Meet Ethan Brown
Ethan is in his senior year at the University of Florida studying Management and Classics. After graduating, Ethan will begin working as an intern for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), a campus ministry on college campuses nationwide. So far in his college career, Ethan has attended Christ Community Church, where he has served as a youth leader and as a ministry intern, and has been an active member of RUF. In his free time, Ethan enjoys playing intramural sports and spending time with his friends. Ethan intends to pursue a seminary education and pastoral ministry in the future.
Q&A with Ethan
How long have you been a Pascal's barista?
I have been a barista since the Summer of 2015.
Why did you want to become a barista?
I love coffee, I love people, and I love the Pascal's community. I jumped at the opportunity to exercise these loves as a barista.
What kind of coffee do you keep in your pantry?
Shamefully, I do not brew much at home. Therefore, my roommates' Folgers coffee takes the dominant spot in our coffee pantry.
What do you most appreciate about the craft-coffee movement?
I love that the craft-coffee movement is a beautiful picture of work well done. The emphasis is on excellence throughout the production process, including the way the coffee is treated and the way that people are treated, from the farmer to the customer.
If you could have any drink in your cup right now, what would it be?
My usual go-to drink is a Cortadito.
What do you do on Saturday night?
I spend time with friends - playing games, watching movies, and just hanging out.
What song do you have stuck in your head right now?
Falling Asleep by the Good Mad.
What's your go-to Pandora station at the coffeehouse?
The Oh Hellos.
What do you think a coffeehouse’s role in the community is?
Coffee is one of the greatest catalysts of human interaction. People come together around coffee for conversation and relationship. A coffeehouse provides the coffee and the environment which can promote community in a powerful way.
Meet Rachel Hart
Rachel is finishing her senior year at UF and, like most seniors, she likes to pretend that she knows what she's doing after graduation when, in reality, it's one big question mark that she likes to ignore. She's hoping to be granted a scholarship with Fulbright to teach English in Costa Rica for a year before attending law school and becoming an immigrant advocacy lawyer. She has spent her time in Gainesville studying Advertising, Spanish and TESL, all while drinking way too much coffee and getting way too little sleep but loving every second of it! Her favorite activity is chatting, so if you see her behind the bar or around campus somewhere, stop and say hi!
Q&A with Rachel