Stumptown Coffee


Alaska Airlines, the premier West Coast airline, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a third-wave coffee pioneer and certified B Corporation, are proud to have introduced a new custom coffee blend that’s specially crafted to be enjoyed up in the air.


More than two decades, Portland, Oregon’s beloved Stumptown Coffee has led the third wave – a craft movement in coffee sourcing and roasting emphasising quality and sustainability – in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for its uncompromising commitment to coffee craft and unwavering dedication to top-tier roasting methods, partners and the planet.  


As the premier West Coast airline, Alaska Airlines shares an appreciation for craftsmanship and a commitment to innovation and sustainability.  


Having flown millions of miles fuelled by countless cups of coffee, Stumptown stands out as first class,” said Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci. “Like travel, coffee has a remarkable way of bringing people together.I can’t wait for our guests and employees to enjoy a cup of Stumptown when they fly with us.” 


“We wanted a crowd pleaser – something that would delight folks who enjoy milder coffees and also speak to guests who enjoy medium-bodied roasts,” said Stumptown President Laura Szeliga.  


Our journey together began with a sip of Stumptown’s Holler Mountain, its best-selling, beloved, certified-organic coffee. From there, the coffee experts at Stumptown created an organic blend that’s fit for the skies. For those who don’t know, your taste buds react differently at high altitude, which is why food and drinks can taste different in the air compared to on the ground.  


Alaska’s medium-dark blend uses the same clean and sweet base as Holler Mountain but with a primary focus on a roast that mellows acidity and introduces just enough toastiness to please a wide range of palates. It’s exceptionally smooth and balanced, with aromatic notes of toasted marshmallows, browned butter and toffee with a delicate hint of citrus oils and cherry essence. Additionally, Stumptown dialled in this roast to be delicious when served black or with the addition of creamer or oat milk (also now offered on Alaska flights). 


Alaska believes in strengthening and supporting the communities our employees, neighbours and guests call home, and in Portland – Stumptown’s hometown – we’ve been honoured to support this community since 1979. Today Alaska employs more than 2400 Portland-area people and provides non-stop service to 50 destinations. Caring for the communities we serve extends far beyond making air travel accessible. It’s about forging connections, fostering job opportunities, volunteering, donating miles to non-profits and inspiring the next generation of aviation.   


As a Certified B Corporation and global brand with cafes in Portland, Los Angeles, New York and Kyoto, Japan, Stumptown is committed to sustainability in its cafes, breweries and roasting and manufacturing facilities and is consistently rolling out plans to reduce energy and water consumption and achieve zero landfill-bound waste in the manufacturing operations  by 2025, which aligns with Alaska’s goal to be carbon net zero by 2040.

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