By Mikayla Anding
Community Outreach Coordinator
I think I speak for a lot of Texas State students when I say we love the San Marcos Summer Moon! Just a few short minutes away from campus, this coffee shop has a variety of drink and food options and offers areas to study inside.
I had the pleasure of interviewing a Summer Moon employee of three years, Seth Norris, on the many things Summer Moon has to offer and how their business has been throughout the pandemic.
What separates Summer Moon from the other San Marcos coffee shops is the moon milk, as Norris explained. Their moon milk is a very sweet, creamy milk that is in a lot of Summer Moon’s signature drinks.
It is in their best-selling drinks, the summer moon and winter moon, which “come in variations depending on how sweet you want them,” said Norris. The summer moon is the hot version of this drink and the winter moon is the iced version.
Norris said, “I think half-moon is most likable.” Turns out this is the drink I purchase when I visit the shop! “See, it’s good,” Norris said. “It’s number one for a reason.”
Summer Moon has done nothing but flourish this past semester, but it hasn’t been this way throughout the entire span of the pandemic.
“At first it affected business quite a bit. One of our employees actually contracted COVID, so we deep cleaned the entire store and shut down for two weeks,” said Norris. “When we came back, we had a lot more rules and regulations to keep people distant from each other along with putting up a barrier in front of the register and masks obviously have been mandatory.”
However, as time has gone on, more customers have come back and even stayed in the store. When I went to interview Norris, it was one of the busiest Mondays they’ve had since COVID-19 began, with every table being filled and people filing in and out to grab Summer Moon’s delicious beverages.
Something I didn’t know about Summer Moon until this interview was that they have teacher discounts! Teachers get a dollar off their order when they go to Summer Moon- San Marcos.
Also, a lot of times apartments and other businesses will have promotion stands that include free Summer Moon for students, so be on the lookout if you ever want a free coffee!
Haven’t visited Summer Moon yet? Norris says students should come because they provide caffeine (something every college student needs) and places to sit for your studying and hangout needs! Don’t know what to order? Well, you now know about their best-selling drink, and in case you don’t like coffee, Norris recommends the matcha latte with lavender as well!
Featured image courtesy of Summer Moon’s Facebook page.