Stumptown Coffee Roasters http://stumptowncoffee.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:40:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 Notable Persons, Works by Marcus Gannuscio (Division) http://stumptowncoffee.com/notable-persons-works-marcus-gannuscio-division/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/notable-persons-works-marcus-gannuscio-division/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:15:28 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22528 NOTABLE PERSONS Works by Marcus Gannuscio The Notable Persons series started off as a research project for a large scale multi-figure painting. As I continued to

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NOTABLE PERSONS
Works by Marcus Gannuscio

The Notable Persons series started off as a research project for a large scale multi-figure painting. As I continued to make a list of people I found interesting and inspiring I became hindered by my indecision of who to include in the painting. I abandoned the idea of the painting all together. The project became exclusively pen and ink drawings focused on trying to capture the vitality and personality of these people.  

To keep the emphasis on their character I set one rule I set for myself; I could not use any pencil sketching to lay-in the drawings. All the drawings in this series are pen and ink only, if I screwed up I had to start over. Some faces were harder than others, some days I felt l was a better artist than others.   I believe my errors are every bit as important as my successes, if not more important. My mistakes are what teach me and have value to me, which is why I have decided to hang many of my “bad” drawings as part of the show.  

- Marcus Gannuscio
www.marcusgannuscio.com

 

For more information about this show or exhibiting your artwork with us, please contact the curator, Wendy Swartz – wendy@stumptowncoffee.com.

Division Stumptown
4525 SE Division Street

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Top Tips to Brew For a Crew http://stumptowncoffee.com/top-tips-brew-crew/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/top-tips-brew-crew/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:11:03 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22506 The holidays are just around the corner so we thought we’d share some tips on how best to brew for a crew of guests. A

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The holidays are just around the corner so we thought we’d share some tips on how best to brew for a crew of guests. A lot of us here make our daily coffee through single cup pour overs like the Bee House and Chemex at home, which can be tricky when brewing for a crowd. Here are some helpful hints to you keep you going strong through to the requisite pie course.

Methodology.

  • Press Pot. French press pots come in different sizes. We like the Bodum, which we sell in a 3-cup, 8-cup and 12-cup in our online shop. See our best brewing practices here. Just remember when using a press pot, it’s crucial to pour the coffee out of the press after your 4 minute brew is complete or the coffee will keep extracting and you’ll end up with coffee you can chew. And that’s a gift to no one.

  • Chemex or Pour Over. These are great options for a smaller crowd, and if you have the time and free hands. You can always brew a couple of Chemex pots and pour them into a carafe that will keep your coffee hot. For a 20 ounce brew, we use 42 grams of coffee (about 6 level Tablespoons.) Read more Chemex brew tips here.

  • Bonavita Thermal Carafe Brewer. We have kind of a love affair with the Bonavita brewer. It heats the water to the ideal brewing temperature of around 200 degrees, allows for a bloom with its shower-like water spray, and shuts off so your coffee isn’t continuously heating on the heating plate. But wait, there’s more! The insulated carafe keeps your coffee hot for hours. We like like this brewer.

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Hot hot heat.

  • If you do have an electric coffee brewer with a heating plate, we recommend that you turn it off or remove the coffee from the heat so as to avoid the old cooked gas station coffee situation.

  • Preheat your serving cups and mugs with hot water to keep your coffee from cooling down too quickly.

  • Pour your French press or Chemex brewed coffee into a thermos. For your best bet, don’t keep the coffee in your thermos or carafe for more than an hour, especially when brewing French press.

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Holiday Fare Pair.

  • Our Ethiopia Mordecofe is a prime time dessert coffee – its clean tea-like qualities cut the sweetness of pumpkin and fruit pies.

  • Guatemala Finca El Injerto Pacamara’s intensity of flavor, complexity and acidity balance rich and heavy holiday menus. It’s the Champagne of our holiday coffees!

  • Costa Rica Montes De Oro is an ideal house guest for a gingerbread cottage.

  • The Colombia  El Jordan has delicate bright notes that go along with any menu. It has a great long finish and distinct chocolate notes. A definite crowd pleaser!

  • Hair Bender is a bang up cure for a bender. Make it your New Year’s hangover helper.

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As always, we’ve got your back. Feel free to holler at us at info@stumptowncoffee.com or tweet us @stumptowncoffee for brewing tips or suggested coffee pairings.

Happy Holidays!

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The Blue Print Series, Arielle Adkin (Downtown) http://stumptowncoffee.com/blue-print-series-arielle-adkin-downtown/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/blue-print-series-arielle-adkin-downtown/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:17:09 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22498 On view October 22nd – December 2nd 2014 Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, November 23rd  For The Blue Print Series, her first solo exhibition

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On view October 22nd – December 2nd 2014
Reception for the artist 4-6pm Sunday, November 23rd 

For The Blue Print Series, her first solo exhibition at Stumptown, Arielle Adkin made use of a singular, vintage, damask flower motif. In an effort to simplify the subject to the essence of pure pattern design, she at times tweaked, re-scaled, painted, printed over, drew on, and Cyanotyped the motif. Reminiscent of textile or wallpaper, these pieces hung together expend from simple surface into the realm of a glorious interior where mark-making and the power of artistic gesture reign.

Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Arielle Adkin received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe in 2006. She now lives and works in Portland, OR. More of her work can be found on her website (http://www.distillart.com).

 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
128 SW Third Avenue
Portland, OR
503-295-6144

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Studio Visit: Wood & Faulk http://stumptowncoffee.com/studio-visit-wood-faulk-2/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/studio-visit-wood-faulk-2/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:46:58 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22443 When we set out to create our ideal travel brew kit we knew we had to get the bag just right, which is exactly why

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When we set out to create our ideal travel brew kit we knew we had to get the bag just right, which is exactly why we teamed up with Matt Pierce from Wood & Faulk in Portland, OR. Matt and his team of stitch-and-leather magic makers shared the vision of the perfect travel bag, made with ingredients of the finest quality that will age gracefully through a lifetime of coffee cups.

Wood & Faulk aims to source US-made materials as often as possible – for our bags, they chose Martexin canvas from Fairfield Textile in New Jersey, a heavy-weight, hard-wearing and water repellent material. The leather straps are made from English bridle leather from one of the finest vegetable tanneries in the world, operating for more than 140 years out of Pennsylvania.

Matt explains his design approach for this project: “One thing we wanted was a compact shape that was easy to pack. Ease of use and reliability were also a must. Do we have conventional handles? We found them unnecessary, especially if you were packing this bag into another bag. After playing with other solutions, the single strap handle was the answer. It keeps the bag compact, but easy to grab. Squares up the bag shape too, so easy to pack and holds your coffee goods securely. After working with Stumptown on the design, we love the final solution.”

We love it too, Matt.

Take a peek inside the Wood & Faulk Portland studio and see how the Rambler travel bags are made. SHOP THE RAMBLER HERE >>>Wood&Faulk_blog14

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PRICING COORDINATOR IN PORTLAND, OR http://stumptowncoffee.com/pricing-coordinator-portland/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/pricing-coordinator-portland/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:40:56 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22435 Job Title: Pricing Coordinator – Finance Locations: Portland, OR Headquarters Reports to: Accounting Manager Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution

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desktopJob Title: Pricing Coordinator – Finance
Locations: Portland, OR Headquarters
Reports to: Accounting Manager

Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position profile is designed to outline essential functions, qualifications and job duties, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Summary

Responsible for providing support to the Finance and Sales & Distribution departments. Primary focus is on price level and promotions maintenance in Netsuite, reviewing distributor bill backs and deductions from invoices and communicating and reporting this information effectively. Responsible for item maintenance of sales items. The objective is to monitor and manage the communication flow between Sales, Finance and the distributors to ensure timely and accurate bill backs and accurate pricing for promotions. Accuracy and focus on timely completion of tasks required.

Essential Functions

  • Inputs and maintains customer specific pricing in Netsuite, including specific promotions
  • Assists with analysis and estimation of monthly bill backs for GAAP accounting
  • Inputs and maintains items and new products with accurate components and tracking within Netsuite, ensuring proper accounting treatment
  • Maintains Excel spreadsheets with pricing data; promotes periodic pricing reviews

Job Duties

  • Reviews and approves all distributor bill backs/deductions taken from invoices
  • Answers inquiries and researches problems regarding pricing in a timely manner
  • Interfaces with sales team and customers regarding programs and promotions
  • Works with the AR team to reconcile accounts impacted by bill backs
  • Works under time constraints and deadlines while maintaining accuracy and consistent communication
  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement; creates and improves internal processes to simplify communication around pricing and new pricing programs
  • Completes tasks and projects in a timely manner, balancing multiple demands but continuing to meet critical deadlines
  • Performs reporting as needed to both Sales and Finance
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including support to the Finance team as needed

Supervisory responsibilities

  •  No direct reports.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience in accounting or related roles that demonstrate the skills needed
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing demands
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-starter with excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player with eagerness and an aptitude to grow
  • Customer service focus both internally and externally
  • Ability to plan and execute on numerous programs and promotions
  • Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for coffee
  • Flexible and adaptable to change

Physical Demands

  •  Must be able to remain in a stationary position seventy five percent of the time
  • Constantly operates a computer
  • Frequent written and verbal communication with customers and co-workers
  • May be required to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Work environment

  • Work is performed in Corporate HQ in Portland, OR
  • The noise level is moderate but can be loud at times

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@stumptowncoffee.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA http://stumptowncoffee.com/merchandiser-los-angeles-ca/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/merchandiser-los-angeles-ca/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:50:17 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22422 Job Title: Merchandiser Locations: Los Angeles, CA Reports to: Varies by market Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our

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division-(11)Job Title: Merchandiser
Locations: Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Varies by market

Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  Creating a sustainable workplace is at the core of who we are.  We’ve worked hard to create a great place to work and are proud of the results.  We’re not perfect, but being open to ideas and continually improving things has always been a fundamental part of how we work.  We’re the kind of workplace where each of us works hard, has fun and contributes a lot.  We value each individual here and feel that everyone plays an important part in making Stumptown….Stumptown, which is our foundation for growing a successful business.

Summary

Support our commitment to exceptional customer service.  This full time position will work closely with the Wholesale team, Production and others in an ever-expanding retail market to ensure that our grocery accounts are receiving an exceptional level of customer service.  The ideal candidate will create positive and lasting relationships with our vendors, catering to the needs of store owners and managers at each store to fulfill specific requests. The position will require multi-tasking, confidence in dealing with a variety of personalities and helping different departments ensure that quality standards are being maintained at each store.

Essential Functions

  • Key point of contact for all delivery, ordering and fulfillment matters for grocery accounts
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with Customer Support, Production, Sales and management teams
  • Fulfill grocery coffee orders with precision, including direct merchandising, placing orders for accounts and managing pars
  • Help manage and perform demos among all grocery accounts across the channel of business, including whole bean (drip) and Cold Brew tastings with the public; work according to prioritized demo schedule and engage other team members accordingly to fulfill
  • Check in with accounts on non-scheduled delivery days; proactive resolution of issues
  • Establish systems and lay the groundwork for customer-service standards during our expansion in grocery markets
  • Communicate with customers in a positive and supportive manner on the road, day-to-day, and on behalf of Stumptown
  • Pack and triple check customer orders of roasted coffee
  • Deliver coffee to wholesale customers and retail cafes
  • Maintain and support vendor relationships across all grocery accounts
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for coffee
  • Strong customer service attitude and professional approach
  • Concentrated attention to detail and quality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Candidate must have a reliable vehicle as job may require use of personal vehicle (mileage compensation)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage daily and weekly tasks
  • Ability to speak with authority on our coffee offerings
    • Work cross-functionally as part of a large or small project team
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to change

Physical Demands

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk
  • Ability to bend, climb stairs, and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds frequently
  • Ability to squat frequently

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in many locations, including at times the Corporate HQ
  • May encounter noise levels as the job is performed in various locations
  • Work will be mostly conducted in retail establishments

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@stumptowncoffee.com. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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Delivery Driver / Production in Los Angeles, CA http://stumptowncoffee.com/delivery-driver-production-los-angeles-ca/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/delivery-driver-production-los-angeles-ca/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:49:51 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22420 Job Title: Delivery Driver/Production Locations: Los Angeles, CA Reports to: Roastery Floor Manager Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to

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HQ4_webJob Title: Delivery Driver/Production
Locations: Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Roastery Floor Manager

Stumptown Coffee Roasters believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. Creating a sustainable workplace is at the core of who we are. We’ve worked hard to create a great place
to work and are proud of the results.  We’re not perfect, but being open to ideas and continually improving things has always been a fundamental part of how we work. We’re the kind of workplace where each of us works hard, has fun and contributes a lot. We value each individual here and feel that everyone plays an important part in making Stumptown….Stumptown, which is our foundation for growing a successful business.

Summary

Support our commitment to exceptional customer service by working closely with the wholesale team, the roasters and the office team. Pack and deliver roasted coffee, fulfill orders, and assist with general coffee production. Deal with a variety of personalities and departments to ensure that quality standards are being maintained.

Essential Functions

  • Pack roasted coffee
  • Deliver coffee to wholesale customers and cafes
  • Fulfill and manage customer orders
  • Assist with general coffee productions and workflow
  • Interact with wholesale customers
  • The ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for coffee
  • Extreme customer service and professionalism
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven team player
  • Willingness to learn from mistakes to grow and enhance skills
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to manage and prioritize daily and weekly tasks
  • Hospitality and customer service focus

Physical Demands

  • Carry weight, lift – frequently moves materials weighing up to 60 pounds
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in the LA Roastery
  • The work environment can be noisy
  • Temperatures can be variable in the work area

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@stumptowncoffee.com.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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November Featured Coffee: Ethiopia Duromina, The Gold Standard http://stumptowncoffee.com/november-featured-coffee-ethiopia-duromina-gold-standard/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/november-featured-coffee-ethiopia-duromina-gold-standard/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:32:58 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22397 Adam McClellan, Coffee Buyer We talk a lot about quality around here. But what does that mean beyond the cupping table, brew bar, and espresso machine?

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Adam McClellan, Coffee Buyer

We talk a lot about quality around here. But what does that mean beyond the cupping table, brew bar, and espresso machine? Since we base our green coffee purchasing on the best of the best, we want repeatability and investment on the source side to get to that quality year after year, so what type of work and measurement is needed to get to that cup quality to have positive social impact and long term benefits?

For us, the combined work and investment of Ethiopia Duromina co-operative together with Technoserve, shows the clear path and model for this coffee quality/social/environmental benefit equation.

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We are thrilled to be able to serve you this stunning coffee, now a standard part of our annual line up of incredible Ethiopia offerings, and to be investing even heavier in this great partnership as the new harvest begins in Ethiopia. This year’s Duromina continues to exhibit flavors of pineapple, green grape and candied citrus.  For us, it remains one of the most emblematic cups from Ethiopia to date.  Also, it’s in the running for our single origin espresso of the year. Enjoy.

SHOP ETHIOPIA DUROMINA HERE >>>

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Hair Bender Artist in Residence Series http://stumptowncoffee.com/stumptown-artist-series/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/stumptown-artist-series/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:31 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22272 Stumptown has always been staffed by a crew of artists (just look at Stumptown longtimers Tim Root & Tim Wenzel) so in honor of our 15th birthday

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artist_series_blogStumptown has always been staffed by a crew of artists (just look at Stumptown longtimers Tim Root & Tim Wenzel) so in honor of our 15th birthday on November 1, we put out a call to Stumptown staff across the country to submit original artwork to don the Hair Bender bag cards for the month of November – here is the full spread of submissions. How lucky are we to work among such talent.

From left to right:

(top row) Emily Hibsman, Brent Wick, Steph Ketnick
(second row) Joseph McVetty, Jesse Marvin, Austin Wahl
(third row) Marcie McCabe, Beau Berkley, Marian Miller
(bottom left) Jaime Boddorff

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Stumptown 15th Anniversary // Cafe Hours http://stumptowncoffee.com/15thbirthday-hours/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/15thbirthday-hours/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:30:48 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22378 On Saturday November 1 we’re having our 15th birthday party! Please excuse us while we celebrate. All Portland cafes will be closing at 2pm, except

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On Saturday November 1 we’re having our 15th birthday party! Please excuse us while we celebrate. All Portland cafes will be closing at 2pm, except for the Division cafe which closes at 1pm.

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