This is an ongoing series in which you will get to know a little bit more about the fine young men and women who prepare your coffee at Kean Coffee through a set of random interview questions. Garrett O’Connor has been part of the team at Kean Coffee Newport for a little under a year. Garrett loves working with people and honing his craft as a barista. He is multi-talented, multi-faceted, and witty. If he doesn’t pursue a career as a stand-up comic, he will certainly entertain those around him despite it. Garrett can always be counted on for a smile. That’s why we love Garrett!
KC: What do you like best about being a barista?
GO: The cute girls that come in. Also when I manage to make a really good latte art and people take pictures of it.
KC: What is your favorite coffee drink?
GO: Italian cappuccino, Napoli style
KC: What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday (when you have the day off)?
GO: Sleep, or go to an Anaheim Ducks game..
KC: What was your favorite toy as a child?
GO: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
KC: What is a fun fact that most people do not know about you?
GO: I like to sing in the shower.
KC: What was your favorite Halloween costume ever?
GO: Going as myself when I went to a uniformed private school. I thought it was a clever exploit.
KC: What was your least favorite costume ever?
GO: There are no bad costumes when you get free candy.
KC: Who was your idol when you were a kid, and why?
GO: Martin Diedrich, pretty self-explanatory. He still is my idol.
KC: If you had to enter a cooking contest and prepare your best entrée or dessert to impress the judges, what would you make?
GO: Lemon glazed seared halibut with garlic risotto and Bananas Foster (I make the best!)
KC: What was your favorite movie of all time, and why?
GO: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s pretty epic.
KC: Thanks Garrett!