Portland, OR — This March, Stumptown Coffee Roasters will release Breaking the Crust - a twenty minute short film showcasing their newly formed Skate Team. Recently certified as a B Corp, Stumptown’s Skate Team is one of the many ways Stumptown invests in their employee culture; one of the tenants of certification. The Skate Team is a creative way to showcase their employees’ passions and celebrate their community.
“Since day one, we’ve counted skateboarders among our ranks, alongside musicians, artists and dreamers that make us who we are.”
The Skate Team, and accompanying film, feature four professional skaters; Elissa Steamer, Chet Childress, Silas Baxter Neal, and Nick Boserio, some of whom have been longtime Stumptown fans and customers. The brainchild of in-house creative producer, Tim Wenzel, the goal with the film is to showcase skate culture through professional skaters perspectives and to tap into each skater’s personalities with interviews and skits throughout, giving a glimpse into a lesser known side of each team member.
To coincide with the Skate Team launch, Stumptown is releasing both a whole bean and cold brew offering that highlights a collaboration between Stumptown and a few choice skateboarders they admire. The beans were produced by El Jordan growers and sourced by longtime Stumptown partners (and a fellow B Corp) Caravela Coffee.The bag design was created by pro skateboarder and Stumptown Skate Team member, Chet Childress. One dollar for every bag and can sold will be donated to skateboarding non-profits chosen by Stumptown employees.The coffee is a limited time offering celebrating Stumptown’s B Corp certification and will be available starting February 20, 2019.
“Peek into our cafe break rooms, the passenger seats of our vans or inside our employees’ homes and you’re sure to find a skateboard or five.”