Mei, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi my name is Mei or as my boss lady (Katie) sometimes like to call me Mei-Lin.
I am the lady who often loves to cuddle or wave to our customer’s kids. I’m a totally sucker for a baby even I have two young children myself; I still love to cuddle everyone else’s babies.
What do you do at Black Sheep?
I generally work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Roastery and Saturday or Sunday at Rocklea depends on our lovely boss. I often do a lot of the retail side; that involves bagging up all the retail bags for our Rocklea on Saturday and Sunday, restocking up all the retail shelves, glueing up the labels and getting all the retail bags ready for the next week.
I also serve the customers and making few coffees here and there.
Describe what’s a typical day at Black Sheep like for you?
Ummm, a typical day at Black Sheep includes a lot of laughs, catch ups, silly faces, babies and cuddling but of course most of all making some yummy coffee.
What do you love most about working at Black Sheep?
My bosses and the staff. We are all work together like a big family. Everyone who works at Black Sheep makes the place, it’s such a fun and enjoyable place to work.
Go-to coffee order?
Piccolo used to my go-to order but my manager Renee (or as all the kids call her Nay Nay) slowly convert into Flat White.
Do you have a favourite type of drink to prepare?
Latte. Just love the difference between the head and the coffee.
What would we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Dropping off my 5 ½ boy to school then strolling through my local shopping centre with my 2 ½ girl. Both of them surely keep my not working days very busy.
Work/Life balance how do you do it all?
People might feel stressed out at work but for me Black Sheep Is my go-to Zen place. I come to work to have my inner peace then I go home to tackle all the craziness created by my 2 beautiful children :)
Earliest memory of coffee?
The Mt. Everest Cappuccino which was a cappuccino with HUGE amount of froth.
Proudest achievement in your life this far?
Married with my lovely husband and have two beautiful children
Something your customers might not know about you? *We promise not to hold this against you.
Sorry this might gross a lot of people out. But being an Asian and growing up back home in Taiwan, I really love chicken feet especially at Yum – Cha it is one of my go-to dishes.