The sun was shining, the weather a perfect 75 degrees and I found myself at Blue Mug Coffee & Tea.
I walked in the door and right in front of me was something I had NEVER seen before at any other coffee shop. Jars upon jars of coffee beans, about 20 of them. Each was especially fresh and brewed to ordered – NOTHING was made in advance. I have never heard of that or seen this before….every coffee shop has at least has some coffee brewed and ready to serve. I find this refreshing, being able to walk up, smell a fresh coffee bean, not yet ground and enjoy the immediate freshness was exciting.
When my fresh pour over was delivered it was some of the freshest coffee I have had….simply amazing!
I chatted with Stephanie, the owner and learned that they purchased the cafe after her husband retired from the Escondido Police Department. Former stay at home mom and Â very friendly, she treated me to a complimentary drink made by her and only served there called, “Steph’s Way”. Â It was sweet, strong and smooth – I loved it!
The decor was diner like and unique coffee signs were everywhere. I learned that each sign, magnet and other misc. coffee decor was given to them by their customers. This truly is a neighborhood coffee shop……the kind of place where “everyone knows your name” and if I were local, would visit daily.
I loved this place and if you are local or ever have the chance, do yourself a favor, stop in to experience some of the freshest coffee and ask for a “Steph’s Way” coffee.