PS.Q&A: Meet the team that makes us tick: Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia, Barista / PS.Cafe Petit Tiong Bahru

Born: January 31st, 1980 / 34 years old

Joined PS: February 2010 (PS.Cafe at Palais Renaissance)

Hometown: Manila, Philippines

My favourite music is: Cool and cozy jazz.  I like oldies like we play here and classic, relaxing music.

The tool I can’t live without is: The espresso machine!  It’s an extension of my soul.  I’m a big coffee drinker -- latte or macchiato.

I really like our: Mellow Yellow and Mango Mint Soda at Palais or Harding.

My last vacation was: To Tagaytay, Southern Luzon.  We went to the highlands and enjoyed the cool weather.  We hiked the volcano there, which has a beautiful little lake in its crater.

My favourite comfort food is: Pork adobo, hands down.

My dream dinner party would be: With my wife, son and daughter on a yacht sailing around the Caribbean.

If I didn’t work at PS, I would: Be an archeologist or an anthropologist.  I love learning about ancient civilizations and visiting ruins.  It’s my dream to visit Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines in Peru, and also the pyramids in Egypt.

Want to know more? Come see Joel at PS.Cafe Petit in Tiong Bahru one weekday afternoon!

Nicholas Ee