• Name:  Anthony

    Length of Employment: 3 months  

     

    Q. What drew you to apply with O'Henry's? I have a friend that worked at the Brookwood O'Henry's.She told me about the new store opening and I was sold! At the time I was looking at apartments in the Highland area. It's definitely one of my favorite places in Birmingham. 

     

    Q: Were you a guest of O’Henry’s prior to being hired? I went to the Homewood store a few times; I always ordered the Turtle Deluxe.

     

    Q: What did you do prior to working for O’Henry’s? I was, and currently am, a student at UAB. Fall 2013 was my first semester.

     

    Q: If you could trade places with someone for a week, and live their life, who would it be and why? Jack Johnson. The guy has made it. He travels the world playing music and making people happy. In his free time he surfs. Sounds pretty great to me. #simplelife

     

    Q: Is there one guest that has made an impact on you? Explain. 

    I'm going to say that every guest has made an impact on me. Honestly. The people of Birmingham are so welcoming and friendly; I feed off of that.

     

    Q: What are some of your career goals? I hope to graduate from nursing school, work for a year, then go back to school and a get a masters degree. Eventually a doctorate.

     

    Q: Describe yourself in 3 words: Brilliant. Gorgeous.Humble.

     

    Q. If your house were edible, what would it be?  Ginger Crunch bars, Nuff said.

     

    Q:  What is your most embarrassing moment while working at O’Henry’s? The owner came in one day and ordered a Gibralter Quad Shot. I forgot the steamed milk. Way to go, messed up the owners drink...

     

    Q: What is your favorite coffee and why? Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. It's super smooth and I like its herbal and fruity characteristics.

     

     

    Q: What is one thing none of your co-workers know about you? Before I was hired I was in a dark place. I watched all six seasons of Breaking Bad in a little over a month.  

     

    Q: If you could have coffee with anybody today, who would it be? Nicolas Cage. There isn't a "why" part to this question, so I'm going to leave it at that.


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  • Located in East Africa near the Indian Ocean, Kenya has an ideal climate and altitude to grow great coffee. Ironically enough, Kenya was mostly a tea-drinking nation. But then coffee was planted in the late 1800s and British settlers assumed control of the coffee industry. It wasn't until the 1930s that the British lost control, Kenya took over the coffee trade and the Coffee Board of Kenya was established. This allowed the spread of the coffee industry throughout more regions in Kenya, not just the colonies the British had set up.

    Coffee is one of the most important cash crops in the country and the industry employs hundreds of thousands of people. The main growing region is Mount Kenya, which stretches from the mountain all the way to the border of the capital city, Nairobi. The coffees produced from Kenya are well-balanced in the cup, yet very complex. They bring both a winy acidity and sweet fruit notes to the cup. Other Kenyan coffees also bring berry undertones and citrus undertones.

    The Kenyan AA that O'Henry's carries is the top grade of bean in Kenya. The AA stands for the size of the bean. The bigger the bean, the better the grade it gets. All coffees are hand picked and sorted to determine the size as well as if there are any deformities of the bean. Look for a clean, complex and berrylike taste in the cup.  


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  • Name:__Allison Newton

    Birthplace: _Tampa, FL______

     

     

    Q: What drew you to apply with O’Henry’s?

    I decided that being a stay at home mom was not for me, and wanted to work part time. My former employers told me the job was available.

     

    Q: Were you a guest of O’Henry’s prior to being hired?

    Yes, I visited while in college

     

    Q: What did you do prior to working at O’Henry’s?

    I was staying at home with my new baby. Prior to that I worked for Crestline Bagel Company.

     

    Q: If you could trade places with someone for a week, and live their life, who would it be, and why?

    I don’t want to trade places with them, but more so spend a week with them. Justin Timberlake. His musical talent and his business processes intrigue me. How he started and what he has become today.

     

    Q: What are some of your career goals?

    I have come to learn that career goals are always evolving. My current goals are to continue to grow with O’Henry’s. Also, to be an outstanding mother to my children and raise them to be Christ following citizens of the community.

     

    Q: Describe yourself in 3 words.

    Passionate, Outgoing, Caring

     

    Q: If your house were edible, what would it be made out of?

    Bacon and Cheese (and currently being pregnant Cheeseburgers)

     

    Q: What is your favorite coffee and why?

    Christmas Blend. I could drink it all day every day. Christmas is my favorite time of year, so why not drink something that reminds you of it. It really does smell and taste like Christmas.

     

     

    Q: If you could have coffee with anybody today, who would it be?

    Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge


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  • The "land of gold" is also the land of some great coffee. In ancient times that was the nickname given to this island because of a number of gold deposits discovered around the land. 

    Sumatra is a country with a long history, with travellers and settlers visiting from many countries throughout the centuries. But it wasn't until the late 1800s that coffee was first grown by Dutch colonists. Coffee had been introduced in Indonesian as far back as the 15th century, but not brought over to Sumatra until later. Most of the coffee grown on Sumatra is centered around Lake Toba in the Northern part of the island. Small farms sit on high plateaus that are rich in clay. 

    While Sumatra produces more coffee than any other Indonesian island, it also produces some very high quality coffee. O'Henry's sources green coffee from the Mandheling region. The region is to the north of Lake Toba and produces rich, earthly coffee that is slightly sweet and well balanced.

    Another notable coffee from Sumatra is Kopi Luak. This infamous coffee goes for about $300/lb. Why? you ask? A small animal, called a luak, eats the bean digests it and so on. Villagers extract the bean from the animals excrement, clean it and prepare it for roasting. Taste profile is described as full-bodied and earthy.

    Other growing regions in Sumatra include: Lintong and Aceh.

     


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