Meet The Team


Zach
  • Name: Zach 
  • In your words, what is your day-to-day job description at DSCR?: Big picture planning, helping the team, ensuring we're a good place to work and that our work is making the world a better place.
  • Favorite part about being employed by DSCR?: Working in an industry that connects producers around the world to consumers at home.
  • Favorite coffee fact?: Coffee grows on small trees and coffee beans are actually seeds.
  • What is your favorite DSCR coffee and why?: Natural Processed Ethiopian.  I like the "boozy" characters that come from natural processed coffees and the natural fruit flavor in the cup.
  • How do you take your Coffee?: Very seriously! 195-205°F, medium-fine grind, 22 grams coffee with 390 grams water and a 50 gram pre-infusion in a Hario V-60 ;)  
  • Two facts about you?: Fun fact, I have no middle or last name. I started drinking coffee when I was around 11.  I didn't pick or plan to work in coffee, it picked me!
Bruce
  • Name: Bruce
  • In your words, what is your day-to-day job description at DSCR?: I ask people what coffee they need for the week. Then I bring it to them.
  • Favorite part about being employed by DSCR?: Working with the team.
  • Favorite coffee fact?: That coffee has caffeine in it.
  • What is your favorite DSCR coffee and why?: Bolivia, It just keeps getting better every year
  • How do you take your Coffee?: Black. Always.
  • Two facts about you?: I was a strength and conditioning coach for 20 years and trained over 25 professional athletes.
    I like to get up at 3 in the Morning and enjoy a cup of Desert Sun Coffee with My Bulldog Burnie.
Ted
  • Name: Brian
  • In your words, what is your day-to-day job description at DSCR?: Roasting, preparing orders for shipping and delivery, maintaining a close relationship with the coffee for superb quality control, keeping in touch with our co-op about our coffees and the farmers that produce them.
  • Favorite part about being employed by DSCR?:Love working with such a great team of people who are all dedicated to quality.
  • Favorite coffee fact?: Contrary to popular belief lighter roasts do not contain more caffeine than dark roasts and actually the opposite is true.
  • What is your favorite DSCR coffee and why?: Favorite Coffee is Ethiopia. As soon as you start grinding it, the aroma of fresh berries permeates the air. The flavor and sweetness of berries is perceptible in the cup as well making this coffee an extremely satisfying part of my morning ritual.
  • How do you take your Coffee?: Black to taste, with heavy cream for deliciousness.
  • Your favorite joke? : What's a pirate's favorite letter of the alphabet? You think it would be the "RRRR" ... but alas tis the “C”
Dave
  • Name: Anna
  • In your words, what is your day-to-day job description at DSCR?: I do the production making sure that all the beans go into the right bags, so that you can trust your getting exactly what you want when you order online or reach for a bag at the grocery store.
  • Favorite part about being employed by DSCR?: I love the commitment to our environmental and social impact. Listening to Zach’s accomplishments and plans for Desert Sun to continue to pave a path forward is super inspiring, I could talk about it all day.
  • Favorite coffee fact?: Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world!
  • What is your favorite DSCR coffee and why?: I really like our seasonal offering the Bolivia, tastes like a cup of candy. Or the Hondo Natural, the subtle clove notes give the cup a really cozy feel to it. Or the Guatemala, or the………………….
  • How do you take your Coffee?: Always black, unless I can make a brown sugar oat milk cappuccino (ohhhh baby)
  • Two facts about you?: I have a tattoo that fell off.
    I was almost Cheerio’s first sponsored athlete. Still holding out hope for next season.
Dave
  • Name: Sam
  • In your words, what is your day-to-day job description at DSCR?: I introduce people to our coffee and help them to provide a delicious, organic, sustainable product to their customers, friends, and family. I also help get the coffee out the door and into their homes and businesses.
  • Favorite part about being employed by DSCR?: I like to be part of something that is providing people with a pleasant ritual in their day, and maybe even some motivation and inspiration. It also makes me happy to know that we are helping to stop deforestation and create a fair work environment for the farmers who make this all possible.
  • Favorite coffee fact?: It never ceases to amaze me that coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Second, only to oil, it really does make the world run, or at least it makes it more pleasant to run. My goal is to do everything I can to make coffee number one!
  • What is your favorite DSCR coffee and why? : It changes depending on my mood, but I have really been enjoying Ethiopia lately, I like the intense fruity flavor.
  • How do you take your Coffee?: I enjoy some of the single origins black, but I also like to spice it up with some heavy whipping cream.
  • Two facts about you?: I have been playing music with DSP here in Durango for the last 10 years.  I met the other  MC  in second grade at Riverview elementary when we were only 7 years old. I also thoroughly enjoy bouldering, even though it's widely regarded as the least cool form of climbing.
Dave
  • Name: Trinity
  • In your words, what is your day-to day job description?: I am the marketing manager, which essentially means I get to communicate with the public across a number of platforms- particularly about what we do as a company! Catch me with a camera, making social posts and reading up on what is happening in the world of sustainability. 
  • Favorite part about being employed by DSCR?: Knowing that by showing up to work every day, I am contributing to a much greater cause than just enjoying delicious coffee and working with an incredible team
  • Favorite coffee fact?: Legend has it that 9th-century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to "dance" after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant. A local monk then made a drink with the produce and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.
  • What is your favorite DSCR coffee and why? : At the risk of agreeing with everyone else, hands down our natural process ethiopian. Those fruity notes are amazing year round! 
  • How do you take your Coffee?: Spring/Summer/Fall: Black
    Winter: Black...with the occasional cream- of the Irish variety…