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November 2013

Think Tank Gallery in LA is known for creating an extra element of spectacle surrounding its openings, but its December show is getting downtown LA buzzed. In collaboration with Avi Roth’s show Coffeegraph, Think Tank and LA Coffee Club are going to great lengths to bring LA’s tight-knit art scene and burgeoning downtown coffee community together for a grip of events in the month of December.

For the duration, Think Tank is opening up a coffee bar installation, and hosting daily events ranging from coffee table conversations to workshops, live music and performance art, all ”with the goal of sparking creative discussion over a cup of craft coffee.”

We’re stoked to collaborate on such an innovative and interesting project — and we’re proud to help them kick things off for the opening on Sunday, December 1.

Think Tank coffee bar will be serving up Stumptown through December 5 on a La Marzocco Strada, and will host 5 other local roasters until December 21. See the full schedule here.  For tickets and more information, go to http://thinktankgallery.org/coffeegraph.

HQ1_web HQ2_webHQ4_webWe’ve opened up our home here at Stumptown HQ in Portland’s SE industrial district for public tours.

Want to see how our coffee roastery operates? Check out our training lab, roastery floor, green coffee QC lab and more.

Tours are offered Wednesdays at 1 pm and Saturdays at 10:30am. 

The tours will last about 45 minutes to an hour and will include a 1/2 lb bag of coffee roasted before your very eyes.

Tours are $15, and are limited to 10 participants, with advance sign-up required. Email tours@stumptowncoffee.com to sign up.

We also have FREE public tastings Mondays – Saturdays at 3pm. Learn about coffee and taste several varieties side by side.

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We’ve been working with our friends over at Food52, teaching them a bit about brewing better. Today’s installment in The Perfect Cup series: How to brew a Chemex. Read the post over here.

brew_kits_blogWe scoured the globe to find and test the best brew gear around. We’ve pulled some of our favorites together to help you get everything you need to brew your best cup at home, whoever you are. Each kit comes with a tailored brew guide to get you going.

VOYAGER

Ideal for the traveling or wilderness types, or those looking for a durable, portable, hard-knock coffee brewing experience. This kit comes with a Porlex mini burr grinder, Snow Peak coffee dripper, our new enamel mug, filters, and bag of Hair Bender. Bon Voyage!

JOURNEYMAN

This is a perfect basic pour over set-up for the home brewer. It includes the lovable Bee House dripper (a breeze to use and brewer of a great medium-bodied cup), the Hario ceramic burr grinder, Bonavita gooseneck kettle, filters, ceramic military mug and a bag of Hair Bender. Keep calm and journey on.

CHEMIST

The Chemist kit is ideal for those exacting, Chemex-loving brewers among us. The Chemex is known for it’s classic, high-design and its lab-grade filter, which collects many of the oils and fines and allows for a bright, clean cup. This kit comes with the Chemex glass handle coffeemaker, filters, a Baratza Encore electric grinder, Bonavita gooseneck kettle, ceramic military mug, bag of Hair Bender and pocket scale to see how things measure up.

ENTERTAINER

This is the kit for the touch and go types or those who want to make killer coffee for a crowd. It includes the Bonavita Thermal Carafe Brewer (the best in its field because of its ability to regulate temperature), filters, a Baratza Virtuoso electric burr grinder, ceramic military mug, pocket scale, and a bag of Hair Bender. Party on dudes.

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We are deeply saddened to hear that Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwood has passed away. He was a true visionary and an inspiration to all of us at Stumptown. Sending our sincere condolences to his family and friends.