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Stumptown Brings SCB To The Next Level

The Surfers Coffee Bar got an extra jolt last Friday morning with a visit from Stumptown’s very own David George.  This seven-year veteran with Stumptown Coffee Roasters took the five hour flight from Portland to Wahiawa to up the expertise of the already “Top 10 Coffee Shops in Hawaii” placeholder.

SCB Barsita, Karen Domingo was thrilled to have the opportunity, and recognizes the benefits it will have on Surfers Coffe Bar:  ”"In general, I think it was important that all of our baristas were trained together. Not only do we know we’re on the same page, but we’re all following the same high standards. David is a good teacher- he taught us important barista basics- from from pulling a great shot if espresso, to steaming milk, making latte art, brewing a simple pourover, and properly caring for our machines. He even explained more about Stumptown as a company. Since we are a non-profit, it was key for us to know the good work behind Stumptown’s good coffee. They know their farmers and give them fair wages directly, which in turn has given the farmer’s communities a better quality of life (education, medical support, proper housing). When we use our motto “more than a cup of coffee” we know that we’re not just helping our home community, but we’re supporting other communities worldwide.

We invite you to come in and take a seat as we warm up your mornings with a perfectly poured Americano.  The Surfer’s Coffee Bar is stoked to serve StumpTown Coffee Roasters with excellence by our trained full time volunteer staff. Whether or not you’re the coffee connoisseur that can identify the origin, aroma and taste of the pulled shot of coffee in your cup; or you’re the simple kind that just needs a cup of joe and a bagel to go, The Surfers Coffee Bar is ready to serve you!   Mahalo to Stumptown Coffee Roasters for helping us bring Wahiawa a better cup of coffee!

 

   

Aloha, Clark

Iconic Hawaiian artist Clark Takashima tragically passed away last weekend and here at STN we are saddened by the loss of this friend and supporter. Clark was not only a famous surf artist on the island, but had a heart to give back through his passion. He was a returning headline artist in several of our art shows and generously donated a portion of the sales made to our kids’ program, Ulu Pono.

Mahalo for your contribution to art on the island and being part of inspiring the kids in this at-risk neighborhood to pursue art.

 

Clark working on a collaborative art piece at the Ulu Pono art show in 2012.

Thank You From The Heart

Sometimes when you get into the day-to-day work at a non-profit, it’s hard to see how far you have come – that is until an anonymous someone shows you from a bigger perspective.

We are so grateful for the people that believe in transformation and hope, and  our efforts would be fruitless without them. Below are the contents of a special note we received recently from such a person:

“Mahalo nui loa – Thank you from the heart!”

“Dear Mr. Bauer,

I would like to personally thank you and your Surfing The Nations organization for all of your efforts in transforming Wahiawa.

So much positive changes are occurring right in front of our eyes because of your determined efforts! We are all beginning to set claims and pride on our residency in what is becoming the beautiful Wahiawa we always hope for, despite numerous negative issues.  Your efforts are too often overlooked by us. Many decent businesses are now willing to “chance” Wahiawa while earlier we were overlooked as a possible risk.

Thanks a million.

 

P.S. Recognized your “surfers” scrubbing down the bus stop. Thanks, again!

 

- A Most Appreciative Resident”