Artist Series 009 - Itzel Islas

We are happy to present our latest artist feature, Itzel Islas (YAYITZEL). Itzel is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Tijuana Mexico, currently based in San Diego, Ca. Inspired by Mexican culture, her work breathes life through bold use of color and playful composition. Itzel's passion for coffee and creativity is at the heart of what we strive for with our Artist Series collaborations made working with her a no brainer. 

For the coffee, we sourced an incredible Natural Anaerobic Process Mexico from our friends at InterAmerican. This coffee is special given that it is the very first anaerobic process we have carried at Coffee and Tea Collective. On the cupping table we were immediately blown away by its sweetness and complexity. We feel it mirrors the vibrancy of Itzel's work wonderfully.  In the cup we're noting rich fruits, a winey acidity, and a decadent mouthfeel. 

 Come by the shop to view the incredible mural she painted in the cafe and enjoy a cup of this wonderful coffee. If you can't make it in, snag a box here.