Daniel Dawson – Roasting Manager


Daniel was born in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN and was raised on a farm just a few miles north of it. After high school, he decided to attend UK and work toward a degree in Accounting. When he's not at the shop perfecting his pour-overs or roasting coffee at Magic Beans, he's probably somewhere playing an instrument or hiking. Some people think that deep down he is an old man, due to his love for Jeopardy and corny jokes.

Top Three Bucket-List Items:

1.     Skydive

2.     Become fluent in a foreign language

3.     Visit every Major League Baseball stadium.

Your Chipotle Order:

Bowl: brown rice, black beans, carnitas, mild salsa, corn salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole. (Yes, I know guac is extra).

What’s your favorite way to drink coffee?

Aeropress. Preferably at 3 o’clock in the morning, in the middle of a road-trip, on the hood of my car, in a random gas station parking lot, with hot water from the gas station coffee bar.

Think back to your road trips: what’s the best place you’ve stopped for coffee along the way?

Archetype Coffee in Omaha, Nebraska. They have something very special, and Omaha was a hidden gem.

Favorite Movie Quote:
“Life moves too fast. If you don’t stop to look around once a while, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller
What’s your favorite thing to eat on a “treat yo self” day?
Sorella Gelato