Saguache News – November 17

New Coffee House Opens in Saguache Today

As the colder months and winter comes on, it’s nice to know that there’s a new coffeehouse open in Saguache Today! So, it’s a big WELCOME and CONGRATULATIONS to The Wapiti Coffeehouse located at 319 San Juan Avenue behind the 4th Street Food Store in downtown Saguache.

The Wapiti Coffee House

The Wapiti Coffeehouse located at 319 San Juan Avenue in downtown Saguache is now open seven days a week.

The newly-fulfilled dream of Stephanie and Dave Buechler, the eatery had their official Grand Opening on November 15 and were warmly embraced by the local community.

“WoW!! What a day!” Stephanie reported from The Wapiti Coffeehouse Facebook Page. “Dave and I are still dumbfounded, amazed, happy, humbled by the show of support the Saguache and SLV communities have given us. Folks from all over the San Luis Valley came in yesterday giving us gifts, words of encouragement and wisdom. . . We are so excited to continue on with this new adventure!”


Dave and Stephanie Dave Buechler making their dreams of The Wapiti Coffeehouse come true one paint stroke at a time last spring. Congratulations! The new business is open 7 days a week.

Transplants from Kentucky, the couple has been visiting and investing in the San Luis Valley for years, finally making the jump to full-time residents this fall. And while they will be closing the day-to-day chapters on their former lives and business, the Buechlers certainly bring years-and-years of entrepreneurial experience to the San Luis Valley.

The Wapiti Coffeehouse menu offerings consist of everything from the morning fare of pastries, bagels and Sunday waffles, then moving diners through lunch with homemade soups, customized salads and sandwiches served on freshly baked breads, to and staying open for the daily after-work crowd who now have one more option for “What’s for Dinner?”

Guests can expect to see such unique offerings as baba ganoush, squash soup, black walnut latte, sunflowerseed bread, and even lavender muffins.  If you’re looking for something hot and comforting on a cold winter day, The Wapiti offers everything from French Press coffee to a wide array of organic teas, to espressos and cappuccinos.

Readers may also be interested to know that aside from the culinary fare, the couple will also add to the burgeoning arts and entertainment scene that has been humbly growing in downtown Saguache in recent years. And tonight, residents and visitors can get their first taste of what’s in store.

cropped-colorado-coffee-house-1On Friday, Nov. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Wapiti Coffeehouse will host an opening reception for local artist Sarah Krantz. A Saguache resident, Krantz has a long history in the creative arts, working with a vast variety of mediums from acrylics to stained glass to landscape design, where she won first place in this year’s Saguache Hollyhock Festival for best whimsical garden.

If you can’t make it tonight, Sarah Krantz’s metals and glass work will be showcased at The Wapiti from November 15 through the end of the year, December 31.

 For more information, check out The Wapiti Coffeehouse website or stay connected with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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