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Leveling up: DOMA employee becomes licensed Q-grader

Leveling up: DOMA employee becomes licensed Q-grader

Earlier this year, DOMA's Ian Nelson traveled to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, to take the Coffee Quality Institute's Arabica Q-grader course. Who’s Ian, you may ask? And what’s a Q-grader? Ian works on quality control at DOMA and helps us source and buy green coffee, which means he drinks a lot of coffee, thinks a lot about coffee, and works to make sure our DOMA lots are top-notch.    Ian decided about four years ago that getting his Q-grader license was the next thing he wanted to pursue in his coffee career. A Q-grader license means a person has achieved a certain level of...

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Kaiti Black
Kaiti’s Corner: Don’t Dog on the PSL!

Kaiti’s Corner: Don’t Dog on the PSL!

DOMA Coffee Lab Manager/barista/superstar Kaiti Black shares thoughts on coffee, life, and the coffee life. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a syrupy sweet coffee(ish) beverage infamously popularized in the early 2000’s by none other than Starbucks. This seasonal beverage is coveted by many, with huge groups of humans calling Autumn “PSL Season,” and this is just the sort of nomenclature that pisses off the PSL haters. But, why has the PSL become a contentious topic? Is it because of the sect of humans who have coopted fall to be synonymous with Pumpkin Spice everything (Pumpkin Spice Candles, Pumpkin Spice donuts, probably...

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Mitch Walker
SUMMER LOVIN' - INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST JEFFREY EVERETT

SUMMER LOVIN' - INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST JEFFREY EVERETT

INTERVIEW WITH JEFFREY EVERETT Artist for 2021 Summer Lovin’ can wrap We’ve admired the work of Jeffrey Everett for a while now, so we were thrilled when he agreed to take on our Summer Lovin’ artwork this year.  Jeff has created art for bands like the Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, Jason Mraz, Gaslight Anthem, and Flight of the Conchords. He’s also made some stuff for Dreamworks, Universal Records, and The New York Times, and has had work published in some little magazines like, oh, Rolling Stone.  Sorry-not-sorry for name dropping. We have to share how awesome he is.  Of course,...

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Mitch Walker

LA BICICLETTA 2021: INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST JOSH QUICK

We’re lucky to have the work of Josh Quick, an illustrator based in Missoula, Montana, on several of our DOMA coffee projects. Josh is someone who tells stories through his art, so we decided to tell his story as an artist.

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