Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roaster


Address: 3377 SE Division Street, Suite 101
City, State ZIP: Portland, OR 97202
Country: United States
Phone: +1.503.230.7797
URL: http://www.stumptowncoffee.com/
Blend(s): Hair Bender, various single origins and other blends
Last Update: 07/09/2013
First Entered: 06/17/2005

Notes
They roast daily and run a few highly regarded cafés in Portland. At least to start (it has since spread to New York and around the world.) Owner Duane Sorenson has Bay Area influence with Ritual Coffee Roasters and, initially, a partnership in Four Barrel Coffee in SF. After a number started roasting their own or replacing Stumptown with other SF roasters from 2008-2012, by 2013 a new wave of coffee shops is once again offering Stumptown in the SF area.

Stumptown's flagship Hairbender blend was the original "brightness bomb" we often wrote about for overly bright, acidic flavor profiles in espresso blends. Oddly, as a CoffeeRatings.com reader pointed out in 2013, Hairbender seems to have backed off from that reputation for several years now.

And although Stumptown cafés can be a touch underwhelming, their Guatemala Finca El Injerto - La Cima was arguably the best coffee we had in 2012.

Locations using coffee from this roastery:

Name Address Neighborhood City Espresso Rating
Cafe St. Jorge 3438 Mission St. Bernal Heights San Francisco 8.20
Jane on Fillmore 2123 Fillmore St. Fillmore San Francisco 8.30
Stumptown Coffee Roasters 128 SW 3rd Ave. Downtown Portland 8.00
Stumptown Coffee Roasters 616 E Pine St. Capitol Hill Seattle 7.40
Thinking Cup 165 Tremont St. Boston 6.80
Workshop Cafe 180 Montgomery St. Financial District San Francisco 7.10