Amy is finishing her last year of undergrad at the University of Florida and will be receiving her Finance degree this coming May. She is involved with UF Enactus and is currently project manager of a program which works to end homelessness in Gainesville. Amy also has been able to be a part of Cru at UF since her freshman year, and she leads a community group on Tuesday nights. When she isn't busy, Amy loves to spend quality time with her friends and husband. She considers it a great privilege to have been a barista at Pascal's since her sophomore year.
Q&A with Amy
How long have you been a Pascal's barista? 2 years! Woo!
Why did you want to become a barista? I wanted to be a barista specifically at Pascal's because I noticed the attention they gave not only to their coffee but also to the relationships with people on the other side of the bar.
What kind of coffee do you keep in your pantry? Right now I have some Counter Culture, but it changes pretty frequently.
What do you most appreciate about the craft-coffee movement? The craft-coffee movement has changed expectations about the way coffee-drinkers enjoy and learn about their coffees. I most appreciate that it has benefitted coffee farmers and their communities by encouraging more direct trade and fair-labor practices in the industry.
If you could have any drink in your cup right now, what would it be? A hot latte.
What do you do on Saturday night? I'm usually spending time with friends or my awesome hubby, Jordan.
What song do you have stuck in your head right now? The Beat by Ben Rector.
What's your go-to Pandora station at the coffeehouse? Noah Gunderson.
What do you think a coffeehouse’s role in the community is? I think a coffeehouse can create a unique atmosphere where people feel comfortable reading, talking, drawing, writing, or just spending time with one another--all while enjoying a cup of coffee.