Morning Ritual: Kait Hurley

Kait Hurley is a digital entrepreneur, co-founder of the KAIT app, and creator of the Move + Meditate Method. We sat down with her to find out how she gets going every morning.

Notes on Direct Trade: Colombia El Jordan Impact Report

Ever wondered what “Direct Trade” actually means? Here at Stumptown, it means that we know our producers, we pay high prices for high quality, and we build sourcing relationships that last. We’re proud of the way we source our coffee, but we don’t expect you to take our word for it -- which is why we commissioned our first-ever third-party impact report along with our partners at Caravela.

On the Wall: Vanessa Renwick

Filmmaker and visual artist Vanessa Renwick (of The Oregon Department of Kick Ass) presents *Out There*, a collection of large-scale archival pigment prints of her original paintings, at our [downtown Portland cafe](https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/pages/locations-portland-downtown). Vanessa is the first 2020 recipient of the Stumptown Artist Fellowship.

How to Perfect Your Pour Over

Pour overs may be having their day in the sun, but many of our favorites have been around for decades. Whether you’re a first-time Bee House brewer or a V60 master, brewing your best requires a few pro tips.

Cold Brew Concentrate

There’s a new cowboy out on the horizon. Cold Brew Concentrate is our new double strength buddy ready to power you through life’s greatest obstacles. What is it? Well bend an ear, sonny because we're gonna tell ya.

Skate Team: Chet Childress

Chet Childress is a special beast of a man. A nomadic human who seeks out the most special DIY skate spots, he's also a prolific artist that will use any surface he can get his hands on.

Skate Team: Elissa Steamer

Elissa Steamer is one of the all-time greats of skateboarding, period, and was the first woman to achieve pro skateboarder status. She’s a four-time X-Games gold medalist, and played a part in some of the most influential street skate videos of the 1990s and 2000s.

Stumptown is a B Corporation

Midway through 2018, Stumptown quietly became a certified B Corporation, a new kind of business model that balances purpose and profit. As a coffee roaster that started with one cafe in a small city and has expanded into a company with national reach, we came to the realization that we needed a framework to help mindfully grow our business.

Meet the Maker: Mississippi Records

Starting this week, mornings at all Stumptown cafes will be spent playing a curated selection of vinyl from Mississippi Records. We sat down with the record label’s originator Eric Isaacson and friend Gordon Ashworth, to talk about how the label got started and where it’s going.

Day Off: Austin Wahl

In the throes of summer things really start to pick up in little old Portland. People wake up, get out, and do amazing work out in our community. One of our old gold Stumptowners, Austin Wahl, used this hot summer energy to level up his creative side-project and organize his first art show

Flower of Flowers

Earlier this year we traveled with new friends from different creative backgrounds to Antigua, Guatemala. Our film, Flower of Flowers, tells the story of climate change, coffee, and those directly impacted by the changing environment.

Fresh New Bags

Hello world. We’ve got something new cooking over here at Stumptown and we want to tell you about it.

What is Cascara?

Everything you need to know about the lesser known part of the coffee fruit.

Studio Visit: Sam Larson

We met designer and illustrator Sam Larson after he sketched up one of our paper cups, and asked him to design one for us soon after. We recently sat down with him in his North Portland studio to talk about drawing on coffee cups and exploring the grand wild lands of the West.

Pour Over Showdown

Hand-poured filtered coffee has its own special place in our hearts and mugs. We go deep on our favorites to help you find one that gives you the best buzz for your buck.

Coffee Class: Get Fresh

Around here, we think about freshness a lot. And so do you, apparently. Here is our advice on how to keep your coffee so fresh and so clean.

The Facts About Filters

We decided to do a little coffee filter tête-à-tête with our Coffee Education team to find if a filter affects the final outcome in a cup of coffee. Spoiler alert: It does.

How to Brew in a Moka Pot

The Moka Pot is a classic – but its old-school brew method can scorch your coffee and leave you with a metallic residue. We're here to help.

Meet the Maker: Wood & Faulk

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.

Grind 101

When people ask us about better brewing tips, getting the grind right is always at the top of our suggestion list.