Last month we drove out to Portland, Oregon for another coffee training at Stumptown Coffee headquarters. This time we brought Chelsea, one of our Red Caboose baristas with us…..our minds were exploding with so much goodness.
I absolutely love Stumptown. Not only is their coffee arguably one of the tops in the industry, but everyone who is involved within the company is super legit. Super nice. So accommodating. Very Knowledgeable. Like Family. Being that we are in a completely different state than our coffee roaster- its incredible to have the relationships that we do with them. Stumptown cares. They genuinely care about people…..and this is why I love them dearly and stand behind their product with all my heart. It really is an honor to be partnered with them.
Another thing that I love about Stumptown is how hands on they are. They know their farmers. Every aspect of their process is handled and touched by a human being. I love meeting the faces that work in the roastery and pack up our weekly shipments of beans. It’s awesome.
Stumptown has a reason to be proud of what they have created, however they are not prideful or have an arrogance about them. This was Chelseas take-away from the weekend. There’s some super snob-y coffee folks out there [even in our small community] and its really refreshing to be around people doing great things, without the attitude.
Ezra loved his time at headquarters as well! The last time he was there with us- he was only 3 months old…this time we has hanging out like he owned the place! I love that we get to do this as a family….
Reed and I have decided that a trip to Portland once a year is something we’d love to do…..and that means that we get to swing by headquarters and soak up more knowledge from the fine folks at Stumptown…
Here’s a peak into our Stumptown Coffee adventure…..
OH! Did I mention that we had the opportunity to meet the founder of Stumptown? Yea, super awesome to meet Mr. Duane Sorenson. Read his latest article in Bon Appétit!