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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Scout 2 / 880 E. Foothill Blvd.

We just opened up our second location at 880 Foothill Blvd on August 2!  Lots of stories to come about all of the details and our process, but here are a few opening photos, along with some of the video clips we took as we built it out.

Our hours at this location are: 6:30a – 7:30p.

We are excited to be here and are looking forward to the life this new location takes on as it grows.  Thanks so much for all of your ongoing support!

-Jon & Sara

 

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Mother’s Day

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.

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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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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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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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The Lumber Yard

Don Seawater is the lumber man in SLO — he owns Pacific Coast Lumber, and has a line on all the good stuff.  On a foggy morning a couple days ago, he showed us around his yard with our friends Ryck, Matt and Jenn who introduced us all. We went to PCL looking to find some lumber for building bar tops, table tops, an outdoor living wall, and to face the front of our bar.  We left blown away by the generosity and helpfulness of all of these people.  Stay tuned for some truly amazing wood work that will help make Scout such a great place to enjoy your coffee.  We can’t wait.

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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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