Meet the Members: Skaut Coffee Roasters
Tell us a little bit about your company
Skaut Coffee Roasters started as a COVID-19 pivot from my other business, Pips & Bounce, that was temporarily shut down. I had the opportunity to work at a large Amazon fulfillment center at the beginning of the pandemic and discovered, from all the thousands of Amazon orders, the two most purchased items were coffee and pet food. That knoweldge got my entrepreneur mind thinking; I like making coffee, but I don’t like making pet food. With all the free time I had in my hands, I bought myself a small drum coffee roaster and with some trial and error, learned the art of roasting my own beans.
What do you love most about your business?I enjoy the freedom and process of how I want to roast my own coffee. There are so many ways to approach roasting coffee and once you discover a great roast, it is immensely satisfying and fulfilling.
I see you are a recent member of PBA; what inspired you to join/what was the biggest benefit you saw to joining?As owner of Pips & Bounce and Skaut Coffee Roasters, I love the Portland small business community. I’ve meet so many great people here and I know there are tons more!
What is something you are most looking forward to in the year ahead?I am looking forward for both business to get out of “survival” mode and into growth mode!
What should other Alliance members know about your business?
Skaut Coffee Roasters offers traditional 12 oz bags, but we embrace the outdoor lifestyle and we offer our innovative Pour Over Packs that are great for being on the go and staying properly caffientated, while enjoying nature. We also offer competitive wholesale pricing for other small businesses, so check us out online or at Market of Choice!