Stumptown Coffee Roasters launched a campaign celebrating its commitment to the earth, people and coffee. A new webpage (stumptowncoffee.com/impact) highlights Stumptown's philosophy and commitment to sustainable business partnerships and practices, including its recertification as a B Corporation.
Stumptown's second annual Sustainability & Impact Report articulates the company's key environmental and social activities and progress during the last year.
Stumptown also unveiled a new coffee: "Supernature," an organic blend sourced from producer partners doing sustainability work that benefits their farms, their communities, and the planet. Supernature is available online, at Stumptown cafes, and through select wholesale partners across the country.
"The pandemic and the many diverse challenges of the recovery, globally and in our own backyards, have given us an increased appreciation for the fragility of life – in our relationships, in our communities, and on our planet," said Stumptown President Laura Szeliga. "We're ever more cognizant of how our decisions affect people, the environment, and the communities where we operate and source coffee around the world, which gave our work in 2021 even more significance and meaning."
Stumptown first became a certified B Corporation in 2018, committing to continuous improvement in accountability and transparency on topics ranging from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. B Corp requires recertification every three years, which includes an extensive audit and re-scoring of how a company measures in accordance with their entire social and environmental impact.
"B Corp's detailed recertification process gave us an opportunity to see how we progressed against our priorities," said Szeliga. "After months of hard work by many people on our team, Stumptown happily received our recertification – and saw our qualifying score improve from an 80 in 2018 to an 89.7 in 2021."
New organic coffee blend: Supernatural
A blend of two organic coffees from Peru and Colombia, Supernature has a unique yet eminently accessible flavor profile, exhibiting notes of juicy cherry, green grape, and brown sugar.
"We're proud to offer this exquisite coffee and proud to support producer partners doing sustainability work that benefits their farms, their communities, and the planet," said Katy Keisling, Stumptown's Green Coffee sourcing manager. "For this blend, we've brought together organic coffees from two long-term partners: Peru Churupampa and Colombia Pergamino Cauca. Not only are these coffees an excellent pair from a quality perspective, but they share a common story of local leaders implementing organic compost systems to improve the environmental sustainability of coffee in their communities, which Stumptown has supported with funding."