Stumptown Coffee Roasters http://stumptowncoffee.com Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 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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15th Anniversary Tim Root x Stumptown Mug Set http://stumptowncoffee.com/15th-anniversary-tim-root-x-stumptown-mug-set/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/15th-anniversary-tim-root-x-stumptown-mug-set/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:47:32 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22370 Portland Belmont cafe barista and artist Tim Root has been a Stumptown institution for as long as most of us can remember. In honor of our

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Portland Belmont cafe barista and artist Tim Root has been a Stumptown institution for as long as most of us can remember. In honor of our 15th anniversary, he created this mug, which is paired with a bag of Hair Bender in a gift box emblazoned with one of his drawings.

Tim Root was one of the first baristas Duane hired 14 years ago, and is the artist behind the hilarious and notorious Stumptown ads, often featuring snaggle-toothed old guys with twisted skinny limbs contorted at the mercy of their own bodies, riding skateboards and pounding coffee.

For more on this dude that we’re so lucky to work with, check out this profile about him on our blog.

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MEET THE MAKER: MAZAMA http://stumptowncoffee.com/meet-the-maker-mazama/ http://stumptowncoffee.com/meet-the-maker-mazama/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:39:42 +0000 http://stumptowncoffee.com/?p=22308 We are happy to announce a collaboration with the very talented potters and designers behind Mazama, a Portland-based ceramic studio that creates clutch-worthy mugs, cups

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We are happy to announce a collaboration with the very talented potters and designers behind Mazama, a Portland-based ceramic studio that creates clutch-worthy mugs, cups and pitchers.

It’s hard to find a wheel thrown production pottery studio that does this so well, and these folks pay a great deal of attention to consistency and design. ”Even though everything we make is hand thrown, we have a very tight standard when it comes to size and shape,” says co-founder Meghan Wright. “We wanted to make pieces that are simple, timeless, and felt amazing in your hand, and while you drink. We obsessed over the lip of our cups, as well as the handle design until they felt just right.”

The designs of the cups and vessels are very considered before ever even taking clay to wheel – each piece begins with a pencil sketch, next a computer rendering, and finally the pieces are created in clay on the wheel. After a piece is thrown on the wheel, it is dried for a day, then flipped over and trimmed. This is when the stamp is applied to the bottom. Next, the handle is added. Once completely dry, the mugs are fired in a bisque kiln program. The bisque ware is then carefully sanded and checked for flaws, then the glaze is applied.

Meghan says, “The best part of the design process is testing them out, or ‘Research Drinking’ as we like to call it. Have to make sure our favorite beverages taste good in there, right?”

We can relate the family vibe of the studio and can certainly get behind the folks of Mazama who really rally behind creating a community of people drinking things together.

Our custom, limited-edition, hand-thrown Mazama X Stumptown stoneware mug hits the online shop today. Here’s a peek inside their studio in Northeast Portland. SHOP MAZAMA MUG >>

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