Today’s Spokane Journal of Business featured a lengthy article on Terry Patano, co-owner of the Coeur d’Alene, ID café and the esteemed word-of-mouth roaster, DOMA Coffee Roasting Company: Consumed by coffee – Spokane Journal of Business. Not only is Terry a detail-oriented roaster who is heavy into preparation, but he’s an everyday reader of TheShot — and author of some of the most amusing e-mails I’ve received from someone in the industry. (Not exactly a find that’s as easy as it may sound!)

As described in the article, DOMA focuses on brewing what Terry calls “cause coffees,” meaning that their purchase supports social causes. Some 80% of DOMA’s imported coffee beans are also organic. (DOMA’s Ruby’s Espresso Blend was featured at the legendary but still closed Café Organica, for example.) DOMA also specializes in lighter roasts than are typical of Northern California.