Author Archives: Michael Brooks

FP3

Whoa. Time really flies when you’re crazy busy. As you all may or may not have heard — we’re opening a third cafe. The location is at 724 SW Washington St. in downtown Portland, just around the corner from the … Continue reading

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Keeping One Foot In Front The Other.

Is it really that time again? Summer has just flown by and with the last days of August comes the pain & pleasure explosion known as the Hood to Coast Relay. 197 miles. 1000 teams. 12 runners in two vans. … Continue reading

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Cupping With Aleco… and Softball.

The Fresh Pot is one of the oldest Stumptown accounts in the city. We’ve been serving Stumpy’s coffee since the cafe on Division handled the bulk of the roasting. Over the years we’ve witnessed plenty of changes and growth within … Continue reading

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Finally, Sunshine.

OMG. The sun finally decided to come out. Lookout Portland, summer is in full swing! We have a ton of stuff to do in the next couple of months. Thankfully, we have our new version of our classic cold-brewed coffee … Continue reading

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Trailblazers, coffee and you.

Yes. We made it through the holidays. The days are getting a little longer and you can almost see the sun for more than a couple of hours. Also, the Portland Trailblazers are doing well. Our friend Nathan is also … Continue reading

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Coffee Fest 2009

So once a year, the city of Seattle is bombarded with a wave of hyper-caffeinated industry folk wandering around downtown, Capitol Hill and eventually – the convention center. Why, you ask? Coffee Fest. At it’s most basic, CFest is a … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye.

Change is in the air. We’re happy to announce that all of our brewed coffee at the Hawthorne location is 100% Direct Trade from Stumptown. Also, after a series of incidents that would have made this journal proud, we have … Continue reading

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Hood To Coast 2009…

Still catching up on blog posts – this one happened a few weeks ago. Once again, we managed to make the cut in the yearly lottery for the Hood to Coast Relay. This was our sixth go ’round and our … Continue reading

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Cup It Up!

Whoa, there’s a lot of stuff to catch up on. This will be a quickie. Stumptown is rolling out a sh*t-ton of new crop. What that means for us is – it’s cupping time! We met in the backroom of … Continue reading

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BBQ…

Well summer is just flying along. Last month, Vin took his first trip to origin with fellow coffee-folk, Skip, Steve, Aleco and Mike. They flew to Colombia and in addition to riding horses to exotic locations, chowing down delicious food, … Continue reading

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