At Stumptown, they do everything possible to source the best coffees in the world. This begins with their commitment to spending copious amounts of time with coffee farmers in order to
ensure they grow, pick, and process the ripest and most intensely flavorful coffee cherries. Wherever
possible, their aim is to work as directly and transparently as humanly possible with each and every
one of their coffee farmers.
Dark Matter Coffee™ adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based on traceability,
innovation and social responsibility. Sustainability and fair business practices are very important to them. While aligning with organizations like Fair Trade Alliance, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ, help to ensure fair practices, they have also created direct partnerships with farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. These partnerships have grown to become family, allowing Dark Matter to directly source their beans from the plant to the cup. This sourcing transparency yields fair business practices and unparalleled quality control, a difference that can be tasted in every cup.
Colectivo have established themselves as specialists in hand-roasting the finest quality coffee beans and their reputation for working hard and continually improving their process has kept them fresh for over 20 years. Starting in 1993 (originally as Alterra Coffee), Colectivo began sourcing coffee from origin. Through developing long-term farmer and co-op partnerships, they became involved in every step of creating a great coffee experience.
Metropolis Coffee Company is a father and son owned, Chicago-based coffeehouse & roasterie,
specializing in craft roasted coffees. They began in 2003, and quickly become a national award
winning coffeehouse and roasteria. Metropolis’s coffees are rooted in respect—for the land
where the beans are grown, for the farmers, for the artisan roasting process, for the craft of the
barista, and everyone who enjoy great coffee. Available in a variety of blends and Single Origins.
Metric Coffee Co is the brainchild of partners Darko Arandjelovic (Owner of Caffe Streets) and
Xavier Alexander (Formerly a Senior Roaster/QC Specialist with Intelligentsia Coffee). Founded in
2013, Metric is the result of a conversation between these two Chicago based coffeephiles that not
only found commonalities in their passion for good coffee, but also shared a vision for creating
quality goods and services. This combination has resulted a boutique brand that is highly sought
after in Chicago and beyond.
Verve Coffee Roasters supports the producers and exporters, roasters and baristas who
are paying attention—who are invested in making each cup an authentic, quality experience.
They wake up our palates every day to what is possible. It’s important to Verve to
forge genuine connections to place: Their beachfront neighborhood, where roasting and
cupping have joined surfing as daily communal rituals. San Francisco and the greater Bay
Area, where coffee culture has come barreling into its own.
From seed to cup, Press Coffee Roasters provide the highest quality products and services while sharing their knowledge and passion with their valued customers. They roast their coffee in small batches to ensure the highest quality and consistency. Press beans are meticulously sourced by importers that specialize in cultivating meaningful relationships with growers who are committed to quality farming and direct trade in select countries like Ethiopia, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Sumatra and Guatemala.
Demitasse is an L.A. based company comprised of a handful of coffee geeks from all walks of life who enjoy tinkering with espresso, coffee and tea. Tinkering leads to signature drinks – every Demitasse barista has one and you can only order it when he or she is on bar. Being a group of coffee geeks turned pro, they love interacting with other home baristas and coffee enthusiasts. The Demitasse credo is that they are all students of coffee.
Zingerman’s Coffee Company is a wholesale roaster supplying cafes, restaurants and
businesses. It was sturted in 2003 by Allen Leibowitz and the founders of Zingerman’s
Delicatesson, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. In 2008, Steve Mangigian joined as co-managing
partner with Allen. A household name in Michigan, Zingerman’s Has become synonymous with
With a commitment to using 100% Arabica coffee beans and world-leading roasting facilities, Vittoria is the preferred choice of acclaimed chefs, award-winning restaurants, leading hotels and iconic cafes. They know coffee.
Rishi Tea is the leading importer of Organic and Fair Trade Certified teas. Their teas consistently place in the top of their respective categories at the World Tea Championships. Rishi’s commitment to quality is equaled by their dedication to sustainable agricultural and social responsibility. They were among the first to earn Organic Certification under the USDA’s Natural Organic Program of 2002 and remain one of the highest payers of Fair Trade tea premiums.