“Stumptown”: A Short Film

We are over the moon to announce the latest installment in our video series entitled, “Stumptown.”

The accomplished filmmaker Trevor Fife once again explores the inner workings of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. For years, he has helped us to tell the story of our producers, shedding light on what goes on behind the scenes on the ground at origin. For this project, Trevor turns the camera inward to distill the essence of what it means to be a part of the “Stumptown Family.”

Trevor has been a long-time collaborator with Stumptown: traveling to source with Duane starting in 2006, shooting films on farms like Guatemala Finca El Injerto, and traveling across Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya, blending clean, pristine digital images with gritty and textural Super 8 and 16mm film. His work is not only easy on the eyes but captures the living, breathing spirit behind the coffee farms and the surrounding communities. He’s perhaps best known for the swampy sexy cool True Blood opening sequence shot on Super 8. We feel lucky to work with him and look forward to future collaborations to come.