Coffee Review. Wow, an 89 for our Jackie Oh Decaf. Pretty awesome.
Doma Coffee Roasting
Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Jackie Oh Organic Decaf
Review Date: July 2010
Origin: Americas; Indonesia
Price: $15.25/16 oz.
Blind Assessment: Softly roasty aroma with hints of aromatic wood and molasses. Smooth, balanced and chocolaty in the cup with complications of orange and fresh-cut wood. Simplifies in the finish with the wood note lingering.
Notes: This coffee was certified organically grown and decaffeinated by the “Swiss Water Process” method, which does not involve use of solvents. Although a logo indicating “100% Fair Trade” appears on the bag, the absence of the trademarked Fair Trade seal indicates this coffee is not certified by TransFair USA, the sole American certifier for the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO). Doma is, however, affiliated with the buyers’ group Cooperative Coffees as well as the Fair Trade Federation, a membership (rather than certifying) organization devoted to “providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.” Doma Coffee Roasting specializes in organic and Fair-Trade certified coffees and takes pride in a rigorous program of recycling and environmentally responsible business practices. The Doma slogan is “Coffee/Culture/Meaning.” Visit www.domacoffee.com or call 208-773-0066 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Gentle, chocolaty dark-roast decaf with organic credentials.
Rebecca, Greg, Shaunett and Ben Tobin were in Seattle over the weekend for CoffeeFest. This annual meeting is great for checking out new products, meeting your old friends in the coffee industry and general getting-down with the hipster coffee set.
After packing their girl-pants and brushing up on their Kung Fu, the DOMA crew hit the road for Seattle. They cruised the trade show and went to a great cupping at Atlas. There would be more writing here, but no one volunteered to give me some words…so here are some photos from Ben Tobin.
The Patano family recently took one of the Dragonfly VW’s out for a test run in Montana. Loading up the bikes, the boys and the Janis Joplin 8-tracks, they hit the road for the woods.
Besides the fact that the van didn’t have an 8-track player (it actually has a great stereo with CD and i-Pod hookup), the reviews were thumbs-up all around. Sleeps four and comes stocked with the all essentials of a back-woods campout, these vans are very cool…bike rack, camp chairs, cook stove, cooler, awning, heater, 110V power, etc.
Kitchen Engine celebrated its 3rd year anniversary last week. Greg was on hand to give out samples and bits of wisdom. This is a great place to find everything cool for the kitchen…oh, yeah and get your DOMA on, too.
Harry’s mom celebrated her 70th at Dish in Sandpoint. In case you haven’t checked out this spot yet, they have gourmet food, cool atmosphere, DOMA coffee and a drive through. (Note: the photo is not of Harry’s mom)
1319 Highway 2
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Coffee social celebrated their first-year anniversary on Wednesday. They celebrated with free coffee all day, live music and standing room only. If you haven’t been by, check them out next time you are in Spokane.
Last year the students of Whitworth College voted DOMA as their new coffee vendor. This week classes resumed for the year. We showed up on campus, Wednesday, to give out free coffee and DOMA accessories. Check us out at the Mind and Hearth Cafe at the student center.