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April 20, 2024
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Warm Embrace: Coffee Quilters Wrap Mountain Roasting Owner With Gift

On Oct. 20, Pat Huntsinger from the Quail Hollow Quilters presented Mountain Roasting Company owner Steve Taylor with a handmade quilt for his decades of service to the San Lorenzo Valley community.

It was Huntsinger’s idea for the Quail Hollow Quilters to get together and make a special coffee quilt to honor Taylor, who, with his wife Ellen, opened his first shop in Boulder Creek in 1985. He moved the business to Felton in 1991.

Nancy Nichols started the Quail Hollow Quilters in 2002 in her garage and the group has since made quilts for foster and adopted children, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Camp Erin Santa Cruz, Alzheimer’s patients and veterans. During the pandemic, it made masks and hospital gowns for the medical community.

Taylor worked in construction and the swimming pool business before he plunged into the coffee business. A member of the SLV community for at least 50 years, Taylor has served on the board of Pop Warner for years and says he feels fortunate to have raised a daughter and a son in the area.

After living on over five acres in Bonny Doon, the Taylors decided to move to Scotts Valley where they now live. Ellen enjoyed a career in tech before retiring and taking a job at San Lorenzo Valley High School.

Be sure to drop by the shop at 6263 Graham Hill Road and say hello to Taylor, who works seven days a week—mostly by himself.

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