Mother Tongue

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About Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Coffee is a woman, latinx owned company roasting fresh & delicious coffee in Oakland, California. 

When you work in the industry for as long as we have, you create lifetime friendships. Mother Tongue buys coffees from producers we know and trust that uphold the same values we do. Coffee is not a charity, it is a business – all of us in the value chain need to prosper in order to have a sustainable and profitable community. Mother Tongue pays better than fair prices to producers that are making a financial difference in the lives of the farmers and workers in producing countries.     

We hope that when you hear the name Mother Tongue Coffee, you can trust that the coffee you drink was ethically sourced and tastes great!


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Coffee Name: Mugshots

Origin: Guatemala & Ethiopia

Producer: Santa Marta & Chelbesa (respectively)

Process: All Washed

Tasting Notes: Chocolate & flowers

Mugshots Brewing Recipe

In: 19g

Out: 28-38g

Time: 30-35s

Temperature: 205F


Coffee Name: Nebula 

Origin: Jinotega, Nicaragua

Producer: J & M Family 

Process: washed

Tasting Notes: Sweet vanilla & milk chocolate 

Nebula Brewing Recipe

In: 20g

Out: 25-30g

Time: 28-35s

Temperature: 202F