Here at Bow Truss, we recognize our baristas as the first point of contact for all of our customers. Without their friendly demeanor, passion for coffee, and ambitious initiation on new projects, we would not have been able to grow as quickly and with the same quality standards as we have to this point. So, we want to take a moment to introduce you to the stellar crew that work, day in and day out, at the front lines, for the love of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters!
The barista we would like to recognize next is Brian Ensminger who you might know as the extremely friendly face who greets and engages you with sincere joy and friendliness.
Q: How long have you worked for Bow Truss?
A: Somewhere around four or five months.
Q: Why did you want to start working for Bow Truss?
A: I was really impressed with the way the staff balanced their knowledge coffee and kindness in service. Working as a barista, it’s easy to focus on one or the other, but at Bow Truss, I saw professionals who did both really well.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of working for Bow Truss?
A: Other than the staff, I really love working with our customers. I think its amazing to have so many people who come to us that are just as excited about great coffee as our baristas.
Q: What is the most valuable lesson, coffee related or not, that you have learned while working for Bow Truss?
A: Whether it’s dialing in espresso, or shifting between confidence and humility, I think the most valuable lesson I’m continuing to learn is balance. I’m learning that balance is something that you have to focus on and work to understand, but it’s definitely not a mystery, nor impossible. Also, balance will look like different things to different people and that can be frustrating, exciting, and wonderful all at once.
Q: What do you do outside of working at Bow Truss?
A: Mostly drink coffee, spend time with my lovely girlfriend Molly, drink beers, watch movies, read stuff on the internet.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I enjoy nerding out about movies and television over drinks. Really nerding out about anything: coffee, books, music. Any chance I get to learn, and act like a know-it-all, I’m all about.
Q: Who is your role model and why?
A: Honestly, I have a few. I look to different people for different things, and I’m lucky to have a lot of awesome people around me (both at work and in my personal life) who provide fantastic examples of how to be great people.
Q: Tell me a strange fact about yourself!
A: Despite knowing it’s totally wrong, I pronounce the word “pillow” as “pell-oh.” I have no idea why.
While Bow Truss and Brian have been friends for a while, he just recently joined our team recently. You know him for his big smile, memory of your drink, and willingness to talk with you all day. We appreciate his dedication to quality coffee, quality service, and desire to make himself better each day.