Ethan Heberer has been a dedicated member of the Blueprint team for quite some time. He currently serves as a Barista at Blueprint Coffee Watson.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT THE CAFÉ, AND WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
I am a barista at the Watson Cafe location. I love making drinks. You could park me at the machine all day with good music, and it would be a dream.
WHAT PROMPTED YOUR INTEREST IN COFFEE?
I worked making large-format signage after my undergrad and would always go to a cafe during my breaks. So, when I moved from California, I thought it could be a good chance to get into coffee and give it a go.
IF YOU COULD ENJOY A CUP OF COFFEE WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
I would probably choose my wife's late grandpa Loren. I never really got to meet him, but somehow I feel connected to him, and her whole family says we would have been buds. I only know him through his photographs, which are so rad.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO COFFEE ORDER AT BLUEPRINT?
Usually, shots over ice or just some drip. I've really been liking the Peruvian stuff we have been getting lately. San Ramón is a new favorite.
WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS OUTSIDE OF COFFEE?
I spend all my free time making art. I have an Etsy shop called Flowering Peace, and you can find all my goofy stuff there or on Instagram @floweringpeaceshop. I also love collecting music and have been skateboarding my whole life.
ANY FACTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT YOURSELF?
These are my top 5 favorite songs that are recorded too quietly to sound good over the speakers at work:1. Halelo - Dur-Dur Band
2. Can’t You See - Robert Lester Folsom
3. Every Single Time I Dream - Greenflow
4. It’s Rainin’ - The New Dawn
5. La javanaise - Serge Gainsbourg
HOPES, DREAMS, DESIRES FOR THE FUTURE?
I really hope I get the chance to learn how to roast someday! I've been interested in that for a long time. Other than that, I'd like to live a nice simple life with my sweet wife and pup. I can't wait to be a dad someday.