Old Soul Co.
Featured: Inside Sacramento – Oak Park
Serendipity describes the concept of Old Soul Co. The owners, Tim Jordan and Jason Griest (shown), first met over coffee. Jordan was one of Griest’s first customers when Griest opened Naked Coffeehouse in 2002. Four years later, these two talented men formalized their ideas for artisanal breads and coffee roasting into a business partnership that advanced Sacramento’s reputation as one of the best independent and craft coffee cities in the United States. Today, Old Soul Co. has four local locations, all successful and true to the spirit of fresh coffee and breads in a pleasant urban environment. The original Old Soul Co. grew from the discovery of an obscure but charming former storage warehouse in an alley near 18th and L streets. Today, the old warehouse serves as the base of operations for the brand’s roasting, baking and educational classes. Old Soul Co. sources coffee from Ethiopia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras. Fresh baked goods are created daily. The newest location on R Street features not only coffee, but a full-service restaurant and bar called Pullman—a salute to the historic corridor’s legacy as the street where Theodore Judah engineered the West’s first rail line in 1852. The bar features casual classics and craft cocktails. Many Sacramento restaurants serve their beans.