Baristanet Profile: Jennifer Ko

Name: Jennifer Ko

Where do you live? Upper Montclair

When did you move there? 2016

Where did you grow up? Irvine, California

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I own and operate APEM Creamery in Bloomfield.

Coffee, tea or … ? Genmaicha 

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Serving nice customers.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Francesco’s in Woodland Park (or West Paterson as some people still say). My favorite dishes are the the Penne Arrabiata and the Gnocchi with meat sauce, peas, and ricotta salata.

What’s on your nightstand? I’m boring. It’s my TV remote, but there’s a whole lot of nothing these days. Honestly, I’ve been rewatching Madame Secretary. 

What are you listening to? New wave or classical.

What are your current indulgences? See’s Candies, especially the rum nougat, Mayfair, peanut butter pattie, and molasses chips.

What talent you would most like to have? Public speaking 

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? Best kept secret: the burgers at Tierney’s Tavern.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? She lived as she desired. 

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