The History of Dominican Joe
Makarios began importing coffee in 2006 to help support their programs in the Dominican Republic. Makarios' founder Sharla Megilligan and Mehul Patel opened Dominican Joe Coffee Shop in Austin to both sell the coffee and promote the ministries of Makarios (read about Makarios at www.makdr.org). After ten great years, they decided to sell the shop to the owners of Bennu Coffee Shop, who were looking to expand and were a great fit to run the business. Though the shop is gone, you can still buy the same great coffee here in our online store and proceeds from coffee sales will continue to support Makarios! We appreciate your continued support.
If you're in Austin and would like to pick up your order directly from our roaster, you can contact Jamie Lamb. Wholesale pricing available upon request.