Named for a long-shuttered beauty parlor that housed the first Stumptown location, Hair Bender was the very first blend that Stumptown-founder Duane Sorenson introduced to the world. In fact, we still have the Hair Bender sign in our headquarters, watching over us as we roast each batch. It’s our most popular coffee with good reason. A cup of Hair Bender has clarity and complexity; Indonesia’s rich textures are balanced by the classic flavors of Latin America and Africa. We use it at our cafes for espresso, but it’s great for all brew methods.
From all over the world, the beans come to us. A cup of Holler Mountain combines chocolatey Latin American textures with the brightness of fine east African beans. It’s an incredible versatile blend. Although the coffee comes from all over, each of our producers has something in common: the cherry are picked at the height of ripeness and carefully processed. Clear flavors of blackberry, citrus and toffee shine through in a creamy, full body.
Toasty but never burnt, this blend brings incredibly layered flavors within a classic dark cup. These beans are removed at the second “crack” — an audible sound the beans make when they’ve reached the maximum amount of heat that preserves flavor and lets you taste the roast itself.