The revolution will not be played on vinyl!

Sorry my dear friends but our beloved symbols of ethical, locally roasted coffee and ironically unrelated mass-produced, tasteless beer are no longer ours.

After some Google searches for the term “hipster”, a handful of investors have began buying up the image in hopes to take it to Hollywood and make a couple billion on wealthy, self-conscious┬áteenagers and young adults.

Little do they know, we’ve been doing this for a while and are ready to move onto the next big/little/unknown/common thing.

Stumptown Coffee Has Been Sold, Industry Sources Tell WW

Former Pabst Execs Speak Out Against New Brand Owners

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7th Jun 2011
Drink, Huh?

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  1. Zac (June 7, 2011, 4:16 pm). Reply

    I’m bummed, but not because I think “oh no it’s not indie anymore! I’m basically drinking Starbucks!”. Stumptown has been raking in many millions of dollars a year for a while now. I’m bummed because of what it potentially means for the quality of Stumptown coffee in the future. They were truly a pioneer, and an old favorite. I’m bummed, but excited to try new things as well. I’m moving to San Francisco on Friday and I hear Ritual Roasters is where it’s at. We’ll see.

    • Max (June 7, 2011, 4:25 pm). Reply

      SF?! You didn’t tell me! Christina will actually be there on Fri & Sat for work (Google).

      • Zac (June 8, 2011, 9:43 pm). Reply

        Whoa!! If you guys have time, let’s hang! I don’t have a US cell phone number yet, but, email, facebook, twitter are all great ways to connect. Would be awesome to see you guys there!

    • Jesse (June 8, 2011, 12:35 am). Reply

      The coffee politics in sf is a whole ‘nother sitch. RitRo is like a proto stumptown, but they’ve gotten too big, too fast and charge $3 for a pour over coffee TO START. Offshoots have sprung up in direct protests from former employees. There’s a benefacting family involved; it’s pretty complex and mafia…

      • Zac (June 8, 2011, 9:44 pm). Reply

        I haven’t even had a chance to get my feet wet in the world of SF coffee yet, but am excited to try new stuff, and find me new favorite coffee shops and roasters, for sure.

      • Zac (June 8, 2011, 9:46 pm). Reply

        I haven’t even had a chance to get my feet wet in the world of SF coffee yet, but am excited to try new stuff, and find me new favorite coffee shops and roasters, for sure.

        In other news, there’s this official (non)statement from Duane: http://info.stumptowncoffee.com/a-note-from-duane/

  2. Andrew Kreps (June 7, 2011, 4:28 pm). Reply

    What’s a Stumptown?

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