Since their beginnings, Stumptown has searched the world for the best coffee out there. That coffee grows in mountainous regions of the tropics -- farms are perched at high elevations with warm days, cool nights, distinct rainy and dry seasons. Microclimates, soil composition, coffee cultivars and post-harvest processing methods can each contribute distinct dimensions to the cup.
Stumptown is proud to have pioneered the Direct Trade model of sourcing green coffee. Direct Trade is built on three principles: pay higher prices tied to quality, not the commodity market; work with producers they know, so they have transparency into their side of the supply chain and they have transparency into ours; and maintain those relationships over many years, striving to build truly collaborative partnerships. These pillars support Stumptown's vision of what a coffee experience should be, and that vision permeates every level of Stumptown’s business.