‘Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.’

– Oprah Winfrey


evoking the fifth taste. Our excitement in the search of Umami in all facets of life is our passion. Fundamentally a bud away from the other senses, Umami is that ‘je ne sais quoi’ or that something a little bit different. Umami exists as a word to distinguish that difference and is associated with a taste for perfection.

Umami in Textiles:

Present times assure us innovation is just that. As innovation continues to blur the fantastic worlds of beauty in textiles with modern demands of performances, Three Sheep and a Mill strive to achieve that umani in our fabrics. Three Sheep and a Mill produces and purveys textiles with a fifth taste – the harmonic balance between color, design, performance & texture – Umami in Textiles.

Umami in Beans:

Coffee is often described as the most widely consumed psychotropic drug worldwide. Or shall we say, caffeine not coffee. As with any agricultural product, present society (as well as past) have witnessed great achievements in the production on a mass scale in efficiency…Irrigation, modified seeds, fertilizer, machinery, etc. In the process of efficiency, nuance was lost in coffee. Comfortably, we can travel to virtually anyone of the 195 countries and virtually have the same cup of joe. Three Sheep seeks, grows, purveys and roasts untainted heirloom varietals. We aren’t discriminatory either…if we come across something unique with UMAMI that is not necessarily heirloom, we are still in the game!

Umami in Grapes:

If caffeine is described as the the most widely consumed psychotropic drug, then what is alcohol? The second most widely consumed psychotropic drug worldwide! As with the coffee, we deeply believe that umani exists in our grapes: beer, vermouth and wine. Umami in grapes is the fifth harmonic balance between sweet, sour, salty and bitter.