Things are abuzz at DOMA Coffee Roasting Company headquarters. The Autumnal Equinox is long over and as the air grows chillier, everyone is busily preparing for the next big seasonal coffee release: Winter Wonderland. The winter coffee has been a special tradition at DOMA, involving custom artwork from some of our favorite artists and some spectacular coffees for a time when a warm beverage is all the more meaningful. This year, some special parallels with the Seasons’ Cycle emerge as a number of elements from the past have come full circle in this year’s offering.
Most importantly, we’re thrilled about the coffee. This year, Winter Wonderland will be fully-washed, sun-dried organic coffee from Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Comprised of caturra, catui, bourbon, and pache varieties from 350 smallholder farms under the umbrella of the CODECH cooperative, the coffee has aromas of brown sugar and dried fruit, flavors of lime and grape, aftertastes of chocolate and spice, a nippy acidity, smooth body, and balanced sweetness. We’ve been enjoying the coffee as pour-over and drip but it would also make an excellent single origin espresso.
This excellent coffee is complemented by custom artwork from Missoula-based illustrator and designer Josh Quick. Josh has collaborated with DOMA Coffee on a number of projects over the years, and you will recognize his hand on this year’s bag artwork.
The bags will be printed on DOMA Coffee Roasting Company’s vintage Chandler and Price letterpress by Brianna White of TypeBee, who has printed many a coffee bag with DOMA over the years. We hosted an Open House in the press room yesterday to kick-off and celebrate the printing process. In the spirit of connections to the past, Rebecca was excited that the brown ink used for the Winter Wonderland bags this year happens to be the same as the brown used in the original DOMA Coffee Roasting Company logos!
We’re looking forward to sharing this awesome coffee and cool artwork with you. It is fitting that the coffee for a time when folks reconnect with people from their past over the holidays has so many connections to people and elements in DOMA Coffee Roasting Company’s history. There is a lot of craft, warmth, and connection wrapped up in this package – one that we know you will enjoy opening soon! The coffee has launched so you can pick it up in our Coffee Lab or order it on our website: https://domacoffee.com/coffee/winter-wonderland/