{12.13.11} Food & Drink

The Pour-Over
  • Get your favorite mug, a ceramic coffee dripper and cone filters.
  • Grind your beans to medium-coarse (1 tbsp of grounds per 4 oz of coffee). The fresher the grounds, the better.
  • Heat your water to just under or a low boil.
  • Pour the hot water slowly over the coffee in a stirring motion, just enough to saturate the grounds.
  • After 15 seconds, pour the rest of your water over again in a stirring motion making sure to try and break up any clumps.
  • Wait till your cup is full, it shouldn't take more than a couple minutes, and then sip proudly.

The Chronic, $14
and La Bicicletta blend, $15

The Perfect Cup


For most of us, a good cup of coffee is a critical component to our morning and daily routine. Doma Coffee takes "good" to the next level—going to the extreme end of fair trade and placing a huge emphasis on sustainability. It's certified organic, fair trade and is purchased through direct relationships with the communities that grow these amazing beans. On the sustainability side, Doma uses all ultra high efficiency lighting and prints all materials with non-toxic vegetable based inks on recycled paper. With all that said, their coffee is exceptional. We've been enjoying The Chronic and La Bicicletta for the last month and have sworn off the more mainstream swill to which we'd been mildly addicted. Both roasts were smooth, full bodied with a nice strong flavor and none of the bitter or burnt taste you often find at the corporate coffee joints. Pick up a pound or two and brew it using Doma's preferred method: the pour-over. Brewed one at a time and slow-dripped right into your mug. The perfect cup of coffee doesn't necessarily require more time, just more attention.

- Jon Gaffney




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