Bone up on your barista skills

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Ab­so­lutte cof­fee shop owner Lisa Sa­muels is start­ing up a barista school with the aim of help­ing peo­ple to up-skill.

Mata­mata Barista School will run two-hour train­ing ses­sions with pro­fes­sional barista Neville Mor­gan.

Mr Mor­gan has more than 25 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the cof­fee in­dus­try and trains baris­tas across Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

It could be dif­fi­cult to get a job in a cafe if you did not have any ex­pe­ri­ence mak­ing cof­fee, said Ms Sa­muels.

‘‘I’m try­ing to of­fer some­thing for peo­ple that are look­ing for work,’’ she said.

‘‘I know how hard it can be look­ing for a job.’’

Students would learn how to use a com­mer­cial cof­fee ma­chine and would get a one hour fol­low up ses­sion with Ms Sa­muel.

They would also re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate on com­ple­tion of the course.

The first ses­sion is set for Mon­day, Novem­ber 12 and any­one in­ter­ested can contact Ms Sa­muels at the cafe.

Per­fect cuppa: Mata­mata cof­fee shop Ab­so­lutte will open its doors for peo­ple want­ing to learn how to make cof­fee in a pro­fes­sional set­ting.

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