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Our Baristas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steven Funkhouser   
Sunday, 10 August 2008 20:22
Our success is built upon the friendly greeting, enthusiasm and attitude of our baristas. People are not just buying a cup of coffee. They are purchasing an experience of being cared for, that includes coffee. Our baristas are the best in the coffee business and our shop is frequented because of the genuine people serving them. Coffee is a part of many people’s lives and daily routines. They meet and talk about the day. They do business and personal communications over a simple cup of coffee. It is our goal to provide them with the best coffee experience so they may want to return again and again. In Italy, the barista is the operator of an espresso bar and is the master of his or her craft. They are highly trained in the art of making espresso, bar efficiency and showmanship. At Starry Sky, our baristas are at the heart of who we are as a company. We are only as good as the last cup of espresso or drip coffee we have made. Therefore, we are very serious about technical proficiency and adherence to our systems, policies, and procedures.  Make it your goal to provide the best coffee experience. That means making great consistent coffee drinks and creating an environment where great coffee can be enjoyed, whether the customer is sitting down or grabbing a quick cup of coffee before going to work or class.


Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2009 19:06
About Us PDF Print E-mail
Written by Starry Sky Coffee Company   
Saturday, 06 August 2011 16:00

Our Founders 

Starry Sky Coffee Company is a family owned and operated coffee shop located in Santa Maria California.  The owners Steven and Hollie Funkhouser named the company after their daughters Skyler and Starr.  Steven was born and raised here in Santa Maria and grew up watching local bands play in coffee shops along the Central Coast in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Since those early days it has always been his dream to have a local venue for small bands and artists to share their work with the Santa Maria community. 

Our Company 

In late December 2008 Steven & Hollie had the opportunity to open their first Starry Sky Coffee Company centrally located in the Student Center of Allan Hancock Community College and were open for business in January 2009.  The dream wasn't realized until July 1st 2011 when Starry Sky Coffee Company opened its second location on the corner of Santa Maria Way and Sunrise in the Mission Creek Plaza (across the street from Kmart).  Starry Sky Coffee Company is now a showcase for local artists, a host to a variety of musical performances, a venue for local organizations and an alternative to the bar scene as a fun place to hang out with friends and to meet new people.

Social Responsibility & Sustainability

Starry Sky Coffee Company uses only Fair Trade and Certified Organic coffee beans. To Avoid unnecessary waste we chose compostable eco-friendly hot cups, use 100% post consumer recycled material coffee sleaves, and whenever we can use cleaning supplies and cleaning practices that are also eco-friendly.


Last Updated on Sunday, 07 August 2011 16:13