SLO Life Magazine

When we moved to San Luis Obispo 4 years ago, SLO Life Magazine was a big part of how we learned about the amazing community here in San Luis Obispo.  Now, almost 4 years later, it’s such an honor to have been featured on the cover.  Here’s the story for those that may have missed the issue!

AAA Westways Magazine Feature

A few months ago, we had the great honor of being approached by the iconic AAA Westways brand (yes, the same people we’ve all called for a tow at some point or another!). They let us know they wanted to feature Scout in their California travel magazine which has over 9.8 Million readers.  We were obviously very excited to get our copy of the magazine yesterday, and love that they consider Scout to be “The Picture-Perfect Pitstop” in San Luis Obispo.

Thanks so much, AAA Westways!

 

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Limekiln

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.

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Costa Rica

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.

 

 

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Scout Ride

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.

 

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Officially Open!

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!

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Friends & Family Night

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!

Oh, and if you are interested in staying up on our latest updates, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter here.

 

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Getting Close!

We are finally only about a week away from our open, and are so thankful to so many of you for your help and support.  We just hired our first round of staff and they are amazing… you are seriously going to love them!  We will be doing training all this week, and should be on track for a soft open early next week.  Once it’s all set, we’ll be sure to blast it out through the internets.

A special and very sincere thanks again to all who came out for the group interviews or sent in resumes online.  We’ve been amazed by the quantity and quality of everyone who applied, and wish we could hire everyone.  Thank you all.

Here’s a quick photo to bring our blog back to life.  After we get through the opening, we’ll post some before, during and after photos, and begin telling the story of our sustainable and repurposed materials throughout the store.  In the meantime, you can check our flickr page to see some before photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by — we look forward to seeing you all soon.

 

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Camp Stoves and MDO

We headed out to Montaña de Oro yesterday morning armed with our trusty DSLR, Chemex, a beat-up Coleman camp stove, and some Guatemala Flor del Cafe from Verve. It ended up being a pretty perfect morning.  See a few of the photos below. It’s definitely worth a trip out there if you haven’t been in a while.

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