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Stumptown Coffee Releases Limited Edition Coraline Cold Brew in Partnership with LAIKA

Stumptown Coffee Releases Limited Edition Coraline Cold Brew in Partnership with LAIKA

July 11 - 2024

Coffee Geography Magazine


Stumptown Coffee is partnering with fellow Portland-based company, animation studio LAIKA, to release Coraline Cold Brew — a limited edition Coraline-inspired can, filled with Stumptown Coffee's award-winning nitro cold brew. The limited edition Coraline Cold Brew cans will be available in major grocery stores nationwide while supplies last. 

This special-edition cold brew can was inspired by the film's "fantastic garden" scene — a lush, otherworldly landscape hidden behind a small door in the old Victorian house where Coraline and her family reside. As Coraline ventures through the door, she's transported into a whimsical and surreal world beyond her wildest dreams — or so she thinks.

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The original Stumptown Coffee Roasters location in Portland, Oregon (February 2008)

"Our friends at LAIKA are kindred spirits with similar core values as Stumptown Coffee. We believe in being the best in our crafts, pushing the limits when it comes to what we create and we both love our home base of Portland, Oregon," said Hanna Boone, creative director for Stumptown Coffee. "Being able to collaborate to celebrate the continued success of Coraline has been a creative dream and we are excited to have it come to life in our cafes and cans all over the country."

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster and retailer based in Portland, Oregon, United States. The chain's flagship café and roastery opened in 1999. Three other cafes, a roastery and a tasting annex have since opened in Portland, as well as locations in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles. Stumptown is owned by Peet's Coffee, which in turn is owned by JAB Holding Company. The company was an early innovator with cold brew coffee in nitro cans and has continued to develop other cold brew product innovations. 

Founder Duane Sorenson and Stumptown Coffee Roasters have been labeled as part of the third wave of coffee movement. Sorenson and his employees had visited coffee farms in person and reportedly paid high prices for beans, occasionally three or four times the fair trade price.He once set the record for highest price ever paid for coffee beans. Sorenson also offered a typical perks to his employees such as paying for a compilation album to be produced of their various bands, and hiring a full-time on-staff massage therapist. Stumptown has received numerous awards, including Roaster of the Year 2006. In 2015, Stumptown Coffee Roasters was bought by Peet's Coffee for an undisclosed amount.