“We have those conversations a lot about reminding newer baristas who are being really precious with their craft that they don’t know that person’s story. And so let’s find a way to perhaps dialogue about how [we] can meet [their] needs.”-Emily Peele
In this podcast episode, we interview Emily Peele, Brand Director of High Five Coffee.
When Emily first moved to Asheville, she started working as a barista at High Five Coffee. Since then, she has worked her way up in the industry, becoming High Five’s brand director and partnering closely with the founder, Jay Weatherly, to maintain and develop their brand identity.
During the episode, Emily shared lessons from working in the food and beverage industry in Asheville and how it’s made her a more empathetic person. We also got to talk about different ways to describe the flavors of coffee and get a sneak peek of the upcoming Asheville Coffee Expo.
Here’s What You’ll Learn
- How and why Emily moved to Asheville and started working in the coffee industry
- Emily shares insight on what it’s like to work in the food and beverage industry
- A behind-the-scenes story of High Five Coffee’s history in Asheville (like where the name came from), plus how they’ve grown and are constantly improving the quality of their service
- Get a glimpse of the upcoming Asheville Coffee Expo on September 28, 2019
High Five Coffee is one of Asheville’s most beloved coffee shops, offering craft coffee and espresso drinks. They have three different locations in Asheville and in Woodfin. Connect with them on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Music by Commonwealth Choir
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