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responsibility

When we started this company in 2000, our goal was to be an environmentally sound company that roasts great coffee. Or a company that roasts great coffee and is environmentally sound. Either way, we all win and it looks like we are on the right track. We act responsibly when it comes to all our purchasing decisions and the choices we make on operating the business. We do the best we can and we continue to learn.

Our “LUCKY 13” Loring Smart Roast, an eco-friendly roaster conserves 80% natural gas over a traditional coffee roaster. In 2007, the Loring was just the tip of the green iceberg for DOMA. Currently at DOMA all lighting is ultra-high-efficiency, print material is on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks and cleaning products are 100% toxin free. We'll continue to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose in more efficient and effective ways. And, after all, it's always been our responsibility to roast great coffee.

Programs that we currently participate in include:
• Avista Buck-a-Block Wind Program
• TerraPass

Memberships in community programs:
• Kootenai Environmental Alliance
• Slow FoodIdaho Rivers United
• Spokane Riverkeeper Alliance

Actions we take:
• Donations of Coffee to Various Charitable Organizations
• Sponsorship of Bicycle Racing –Team REP and Vertical Earth Cycling Team

 
COFFEE:
DOMA purchases certified organic, fair-traded and direct relationship coffees. As a member of Cooperative Coffees, we've made a commitment to place the farmers, their identity, and their product front and center. We do not hide behind anecdotes of sourcing from secret, mystical mountains - we want you to know the people that grow our coffee and the cooperative organizations that they own and manage.

 

CARBON FOOTPRINT:
Using a carbon footprint calculator from the Avista website, we found out how many metric tons of CO2 the roasting facility emits. We input the amount of energy we use in a year and compared the results to the estimation for a building that’s the same size. Here are our results:
DOMA:
Electric: 3 metric tons CO2
Natural Gas: 15 metric tons CO2
Total: 18 metric tons of CO2

Comparison to any other building of the same size’s Estimated Carbon Footprint:
Total: 229 metric tons of CO2

Total saved: 211 metric tons of CO2

PAPER:
By using 100% recycled paper, DOMA is saving

•  31 trees a year
• 13 million BTUs of energy
• 14,217 gallons of water
•  1 pound of Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
•  2 pounds of hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
•  2 pounds of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
•  4 pounds of biochemical oxygen Demand (BOD)
•  9 pounds of Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
•  24 pounds of chemical oxygen demand (COD)
•  901 pounds of solid waste
•  3,152 pounds of COequivalents/greenhouse gases (that’s less than the average car)

All Statistics are from the paper calculator 3.1
www.environmentalpaper.org