Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Overall Rating: 6.800

Address: 7000 NE Airport Way
Cross Street(s): Portland PDX Airport
City, State ZIP: Portland, OR 97218
Phone: 855.711.3385
Hours: Su-Sa 4am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.80
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 12/28/2017
First Reviewed: 12/28/2017
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

Opening in 2016, the Stumptown PDX Cafe is something of a destination among American airport coffee stations. In the Center lounge at the C1 terminal opening - at the time of review, with a lounge singer in front in a tux with a crooner microphone and a small amp boombox. So how can you not be in a good mood at the mirage of seeing a full-on Stumptown in the middle of all that in an airport coffee desert? It's a wide space with a long, branded service counter. There's even roasted coffee and some limited merchandising to take some home on your flight with you. Using two-group La Marzocco FB80s, they pull default double shots into paper cups (ick). As expected, the Hairbender makes a bright coffee - intense but centered around pungency - even in an airport setting. It has a thicker film of a crema in a shade of medium to darker brown. The milk-frothing is a little less precise, however, with uneven bubble sizes. Still, hey, it's in an airport.