Barista Series: Tabi

Tabi

Q: Where are you from?

A: New Carlisle, Indiana

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: Interacting with people.

Q: What is something you like to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors?

A: Go to Greenbush!

-When you visit, be sure to try the Mr. Hyde java cream stout, made with Infusco Coffee!

Q: Is there anything exciting in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I don’t really have any big plans, but I’m studying crimal justice and hope to be a detective and work homicide someday.

Q: What’s your favorite coffee drink?

A: I like just regular coffee!

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Barista Series: Spencer

Spencer

Q: Where are you from?

A: La Porte, Indiana

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: Just all the people and getting to experiment with making coffee.

Q: What is something you like to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors?

A: (After much deliberation…) Sitting on the beach and enjoying the sunset. At Warren Dunes, specifically.

Q: Is there anything exciting in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I’m getting married! That’s about the only exciting thing, currently. Getting married in May!

Q: What’s your favorite coffee drink?

A: I honestly like the light roast coffee, just black.

Barista Series: Jess

Jess

Q: Where are you from?

A: Crown Point, Indiana. But I’m a Bears and Cubs fan.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Infusco?

A: The craft. They’ve trained me to roast so I’ve become aware of coffee in a much broader sense.

Q: What’s something you like to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors, or anyone who’s never done it?

A: It’s as simple as exploring. Go for a walk. Last weekend we went to Warren Woods, which is supposed to be a primeval, virgin forest. The trees there are just huge.

Q: Is there anything exciting in your life right now that you’d like to share?

A: My three siblings are all getting married in 2015!

Q: Favorite coffee drink?

A: I’m simple. Americano.

Barista Series: Kari

Kari

Q: Where are you from?

A: Here. (Sawyer.)

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: People. The employees I work with and getting to talk to people coming in.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in the area that you would recommend to people from out of town, or anyone that hasn’t done it?

A: Going hunting for beach glass on the beach.

Q: What’s something big in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I released my first published book! There are copies for sale in the shop, and if I’m working I’ll sign it for you! (Find out more at Kari’s website.)

Q: And your favorite coffee drink?

A: Latte with no flavoring.

Barista Series: Cheryl

Cheryl

Q: Where are you from?

A: Baroda, Michigan.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: The people that come in. I like to build relationships with the regulars.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in the area that you would recommend to visitors or people who have never done it?

A: Well, for families, at the Saint Joseph bluff there’s the carousel and museum. The Curious Kids Museum is really great, and Discovery Zone is on Silver Beach – it’s for older kids.

Q: What is something big in your life that you’d like to share?

A: August 17-24th I’ll be in Las Vegas for the National Poole Championship! We won a free trip there, room and board, when we won regionals.

Q: What is your favorite coffee drink?

A: A soy hazelnut latte, or a chocolate covered strawberry coffee.

 

Barista Series: Hannah

Hannah

Q: Where are you from?

A: Waverly, Ohio. But now Sawyer.

Q: What’s your favorite part of working at Infusco?

A: I like that Sawyer is growing into something and since I live here I get to be a part of that growth that Infusco is contributing to.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in the are that you’d recommend to visitors or anyone who hasn’t done it?

A: I like all the antique shops. I like that I can drive in any direction for twenty minutes and find unique shops and antique stores. And I can pick fruit wherever I want.

Q: What’s something big in your life that you’d like to share?

A: I just bought a house in Sawyer! And I have the most adorable dog.

Q: Your favorite coffee drink?

A: Cold brew black coffee.

Barista Series: Preston

Preston

Q: Where are you from?

A: I’m from Bridgman, MI.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Infusco?

A: The people. This job is a great opportunity for my extrovert side to come out. It’s great to talk with people about coffee.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in the area that you think visitors or anyone who’s never done it should try?

A: Go look at gardens and farms. There’s a lot of use of the land around here. U-pick farms, wine tastings, land-based activities like that.

Q: What’s something big in your life that you’d want to share?

A: I recently started working at a sustainable cow farm that raises 100% grass-fed beef cows. I like the consistency of farm life.

Q: What’s your favorite coffee drink?

A: Light roast chemex brewed coffee. I drink it black.