A post on Esquire Magazine's website stated "Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been sold to the highest bidder". Not quite.I heard a rumor a few weeks ago that company founder Duane Sorenson wants to expand into the European market. If true, that is going to take some cash, and it makes sense that they would need to bring in an equity firm to make that happen. That does not … [Read more...] about Stumptown Has Not Been Sold – Yet
Last year Stumptown Coffee Roasters won by a significant margin. This year, Barista Coffeehouse surged and came very close to tying their score, with only 1% of the vote separating them. When you factor in the number of Stumptown stores versus the two Barista locations, it's a pretty impressive showing. Ristretto Roasters bumped up to tie Coffeehouse NW for 3rd place.Out of … [Read more...] about Survey 2011: Best Coffeehouse in Portland
Duane Sorenson Talks to New York Magazine The New York magazine has an article on Stumptown's foray into NYC called "The Messiah Hails From Portland". It is an interesting portrait of Duane Sorenson, who didn't do himself any favors by doing this interview. I'm told he doesn't censor himself no matter who he's talking to, and judging by the comments with the article, he would … [Read more...] about Duane Sorenson of Stumptown Coffee the Messiah?
Starbucks Coffee announced today that they had acquired Coffee Equipment Company, maker of the much vaunted Clover coffee brewing machine.You may remember that they were the trendy single cup brewer that all the cool kids were putting in their shops in 2007 (for somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 apiece). Stumptown put four in its Stark Street location; be sure to … [Read more...] about Starbucks Buys Clover Coffee Equipment
Interested in learning how to taste coffee? Most coffee is a commodity. If you like, you can trade coffee futures, and most of the money in coffee goes to publicly traded transnational companies. And I don’t just mean the first mate of the Pequod. Nestle, Philip Morris/Kraft, Sara Lee, Proctor & Gamble, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonalds are all significant players. There’s no … [Read more...] about Stumptown Coffee Annex in Portland