Meet your Barista Sydney Icenhower

Meet your Barista: Sydney Icenhower from THINK Coffee

Conway Institute of Music

Sydney Icenhower is this month’s Meet your Barista.

Sydney Icenhower grew up in the small town of Dierks, AR. She is a graduate of UCA and has been working at THINK Coffee since 2018. She hopes to be a therapist one day, but for now, she serves therapy in a kup.

Today, we learn more about the barista from THINK Coffee.

Sydney Icenhower

Coffee Shop:
THINK Coffee


Graduated from UCA

Dierks, AR

What is one thing about you people would be surprised to know?

I’ve been working at THINK since we first opened in August 2018!

Sydney Icenhower

What is your favorite thing to do in Conway?

My favorite thing to do in Conway is spend time with friends and family by shopping, eating out, walking the trails, and going to the movies.

What is the one activity that you can get lost for hours doing?

Reading and driving around listening to music.

How long have you been pulling shots?

3 and a half years!

What is your favorite part of the job?

Creating friendships with amazing people, whether they’re staff or customers!

What is your favorite coffee brew method?

Definitely espresso. I love a good latte.

What is your favorite drink on your coffee shop’s menu?

Our brainiac with oat milk!

What is your favorite virtue?

I would have to say humility if i could only choose one. I could go on for ages if you asked me to explain why, but for now I’ll just say that this virtue goes a long ways for many reasons.

Sydney Icenhower

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?

My friends are the most supportive and uplifting individuals. I am so blessed to have people that genuinely believe in me, give me reassurance, and encourage me to do whatever it is that makes me feel like I’m being the best version of myself.

They remind me of who I am when I don’t feel like myself. Every single one of them inspires me in some way, and I can’t express enough how grateful I am to be surrounded by such incredible people.

What is your idea of happiness?

Free gas to drive around and listen to music. lol no I’m kidding! If I had to give my ultimate idea of happiness, I would say it’s the state of being when you learn not to sweat the smaller things in life. We’re all human and just trying to make it.

Do whatever settles easily within yourself — whatever brings you peace. I think once we learn to do that (I’m still definitely practicing that myself), we’ll all find ourselves much happier.

If not yourself, who would you be?

Zendaya. She’s a model, and she gets to date Tom Holland.

Where would you most like to live?

I really don’t know because I haven’t been anywhere outside of Arkansas for longer than a couple weeks. I do think it would be cool to experience life in the city like New York for a little while!

What is your ideal occupation?

I hope to one day be a therapist! But for now, I love my job as a barista. 🙂

Wrapping it up

Head on down to THINK Coffee to meet Sydney and pick up a latte. Or, if you are feeling a little lackluster, get the Brainiac with Oat Milk.

And tell her that Conway Scene sent you!

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