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Portland’s Futura Coffee Roasters Brings Regenerative Focus to East Coast

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At the new Futura Coffee Roasters location in Amherst, Massachusetts. All images courtesy of Futura Coffee roasters.

With direct ties to Colombian specialty coffee and a proactive economic approach to environmental stewardship, Oregon-based Futura Coffee Roasters has expanded to the east coast.

The growing Futura leadership team last week celebrated the grand opening of Futura in the Mill District retail development in Amherst, Massachusetts.

As with Futura’s original shop, which opened in Portland, Oregon, in 2022, 3% of all sales from the coffee bar will go towards a regenerative soil fund supporting sustainable agricultural activities in the coffee lands of Colombia.

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Within the plant-filled shop, where light wood tables and clean white surfaces maintain brightness in a post-industrial setting, the Futura crew offers a similar menu to what’s currently available at the two Portland locations. House-made breakfast sandwiches, fresh bagels and pastries are offered alongside a clean and classic coffee drinks menu.

In Amherst, a white Mahlkönig EK43 grinds beans for batch brew and pourovers with Origami drippers, while a white Dalla Corte DC Two grinder supports a Dalla Corte XT espresso machine.

Coffees continue to be roasted in Portland, Oregon, following sourcing efforts led by Futura’s diverse leadership group, which comprises actors throughout the high-end specialty coffee supply chain.

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Partners in the venture include CJ Speelman of Portland roasting company Tanager Coffee, Sebastian Villamizar of Colombian green coffee company Equation Coffee and Felipe Sardi of Colombian producer group and resort La Palma y El Tucan.

Renowned coffee roaster Vic Scutari of Delaware-based Brandywine Coffee Roasters is helping to lead Futura’s Amherst operation, according to the Oregon company.

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Kate Van Petten, who recently joined Futura as marketing director, told DCN that additional Futura locations may be in the works, including a third Portland-area cafe.

Said Van Petten, “The east coast expansion of Futura Coffee Roasters signifies the start of a broader mission expansion for specialty coffee.”



Futura Coffee Roasters Amherst is now open at 73 Cowls Rd in
Amherst, Massachusetts. Tell DCN’s editors about your new coffee shop or roastery here