industry. Growing up in Hollister, Jared was raised on an apricot farm and has early memories of riding the family tractor and picking in the early morning hours. Throughout the years, Jared has done a little bit of Read More

Buy Locally, Make a Difference Globally

Betsy Griest |
We are ecstatic to announce that we’ve partnered with MiiR to produce beautiful custom Old Soul Co. tumblers with a portion of each sale going towards Project #43 in San Antonio Granadilla, Honduras. About Project #43 The community of San Antonio Granadilla is comprised of 48 households involved in coffee production as small farm owners Read More

Holiday Blends Now Available–Limited Quantities

Betsy Griest |
Order your Holiday Blend Coffees soon to avoid being disappointed when stock is gone! Try Old Soul’s  “Naughty” Blend just in case someone’s status on Santa’s Naughty or Nice list isn’t looking favorable this time of year.  “Way better than coal!”    Flavor packed blend of natural and red-honey processed beans, this offering starts with our Read More

Specialty Coffee Week Events at Old Soul Co.

Betsy Griest |
Specialty Coffee Week Sacramento is rapidly approaching!  Join us at Old Soul Co. for the following events: Monday, Oct 8, 5-10 PM @ 812 21st St – Old Soul @ the Weatherstone Anniversary Jam Join us as we celebrate 10 years as owners of The Weatherstone with food & drink specials & a roundtable discussion with Read More

Golden Bean Awards

Betsy Griest |
We submitted 6 entries into the 2018 Golden Bean Awards in Portland.  We received 6 medals–4 silver and 2 bronze! Our Silver Award Winners Decaf: Ethiopia Sidamo Single Origin Espresso:  Brazil Sao Bento Espresso:  Ethiopia Keramo Natural Espresso w/Milk:  The Remedy Our Bronze Award Winners Filter Coffee:  El Salvador Loma La Gloria Natural Filter Coffee:  Read More

Check Out Our SF Eater Review!

Betsy Griest |
https://sf.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-sacramento Read More

Incoming!

Jason Griest |
Starting in May & throughout the summer months, the “fruits” of all of our joint efforts with our Partner Producers in Central America and Ethiopia will start hitting the shelves and our online stores. First up will be this year’s lots from Loma La Gloria in El Salvador. Producer Anny Ruth Pimintel has become a Read More

Tis The Season

Jason Griest |
May traditionally marks the start of weekly Farmer’s Markets outside of our Capitol Mall & 40 Acres locations & this year is no exception. Be sure to grab some beans or breakfast (or both!) on your way to the market every Thursday at the Mall & every Saturday morning in Oak Park. May also brings Read More

We’re Number 1!

Jason Griest |
We’re proud to announce that our Brazil Sao Bento coffee recently received the highest score in Coffee Review’s recent article highlighting the state of Brazil’s specialty coffee industry. The 93pt. rating was tops among 60 submissions from top roasters all over North America and East Asia. In addition to the top rating among Brazil coffees, Read More

Ethiopia

Jason Griest |
In early February, I was lucky enough to get invited on a trip to the Motherland of coffee – and possibly humanity – aka Ethiopia. This was my first trip to Africa, and after reading so many books and other coffee professional’s travelogues, my anticipation and excitement of seeing wild coffee in its birthplace in Read More