Coffee FAQ


Q: Are your bags recyclable/compostable?

A: Yes. Pull the tin tie off and use it for something creative. Cut the plastic one-way valve out and under no circumstances put it in your mouth. Peel the label off. Now your bag is ready. Backyard compost pile or landfill, it will break down in a few months. It’s not perfect, but worth it.

Q: What does the term Organic Coffee mean?

A:  Coffee produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemicals in growing or production.

Q: Who is DOMA’s organic certifier?

A: Idaho State Department of Agriculture. If a coffee is not certified, legally, it can’t be labeled Organic. DOMA is a certified organic roaster and facility.

 Q: What are the DOMA Coffee Lab hours?

A: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Q: What teas do you offer?

A: Rishi, our favorite. Certified Organic tea and botanicals.

Q: What’s behind the DOMA name?

A: DOMA is named for the owners’ two sons, Dominic and Marco.

Q: What is your coffee waste, and what do you do with it?

A: We work with local organic farms to dispose/repurpose our chaff, bags and coffee grounds.

 Q: How should I store my coffee?

A: Ideally, in an airtight container away from direct sunlight. Cool, dry, and dark are coffee’s favorite places to hang out. Storing your coffee in a fridge or freezer can introduce unwanted moisture to your beans.

Q: Where does DOMA purchase their coffee beans?

A: From global coffee growing regions. Some of our personal favorites are Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil. 

Q: Where can I buy DOMA coffee?

A: Send us an email at and we’ll tell you the closest shop.

Q: How should I brew my coffee?

A: Any way you like. We’re big fans of the pour over method using a Kalita, but a drip brewer or French Press is fantastic also. And Chemex!

Q: Where can you ship DOMA coffee?

A: Just about anywhere. The farther away always makes us feel a bit more exotic.

Q: What do the tasting notes on the coffee bags mean?

A: They indicate what the coffee tasted like when we first “cupped” it.

Q: Why do some coffees go in and out of availability?

A: We do our best to buy coffee during its peak season.

Q: Does DOMA do any public coffee education?

A: Yes. We do a variety of classes. Give us a call for current availability.

Q: Can I get used burlap coffee bags from DOMA?

A: Yes. If you have a clever way to repurpose, please be sure to share with the rest of the class.