“Sara, owner of The Spot Coffee, invites us to her shop to talk about our favorite morning beverage. She gives us insight on what makes her place so special and how it all started. Also joining the conversation are brothers Tristan and Mitch from CxT Roasting Company, where we get schooled on the process of roasting coffee beans. Don't worry, we were able to enjoy plenty of coffee beers in the process and help bridge the divide between our two favorite liquids: beer and coffee. Cheers, and enjoy!” Listen to the full episode here.Read More
“Today we’d like to introduce you to Sara Skolaski.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Sara. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am the owner of The Spot Coffee. After a somewhat lengthy career in teaching, I decided I was ready for something a little different. I had always had a passion for not only coffee, but coffee shops. There is something about walking in and seeing all of these people having conversation over a lovely cup of coffee. I knew that I too wanted to be a part, in owning a little piece of heaven, on Earth, known as a coffee shop!” Read the full article here.Read More
“The Spot Coffee Shop in Peoria took some time Thursday , to celebrate an employee with down syndrome. The coffee shop's owner decided to spend this day commending the work Kylie Valerin does there. Several others also decided to stop by today to support them.
Kylie has been working at the coffee shop for the the past two years.
‘Kylie's grown so much in the two years she's been with us. At first she had a hard time engaging in conversation with some of our customers but now she feels a lot more comfortable and even will joke a little bit with some of our customers and she's really good at her job,’ said Sara, coffee shop owner.
Kylie and her co-workers have developed a special bond.” Read the full article here.Read More
Sara Skolaski knows how to turn a business dream into a business adventure. After 12 years of teaching, she realized she wanted a career with more flexibility. She’s always been passionate about coffee and people, so in October 2016 she took a leap and launched The Spot, a mobile coffee shop. “We’ve really been blessed—it’s been an amazing year,” she reflects.
Skolaski hustled to make her dream a reality. She came up with the idea on vacation and within a week, she had developed a budget and bought a 1973 Shasta camper. It needed quite a bit of work to fix up, but soon she and her teaching partner, Stephanie, were selling coffee before school. In November, they both left their teaching careers to focus on The Spot full time. Read the full article here.Read More
“The Spot coffee shop in Peoria is located off N. Knoxville Ave. in Peoria and has a mission to make a difference in the community.
Owner Sara Skolaski and her husband started the shop after she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. The Spot first started in a blue camper in 2016 and since then, it has grown into what it is now. The couple still utilizes the mobile location during the warmer months.
The Skolaskis have also used their coffee shop to help others.” Read the full article here.Read More
“The Spot coffee truck has built up a deep reservoir of customers since it first began roaming the Peoria area in the fall of 2016 serving gourmet coffee and pastries. The colorful trailer can be seen at fundraisers, special events or any local business that partners with The Spot and is always a popular stop at the Peoria Riverfront Market.
Now it will have a permanent location in North Peoria beginning in February. The Spot’s brick and mortar digs will be in the Prairie Lakes Crossing development off North Knoxville Avenue in a store formerly occupied by Maui Wowi Smoothies. With a number of coffee shops clustered around the Downtown Peoria area, a cozy place on the opposite side of town made sense.” Read the full article here.Read More
“In all types of weather, in parking lots all over Central Illinois, The Spot Coffee is bringing the caffeine kick to you.
‘It is worth it, I am freezing, but it is worth it’ said Bem Siemon, a regular at The Spot.
Owner Sara Skolaski was a teacher for over 11 years, when she felt a pull to jumpstart another passion. ‘I thought why not have a coffee truck rather than a food truck. So found the trailer - got a really good deal on it and then my husband started tearing it apart and rebuilding it into the mobile’ said Skolaski.
About a year later, and business is booming.” Read the article here.Read More