Drink Domestique in your office

Domestique is a coffee, hospitality, and lifestyle brand that is providing Alabama with coffee based cultural experiences. We believe in simplicity and innovation. We are founded on the idea of “easy access to high quality coffee”, meaning we want simple and healthy coffees to be available for you, our customers, at home, on the go, and in the restaurants you visit.

It is our goal to produce the best nitro cold brew, and whole-bean coffee available. Our coffee is special because we use a fluid-bed roaster, which maintains the integrity and nuanced flavor of the beans.

Our Mission

We’re a coffee roaster, beverage company, and Cafe entity dedicated to high quality and sustainably-grown coffees served in traditional and nontraditional formats. Domestique is a business built on labor. And one that respects craftsmanship. Our focus is on portable ready-to-drink products and our direct-to-consumer model with a pivot to tech based applications.

We are a socially responsible coffee importer and roaster that is dedicated to sourcing sustainably grown coffees as well as ensuring a fair wage supply line from production to distribution.

The people behind Domestique

Domestique Coffee is a project crafted by Michael and Nathan Pocus.

Nathan Pocus

Nathan is a Birmingham native who has been working in the film and production industry for all of his professional life. After working in the corporate environment for five years, Nathan decided to quit the 9-5. With his entrepreneurial spirit in tow, in 2012, he struck out on his own to pursue production, branding, and marketing as founder of Squarepost Creative. Travel and exploration are integral to his existence. His free spirit drives him to learn and evolve and always strive for more. With his boundless supply of ideas and creativity, Domestique Coffee is his brain-child.

Michael Pocus

Michael Pocus graduated from UAB with a Bachelors of Arts where he focused on Film History. He has worked in the service industry since age 16 where he learned how to work the front of the house and interact with customers. He became the Coffee Manager of Urban Standard, a premiere Birmingham coffee house and cafe, in 2013. Through his time at Urban Standard, working with Counter Culture Coffee, he developed a true passion for the entire process of the coffee trade. In January of 2016, he was instrumental in opening The Woodlawn Cycle Cafe. His role at Domestique currently lies as Co-Founder, Head Coffee Roaster, and COO.

Krysta Parsons

Krysta, born and raised in Birmingham, graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a BFA. She began her career as an undergraduate intern at Southern Progress’ publication, Cooking Light, where her passion for food was officially ignited. Krysta has worked in the world of print publishing, web and graphic design, and marketing ever since. With time spent at Health Magazine, J-Rag, and Personal Best, she has most recently landed in the marketing department as web designer for UAB Medicine. With an extremely entrepreneurial spirit and love for the local community, she is an eager contributor to our team.