He’s been with us since the day we opened our coffeeshop, after we poached him from the late, legendary food truck, TastyBunz.
And JR didn’t know anything about being a barista when he joined our team, but his sunny disposition and his jealousy-inducing hair made him a must-hire.
Since then, JR has proven to be a reliable & hard-working teammate, which is why we made him a supervisor, giving him keys, passwords, and the responsibility of administering John’s medication when his grouchiness gets out of control.
JR emigrated from the Bay Area to Las Vegas a few years ago, and he still holds an unwavering loyalty to the 49ers, the Giants, and the Golden State Warriors. (He regards the Raiders as that embarrassing member of the family you wish no one knew about.)
His favorite drink to make is the Yoda. His least favorite is the Chewbacca, because he’s always getting it mixed up with the Chupacabra.
JR’s turn-ons are snowboarding & baby-making music, which he loves to listen & sing along to while he makes wraps & sandwiches in our back prep area. He has a deep & abiding animosity for over-priced food & LeBron James.
JR is currently attending UNLV, where he is studying Business Administration. He doesn’t realize that we all know that he is secretly plotting a corporate takeover of Grouchy John’s Coffee, and, when that fails, his career backup plan is marry a rich girl and become a stay-at-home dad.
JR mostly works late shifts in our coffeeshop, because, frankly, he’s just not a morning person.
Come say hi to JR if you haven’t already met him. If you have, say hi anyway.
Stay caffeinated, friends!