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Stumptown to serve oatmilk as default across all US stores

The Oregon-based specialty coffee roaster and café chain says serving oatmilk as the default in all milk-paired beverages will help the company further reduce its carbon footprint

Stumptown Coffee Roasters currently operates nine stores across the US, and an outlet in Kyoto, Japan | Photo credit: Stumptown Coffee Roasters


Stumptown Coffee Roasters has announced it will serve oatmilk as default in every milk-paired beverage across its stores. 

The Oregon-based coffee roaster and café chain currently operates nine stores across the US, and an outlet in Kyoto, Japan. 

The company said more than half of its customers were asking for oatmilk to accompany their beverage in 2022 and that the move would allow the company to further reduce its carbon footprint. 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters achieved B-Corp certification in June 2018 with a B-Impact score of 80, which rose to 89.7 upon re-evaluation in 2021.  

The company has partnered with Swedish oatmilk maker Oatly since 2018, serving Oatly oatmilk across its stores and launching a Cold Brew range with Oatly ready-to-drink products. 

World Coffee Portal research indicates that oatmilk continues to grow in popularity among US consumers, with the number of customers surveyed choosing it as their preferred beverage accompaniment increasing nearly 7% since 2020 

Founded in 1999, Stumptown Coffee Roasters is managed by JAB Holding Company-backed Peet’s Coffee

The coffee roaster and café chain follows in the footsteps of fellow US coffee chain Blue Bottle Coffee, which announced it would serve oatmilk as default across its US stores in June 2022. 

Blue Bottle Coffee operates over 75 stores across the US, with further outlets across Japan, South Korea, mainland China and Hong Kong.   

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