Meet Your Barista: Patrick @ HB-Northfield
This morning we’d like you to Meet your Barista, Patrick! Patrick works at our Northfield store, and is also the inventor of our Campfire Tea Latte.
Patrick was nominated by a fellow barista for the Meet Your Barista spotlight because he, “is incredibly passionate about coffee and tea… Additionally, he’s a super talented musician, and we all appreciate his upbeat singing while he works at the bar – it keeps the mood and the good vibes going for everyone.”
Get to know Patrick, and have him fix you a Campfire Tea Latte, or his favorite, the Heine Palmer next time you’re at the Northfield store:
How long have you been working at HB?
I will have worked at Heine Bros. for two years in May!
Native or Transplant?
I grew up in a small town outside of Lexington. Moved to Louisville 5 years ago, and basically never want to leave.
Favorite HB drink & why?
This is probably going to sound ridiculous, but I am pretty obsessed with our Heine Palmers. I’ve always had an affinity for lemonade, and once I got into enjoying tea, I tried the magic combination…never looked back. Our South India was the perfect choice for the drink, as well. A perfect balance.
Favorite author or book?
I spend most of my time just reading news articles these days, but if I had to pick an author, I would have to say George Orwell. I’m super creeped out by the implications of his writing’s subject-matter, but I love readings that challenge my comfort level.
Your most fearless moment/time you pushed yourself the farthest (so far)?
In November, I presented a concert where I had a mix of small and large ensembles play a total of 8 pieces/songs I wrote. It took a lot of planning, stress, hard work, and luck to pull it off in the time-frame I was working with. I conducted, played piano and marimba, and sang throughout. It was fun.
If someone was playing you in a movie about your life, who would it be?
Ashton Kutcher, I guess? I’ve had about a billion strangers and their mothers come up and say that I look like him.
Favorite place to go in Louisville or Southern Indiana?
The Highlands in general is my favorite place to be in Louisville. Great music/record shops, coffee, food, night life, and Cherokee Park! I could walk around The Highlands for hours.
What was your first car?
1994 Nissan Quest Minivan. Made in ’93, the same year I was born. What a fantastic vehicle.
Besides the Campfire Tea Latte, are there any other drink combos you’ve been experimenting with?
I’m probably never going to top the Campfire Tea Latte, so I haven’t really been experimenting with anything new. Northfield has some really creative people though, and I’ve been hearing some solid ideas floating around!