Spotted: Stumptown's New Downtown LA Home
By Lesley Balla
July 24, 2013
The coffee culture is growing so fast in LA, it's hard to keep up. New coffee bars are popping up all over town faster than you can say "cold brew," roasters are working magic with beans from all over the world, and more are infiltrating the scene as we speak. Poised to change the game just a bit more is Stumptown Coffee, the Portland-based outfit that starting selling beans and bottles of cold brew at restaurants and cafes around town, but has quietly been building its new Southern California roastery in the Arts District. Where has been kept under wraps, until now.
A loft-dwelling spy saw the new roaster being delivered to a space at the corner of Santa Fe and 7th Place earlier this week, which is pretty much a beans-throw from Bestia and Bread Lounge, and near Handsome Coffee Roasters, Church & State, Daily Dose and Urban Radish. All, even Handsome, will benefit in their own way from Stumptown's presence. This is the second Pacific Northwest coffee joint to make their way down here - Seattle's Caffe Vita opened in Silver Lake earlier this year. The company is still looking for a lead roaster, so it looks like the debut, which we believe includes a cafe and retail space, will be soon.