Introducing Bernadette Lawler (otherwise known as Bernie), an extremely passionate coffee lover and new to The United Blend team. Bernie has worked overseas in the coffee industry for a number of years and has joined our team as The United Blend's Customer Service Manager.
1. First coffee of the morning – how do you take it?
Double or nothing! Milk is an after-thought, I’m all about the caffeine levels first thing.
2. Why the coffee industry?
The coffee industry seems to have awoken my inner nerd… it’s weird for me but I’ve never been this passionate about something that could coincide with a career before. This industry is so young, and there is still so much to learn. And the people, everyone in this industry is so friendly and laid back, maybe its to do with the generally high caffeine levels but I’ve never come across a nicer bunch of people.
3. You're new on the job - what are you excited about?
I’m pretty excited to lose the new girl title to be completely honest, as cool as it is to be introduced to everyone and have that aloof new aura about you, I’m quite happy to blend into the background and not make so many mistakes… the only plus of the ‘new girl’ title being those laps of judgement I get excused for. I guess it’s a double edged sword…
4. Office playlist, top three songs that you’d put on it?
Hall & Oats, the ultimate come-back kids!
5. The future of coffee – what does it look like?
Bright, oh so bright. Definitely worth investing in some good UV approved sunglasses!