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.
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!
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…
We will award one winner every day for the next three days!
To enter the contest:
- Take a craft-related photo involving the contest theme
- Post on Cigar Dojo app & include hashtag #myCraft
- Share your entry on social media » see how
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.”
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”
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”