Stumptown Coffee Has Been Sold, Industry Sources Tell WW


Stumptown, the iconic and fiercely independent company that helped define coffee in this city, has been sold to a New York investment firm, according to records and interviews with industry officials. A coffee industry executive has confirmed for WW that Stumptown’s new investors claimed to have bought 90 percent of the Portland company. The sale ends the company’s 12-year life as a local brand ...   More
Sunday, June 5, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Stumptown Does Chicago


Food & Drink
Portland's home-brewed coffee empire Stumptown is expanding to Chicago, according to Time Out Chicago.Bean baron Duane Sorenson told the paper he not only plans to open a coffee bar there, but also a roastery, which would presumably put the company is a position to take on more retail accounts with other businesses in the city (Stumptown already has one account there). It's a ballsy move in the hometown ...   More
Thursday, March 31, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Bean There: New York Magazine Gaga Over Stumptown Coffee

The latest sign New York's love affair with Portland has gotten completely out of hand: Portland's coffee king is invading New York itself, and the Big Apple doesn't mind. Instead, New York Magazine today published a massive profile spread of Duane Sorenson's Stumptown Coffee—including a chart of Stumptown's brewing process, a map of where New Yorkers can find a cup, and a taste test against ...   More
Monday, April 20, 2009 AARON MESH

Time Mag Asks: Is Stumptown the new Starbucks?

Okay, the answer to that question is HELL NO. Starbucks is all about cushy lifestyle porn. Stumptown is all about beans. (And the tight pants—Ed.) Still, the born-in-Portland, beloved-by-New Yorkers coffee roaster reached a new level of notoriety today when it was heralded in a story in Time magazine titled, "Is Stumptown the New Starbucks—or Better?" Writer Josh Ozersky (who won ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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