Our 2020 Winter Wonderland coffee is not only awesome tasting and beautiful—it has a story.
First off, the coffee: this organic Mexico coffee comes from the Oaxaca region. The tasting notes are especially great for the holiday season and cold months, with a chocolatey sweetness, creamy body, and warming spice finish. Sound rad? It is rad. Taste for yourself.
Art this year comes from Alaskan-based artist Meg Smith. Meg works and plays in many mediums—acrylic, pastel, and watercolor; on ski, in kayak, and in air while flying her bush plane. We LOVE Meg’s work, and you can find more of it here.
If you don’t already know, every year we do our Winter Wonderland coffee, the art must include three things: the phrase Winter Wonderland, a snowflake or snow, and a tree. It’s been fun to see the many creative iterations that artists have come up with under this design brief. This year, the alpenglow colors of the winter scene remind us of winter’s unique beauty.
The coffee and art are story enough, but this art is also a tribute to the event that occurred on January 7, 2020, at Silver Mountain Ski Resort. The inbound avalanche on Wardner Peak that day took the lives of three skiers. Four skiers survived, and DOMA Co-owner Rebecca was one of them. Meg, a big backcountry skier herself, modeled the mountain in her art after Wardner Peak. Then she placed a raven in the Winter Wonderland tree. A raven is a symbol of souls lost in the mountains; it’s said when you see a raven in the mountain, those souls are looking over you. It’s a sign of good luck and remembrance.
We hope our Winter Wonderland coffee inspires gratitude and kindness this year. Have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.