Bone up on your barista skills
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.