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Meet your Barista – Matthew Kakilala

Conway Institute of Music

Meet your Barista

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles where we get to meet some of Conway’s top Baristas. Conway is fortunate to have several good coffee shops and the Baristas make it much more enjoyable.

Meet Matthew Kakilala, our first Barista in this series.

Matthew Kakilala - Barista, Blue Sail Coffee
Matthew Kakilala – Barista, Blue Sail Coffee

Matthew has a million dollar smile. He’s always got a smile on his face and a positive demeanor. When you get a chance, go see Matthew at one of the Blue Sail locations.

Matt moved here from Hawaii to go to school at Central Baptist College.

Name: Matthew Kakilala

Coffee Shop: Blue Sail Coffee

Age: 22

School/Status: Central Baptist College

Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI


CS: How long have you been working for Blue Sail Coffee?
MK: 2.5 years

CS: How long have you been pulling shots?
MK: 4 years

CS: What is your favorite part of the job?
MK: Create relationships with customers and fellow co-workers

CS: What is your favorite coffee brew method?
MK: V60 Pour-over

CS: What is your favorite drink on your coffee shop’s menu?
MK: It always changes, for now… the “Kraken”

CS: What is your favorite virtue?
MK: Kindness

CS: What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
MK: Their time

CS: What is our main fault?
MK: Our main fault (which I feel like I’m talking mostly about myself) is not taking in the moment we are given right now.

CS: Your idea of happiness?
MK: Letting go and Letting God.

CS: If not yourself, who would you be?
MK: My Dad

CS: Where would you like to live?
MK: New Zealand, my ultimate bucket list place.

CS: What is your ideal occupation?
MK: For now, my ideal occupation would be an owner of a ministry-based coffee shop

Thanks, Matthew! Keep showing that million dollar smile.


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