Join us on December 24th at our Division St. Cafe in Portland as we host our annual Holiday Blood Drive benefitting the American Red Cross. For every pint of blood donated, we’re offering a free 12oz bag of coffee. Sign up at any Stumptown Cafe.
Hey everyone, we wanted to write to thank you, for all of your kind thoughts and messages of support over the last few days. Most importantly, all of our NYC employees are safe. In addition to the outpouring of love we’ve received, we would like to extend our thoughts to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.
As many of you know, the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, home to our NYC roasting operations, was among the hardest hit in New York. The roastery was indeed impacted, but everyone on our NYC staff is hard at work, doing everything possible to support all of our wholesale customers that are currently open, and helping others to resume coffee service as soon as possible. In addition, the Manhattan Cafe at the Ace Hotel is open for business, currently operating at limited 9-5 hours.
The Red Hook community and the many amazing businesses that call it home are banding together, supporting each other in every way possible. Without this, efforts in the neighborhood would not be happening as quickly as they currently are.
Our Stumptown family in Portland has been indispensable in offering much-needed roasting and production support from the west coast. The level of teamwork happening right now is truly awesome!
We will know a lot more over the coming week and promise to be in touch. In the meantime, warmest wishes and best regards.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Headquarters
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11 am Thursday August 30th, 2012
100 SE Salmon Street, Portland
We are pleased to invite you to the grand opening and ribbon cutting for our new headquarters at Southeast 1st and Salmon. We have been looking for a new home for several years and are so excited about our new facility. As part of the project, we are consolidating the entirety of our Portland-based operations, including green coffee, roasting, production, service, training and administrative operations.
We are thrilled to open our doors on August 30th to give you a preview of Stumptown’s new HQ in Portland’s central eastside!
Starting at 11 am, we will be celebrating with words from Governor Kitzhaber’s office, the Portland Mayor’s office and the Energy Trust of Oregon. Guided tours of the space will follow, including a look at our newly installed, energy-saving Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) and a newly refurbished, vintage Probat 90 Kilo roaster. The RTO was acquired through significant support from the Energy Trust of Oregon. We can’t wait to share the story behind this highly integrated roasting system and the impressive reduction in our carbon footprint and increased energy efficiency that it provides.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday and sharing our new space with you!
Our Cold Brew was recently featured in this month’s issue of Bon Appétit.
I wandered some more, and ran into a kind soul who said I had to check out Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Brynn and Will greeted me there.
“We specialize in single-cup Chemexes,” Brynn said when I asked about their
I had no clue what that meant.
“Do you have cappuccinos?” I asked.
“Yep, we make ‘em with our Hair Bender blend. The first Stumptown was in a converted hair salon in Portland, hence the name,” Brynn said.
“We actually have a cupping at 3:00 if you want to check that out,” Will offered as I enjoyed my drink, my hand shaking with each lift of the cup.
A cupping? I felt like such a neophyte.
Marcy would be our fearless leader for what I learned was a time-honored tradition.
“We do cuppings here to develop our palates as baristas, so we can recognize flavor profiles and insure consistency,” she began. “That’s why there are three cups of each of the five coffees we will be sampling.”
Then Marcy explained the steps:
1. Smell each coffee in its dry state
2. Add boiling water and smell in wet state
3.Get spoon and break “crust,” scoop escaping aroma towards you*
4. Take a spoonful from each cup and sip to compare flavors*
5. Spit out if so desired
(* Do not cross-contaminate spoons. Use new spoons for each cup.)
I followed her directions with the fervor of a religious devotee as we compared the five roasts against themselves and with each other.
When we finished I felt one step closer to unlocking the magic of the bean, but was convinced that the mystical process would take longer than a day.
I also felt light-headed. I’d had my coffee fix for the year.
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Stumptown is proud to announce that we have joined Rudy’s Barbershop
in support of Krochet Kids International, a non-profit whose mission is to create sustainable economic development programs supporting the growth of individuals and communities in developing nations. During the first week in July, baristas at Stumptown NYC will be donning limited edition bow ties crocheted by women in the Krochet Kids program to show support and build awareness for this organization.
To learn more, stop by our cafe in the Ace Hotel in Manhattan or visit the Krochet Kids website: http://www.krochetkids.org/