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We Drink Coffee And Do Stuff: Meet The Team

When we're not packaging up beans or delivering said beans all over Northern California, we like to drink coffee and do stuff, just like you. One of the pillars behind our business is being able to create jobs in a challenging region — we're proud of our small team making waves in bringing specialty coffee to Lake Tahoe and beyond.

Meet the team:

Nick Visconti: Founder & Sales Director

@nickvisconti

Meet The Team

Can you describe what your role is at DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF?

My number priority is to support my team. I couldn’t be more proud of our crew — while they're committed to my dreams for DCDS, I am committed to theirs: personal and professional.

How long have you lived in Tahoe?

On and off my whole life… consecutively for 15 years. 

What's your current favorite coffee on the DCDS menu? How do you like to brew it?

Admittedly, I LOVE our Hell Yeah! Blend. It’s our best-seller and my personal favorite, all for good reason. It's phenomenal no matter how it's brewed.

What kind of "stuff" are you getting after lately on your days off?

Like our coffees, all my activities are seasonal: Winter, snowboarding; Spring, skateboarding; Summer, trail running; Fall, traveling.

What kind of adult beverage do you like drinking after?

Beer. 

Stoked for winter, or missing summer?

Always both.

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Brad Farmer: Co-Founder & Brand Director

@bradfarmer

Meet The Team

Can you describe what your role is at DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF?

As the Co-Founder of DCDS, I’ve pretty much helped with every aspect of the business over our first two years. As the business continues to grow, I’m focusing more on strategic marketing and business development. That being said, I will always jump back into scooping beans and helping out wherever we need it.

How long have you lived in Tahoe?
I’ve been full time in Tahoe for 6 years with another 2 years as a part timer.

What's your current favorite coffee on the DCDS menu? How do you like to brew it?

I've been brewing a Chemex of our Peru Rutas Del Inca every morning.

What kind of "stuff" are you getting after lately on your days off?

I’ve been really into surfing, mountain biking, hiking and, of course, anything lake or river related in the summer. Winter is all about the snowboarding.

What kind of adult beverage do you like drinking after?

I truly mix it up. I like a nice bourbon whiskey when sipping, usually a vodka soda if I’m doing a long haul drinking mission and a Sunday wouldn't be a Sunday without a mimosa or two… or three. 

Stoked for winter, or missing summer?

If it were a 50/50 proposition, I’d be hyped on both but with the long winters, I end up missing summer.

Laura Lawson Visconti: Co-Founder & Creative Manager

@lauralawsonvisconti

Meet The Team

Can you describe what your role is at DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF?

Moral support. When Nick and I were on our honeymoon, he brought along a coffee manual that he studied like his life depended on it. Even while he was snowboarding professionally, he was talking about owning and operating his own coffee roastery in Truckee someday. After years of dreaming and co-laboring, we launched the brand together in December 2017. I'm chiefly responsible for our storytelling and content creation: working with brand partners on photoshoots, developing email campaigns, catching stray typos, and running our social media. I love helping at events and meeting our amazing customers face-to-face!

How long have you lived in Tahoe?

A little over four years. It's definitely home!

What's your current favorite coffee on the DCDS menu? How do you like to brew it?

I gotta admit, Hell Yeah! is my first love. But we have a new single origin coming down the pipeline that is the best coffee I've ever tasted. I can't wait until we're able to release!

What kind of "stuff" are you getting after lately on your days off?

Trail running has occupied a lot of my time this summer! I'm hoping to go backpacking in Desolation Wilderness before it gets too cold, and also have a few fun trips planned this fall.

What kind of adult beverage do you like drinking after?

IPAs and Saisons are my love language.

Stoked for winter, or missing summer?

Actually, just pumped that it's fall. It's such a beautiful time of year. Each season in Tahoe has its perks, and they're all pretty magical in their own way.

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Emily Deane: Marketing Manager

@emdeane

Meet The Team

Can you describe what your role is at DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF?

My role as Marketing Manager at DCDS consists of managing e-commerce, GTM strategy, joining the team at events and dabbling with graphic design. Currently looking forward to helping create our new apparel line that we will be launching for Fall 2019.

How long have you lived in Tahoe?

    I have been living, working and playing in Tahoe for the last five and a half years. I was born and raised in Maine, so I was destined to make my home somewhere in the mountains.

    What's your current favorite coffee on the DCDS menu? How do you like to brew it?

    I am currently enjoying our Rwanda brewed up in my pour over and favorite mug. I also am always loving Hell Yeah! in my French Press for weekends in the woods, traveling and fuel on the go!

    What kind of "stuff" are you getting after lately on your days off?

    “Stuff” for me includes getting out on my mountain bike and hiking with my dog as much as possible between freelancing for Truckee Brewing Company and the High Fives Foundation, both also based in Truckee. I am also always on the hunt to find my new favorite alpine lake, hot spring or camping spot in the desert. Next up: Southern Utah for camping in the van, riding trails way out of my league, checking some National Parks off my list and watching the pros get sendy at Red Bull Rampage.

    What kind of adult beverage do you like drinking after?

    Beer, always. Hazy IPA’s or Kettle Sours are usually my go-to’s and are always most enjoyable when shared with friends (or after a ride).

    Stoked for winter, or missing summer?

    Can I be stoked for fall instead? Summer in Tahoe may be my favorite, but I’m soaking up this cooler and slightly rainy weather on the trails. But I’ve got to say... when it comes down to it, it’s hard to complain about any season when you are living in Tahoe.

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    Emily Bax: Production Roaster

    Meet The Team

    Can you describe what your role is at DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF?

    I roast the coffee and drink the coffee. Every week I cup the coffees for quality control and get to sample new coffees. There's some heavy lifting, but I get to turn up the music and get in the zone. Basically I have the best job here. 

    How long have you lived in Tahoe?

    I flew into Tahoe right at the start of winter 2016... and winter 2016 gave me quite a welcome.

    What's your current favorite coffee on the DCDS menu? How do you like to brew it?

    Ever since we got our espresso machine at the shop for "research purposes," I've made it a priority to try all our coffees as 'spro. Shantawene is a beautiful shot. Bright, sweet and juicy. Technically this coffee is not on the menu just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. 

    What kind of "stuff" are you getting after lately on your days off?

    I do the outdoor thing, but I've actually been doing a bunch of reading lately. I've been reading a lot of poetry, books about poetry and learning to write some myself. When I need to wiggle, I'll take my dog Max on a hike, go climbing, or ride my bike. 

    What kind of adult beverage do you like drinking after?

    I like a really boozy cocktail. The ones where you mix booze with more booze. A gin martini, Rob Roy, penicillin, or a classic margarita usually hits the spot. 

    Stoked for winter, or missing summer?

    Digging the fall precipitation actually. I love a good cloudy, rainy day. Truly, I love all the seasons. They all have something special to offer.

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