We do a lot of foraging work on our travels. Sometimes we don’t have to look further than our own backyard. Once in a while someone near our own backyard just happens to come to us. Enter Cher Grosse.
Cher has been operating a business collecting, restoring, and selling vintage coffee machines from her Sacramento home. The business was born out of her love of coffee. She was introduced to us by a long time customer and friend. Her first coffee roasting experience came at age 20 in the David mountains outside Panama City, Panama where she was living at the time. The experience of that first roast on an iron pan over a wood fire would become ingrained into her coffee soul. She has traveled through many of the world’s coffee growing regions over time allowing for her to develop very high roasting skills. Cher wanted more from coffee, so she began the Soulside Coffee Company in Sacramento dedicated to the art of Hand Roasted Single Origin Coffee.
This rare, locally roasted coffee by Soulside Coffee in Sacramento, comes from the island of Bali in Indonesia. It is only the second time in 74 years we have been able to offer it. A true micro lot purchase, this coffee is family owned, small farm grown on volcanic soil at 1200 - 1600 meters. It is a full natural coffee that is dried on raised beds and is a Bourbon variety. Irrigation is sustainable, developed by Hindu priests approximately 1000 years ago. The coffee grows with citrus trees to provide shade, which gives additional income to the family. Cupping notes; exotic nose, cognac, fine chocolate, smooth finish.