Much like the craft beer, whiskey/bourbon, and cigar movements in recent years, coffee has likewise seen a shift from “big box” to craft-minded offerings. No longer is it acceptable to simply roast the hell out of your beans in a deceptive ploy to have consumers equating “dark” to strong and enjoyable (we know who we’re talking about here…).

With the craft coffee movement, the modern coffee scene is akin to local breweries, where customers enjoy their coffee at the roaster itself. This is in contrast to the coffeehouses most casual consumers are familiar with—which, in keeping true to our analogy, would be more on par with a traditional bar or liquor store. If you’re in a region with a good selection of breweries, you’ll know there is no comparison. This is our feeling towards craft roasters as well.

Lucky for Cigar Dojo (being based out of Denver), we have our fair share of both breweries and roasters. One in particular—Queen City Collective Coffee—has been occupying our morning drinking vessels for quite some time, and we’ve since partnered with the roaster to share a sampling (or three) with DOJONATION.

This week’s contest is sponsored by Queen City Collective Coffee

Contest Theme: What’s Your Craft?

Since Cigar Dojo launched our app in late 2012, we’ve held nearly one cigar contest EVERY WEEK! You could build a small house from the cigar boxes we’ve given away. Therefore, this week we’re switching things up, offering one of our personal favorite selections of craft coffee instead!

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In the spirit of all things craft, we’d like to see your craft this week. This could mean woodworking, knitting, metal fabricating, or anything else CRAFT. Hell, if you’re coming up short, we’d even like to see the crafts you enjoy—beer, wine, whiskey, and yes, sweet sweet coffee…

Get creative and have fun with the concept—bend the rules, do what you gotta do to make us laugh, cry, cringe, etc…

Use #myCraft with entries

We will award one winner every day for the next three days!

To enter the contest:

  1. Take a craft-related photo involving the contest theme
  2. Post on Cigar Dojo app & include hashtag #myCraft
  3. Share your entry on social media » see how

Prize #1

Our first prize is a 280 gram bag of Queen City’s Nezif Sherfu // Ethiopia. Queen City describes this blend as, “Reminds us of — tropical fruits, sweet citrus & black tea.”

Queen City Collective Coffee bag

Prize #2

Our second prize is a 280 gram bag of Queen City’s Los Venteños // Colombia. Queen City describes this blend as, “Reminds us of — milk chocolate & yellow apple”

Queen City Collective Coffee bag

Prize #3

Our third prize is a 280 gram bag of Queen City’s Hingakawa // Rwanda. Queen City describes this blend as, “Reminds us of — baking spices & vanilla”

Queen City Collective Coffee bag

Our contest this week will run from Friday, July 27th at 7pm (EST) until Wednesday, August 3rd (one full week!). The winners will be announced next Friday night on Smoke Night LIVE.

Please, no Google images!

Yes, you may photoshop images together to create your own creative entry. Just don’t flood the Dojo with memes you found on the web. 

*Contest winners will be picked by the Cigar Dojo staff based on creativity and best overall image/statement fitting the contest theme.

Entries are limited to 2 per person per day

Contest presented by This contest and other contests on the Dojo website and Cigar Dojo app are NOT sponsored by Apple inc. or any of it’s partners in any way. Estimated retail value of prizes $50.00. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prizes by any winner. No purchase necessary. Winners MUST email their name and shipping address to – failure to claim prize within seven (7) days from the win date shall be deemed null and void and shall result in forfeiture. Must be 21 or older to participate. Odds of winning depend on number of customer entries, winners picked at random contestants may have multiple entries. Taxes and fees, if any, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of are ineligible. This contest is void where prohibited by law and subject to local, state and federal law. Only original images or original compositions will be considered in the final selections. We are not responsible for prizes that may become lost or damaged during shipping. Many will enter, few will win.

Please note that to enter tobacco related product giveaways you must be 18 years old (or the minimum age in your local jurisdiction, whichever is higher).


Create your own status update for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram

Post your entries on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram (as well as Cigar Dojo of course) and try to include these four elements:

  1. @CigarDojo
  2. @QueenCityColle1
  4. #myCraft

An example might be….

My craft is closely tied to whatever my wife happens to be researching on Pinterest... #myCraft -- post your craft with @CigarDojo @QueenCityColle1 for a chance to win craft-roasted coffee from Queen City:


Want to try Denver's finest craft coffee? Post your favorite CRAFT on @CigarDojo app using #myCraft for a chance to win a bag of premium-roasted goods...

Include TWO of the FOUR elements above to enter!
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About The Author

Jordan Sumatra Samurai avatar
Managing Editor

I am the managing editor at Cigar Dojo, making sure all cigar reviews and articles meet the Dojo standards. Aside from my major passions (premium cigars and Kentucky Straight Bourbon), I enjoy photography/videography and video editing, as well as playing ice hockey and spending time with my family—which currently includes one boy, two girls, and one amazing wife.

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