At Stumptown, we do everything possible to source the best coffees in the world. This begins with our commitment to spending copious amounts of time with coffee farmers in order to ensure they grow, pick, and process the ripest and most intensely flavorful cherries. Wherever possible, our aim is to work as directly and transparently as humanly possible with each and every one of our coffee farmers.

Stumptown's Direct Trade program is a reward-based purchasing strategy designed to create incentive for farmers to produce the best quality they can. The objective is to create and control a transparent supply chain from farm to cup. Our Green Coffee buyers are the backbone of our Direct Trade program. Throughout the year, they constantly meet with coffee producers in order to source the best coffees possible while ensuring that the producers' lives are improved. The farms and the communities they support benefit greatly, as we pay top dollar for the most excellent of their fruit. These prices provide a sustainable, predictable and successful future. Stumptown guarantees that you will experience some of the sweetest and most complex coffees available anywhere.

Stumptown- In the Press

Entrepreneur Magazine, June 2011
Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur of Stumptown Coffee Roasters

"This innovator elevated coffee to a level of appreciation on par with gourmet food and fine wine. An inside look at how the company helped launch a culture of coffee aficionados."

IMBIBE, May/June 2011

"Sorenson took his passion for relationship coffee and his belief that coffee drinkers should know who and where their beans come from, to a new level..."

New York Times Magazine
Ristretto, My Caffeinated Valentine by Oliver Strand

"On any given day, Stumptown Coffee Roasters (20 West 29th Street) in the Ace Hotel offers around 20 different freshly roasted coffees. It's the largest variety in the city and one of the most impressive selections anywhere."