Stumptown Coffee Roasters
“Coffee is about pleasure. It’s that moment when your hand is warmed by the mug, you raise it to your nose, inhale deeply and then take a sip. That sip is the culmination of years of work, three-thousand mile journeys, and passion. Here is how we make that sip perfect.” They love to say. After all, Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been a key player in the growth and taste for specialty coffee in America. Along with other roasters like Intelligentsia, Counter Culture and Blue Bottle, Stumptown set itself apart from big corporate chains because they allowed the coffee they sourced and roasted to “speak for itself” by roasting light and putting more of an emphasis on single origin coffees than blends. It was founded in ’99 in Portland, Oregon by Duane Sorenson, that bought a 5-kilo roaster and started roasting. Two years later there was the first sourcing trip to El Injerto farm, in Guatemala and then the company continue to grow, until 2009 marked the arrival of Stumptown in New York City’s Ace Hotel. During these 20 plus years, Stumptown is always been a big influence in the specialty coffee insurrection in many ways. Like sourcing directly from farmers, or sharing the idea that there is a story behind every cup of coffee. And the story continues.