This mother’s day we’ve got you covered, sweet SLO mamas. Stop in to Scout, grab a flower crown, strike a pose with your family, and enjoy a free cup of coffee or cappuccino on us!
We’ll have a frame and flower crowns available as props for your photos, and if you choose to hashtag them on instagram with #happycoffeemama along with our Scout location tag, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Scout gift card. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 9th through instagram.
We hope to see you tomorrow, but whatever you end up doing, we hope you enjoy a wonderful day with family and friends.
Thanks to the New York Times for including us as the “stylish” coffee & pastry stop in their 36 hours on the Central Coast article! We are proud and honored to be a part of such an amazing small business community here in San Luis Obispo, and just think there’s no better place to live and work. And if you find yourself visiting the Central Coast this summer, we’d love to take care of you while you’re here!
We used to take as many backpacking trips into the High Sierra as we could manage each year from late spring to fall. But with Scout and HoneyCo both still relatively new, along with our 2 little girls (Lilly 3, Everly 4 months), we decided it might be a good idea to get out and do some car camping over the next few years.
Last weekend, we had a chance to get a quick trip in, so we went up to Limekiln on the Big Sur coast for 2 nights in the redwoods. We met up with some of our good friends from Verve, and Sara’s long lost high school friends from Ohio! We all drank tons of coffee, made lots of great food on the camp stoves, had a hungry skunk visit camp while we were all hanging out by the fire, and somehow even made it up the trail to see the waterfalls with the little ones. A successful trip all around, and just really amazing to live in SLO where we can get to a place like Big Sur in under 2 hours on one of the most scenic drives you can make.
I spent some time visiting some of our producers in Costa Rica a few months ago — here are a few photos from that trip. We are fortunate to work with some really great coffee farmers, and it was great to see the farms, mills, and people responsible for some of the great coffees we get to enjoy here at Scout.
Last week we put together a Saturday morning mountain bike ride, and it really turned into a highlight of the week. We announced the ride on our Facebook page on Friday, and we had 11 riders turn out for coffee around 7:45am, followed by a ride up on Cuesta Grade. We left Scout around 8:15 and climbed Stage Coach to Botanicals/Morning Glory before heading back down to town for total of about 20 miles and 2,500′ of climbing.
We are hoping to have a monthly standing ride back on the calendar in the near future. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook and Instagram for details.
Barista Magazine is the big industry magazine for what we do here at Scout, so we were really excited that they wanted to do a write up about our start-up process and buildout.
We’ve been open for just over a week now, and it’s been a blast. Thanks to everyone who’s been able to make it down! Here are a couple photos from this morning, for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see the cafe in action.
We are planning on having a grand opening party this weekend, so stay tuned here, on our newsletter and on instagram for details!
We are so excited to announce that we’re about ready to open the doors here at Scout! Please join us for our Friends & Family Night this Sunday from 6-8pm if you are able to swing by. We’ll be officially opening the doors Monday morning at 6:30, and are so sincerely thankful for all of your incredible support leading up to our opening. We are tentatively planning our Grand Opening Party for February 1st, and we’ll definitely keep you posted on those details as soon as they are set. Thanks again, and we hope to see you all Sunday night!
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