The rumors of Stumptown moving to L.A. have been years in the making, confirmed only a couple months ago. The well-known Portland coffee roaster lands in the Arts District, and today the cafe and roastery was revealed to the public. A sharp, restrained space with airy ceilings, clean woodwork, and seamless flow punctuated by industrial accents appropriate for this part of town. Founded by Duane Sorenson and headed here in L.A. by Matt Lounsbury, Stumptown looks to service California and regional wholesale accounts from this 60 kilogram roaster, as well as provide the eastern edge of Downtown with another great coffee option in addition to nearby Handsome Coffee.
At the cafe, look for a pretty standard menu of coffee drinks, from espresso to pourover, along with iced coffee from a tap. To go, there's Stumptown's iconic cold brew bottles, as well as larger growlers that can be filled with fresh iced coffee to share, or last for a few weeks. Espresso shots get pulled via a fully custom La Marzocco machine, while unique pastries come via Sugarbloom Bakery. In addition to the roasting area, there's a nifty training room to the side where baristas and wholesale accounts can gain a deeper knowledge of coffee brewing and service.
Current hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with potential to close later based on the impact that places like Bestia will have on later evening service.
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