They wear aprons, carry around clipboards, shake a lot of hands, and look very serious. But what’s happening behind the judges’ curtain that we don’t know about? I had the privilege of tech-judging during the Knoxville Championships, and am here to tell all.
We’ve spent the past three segments of this series figuring out how to build an effective and productive barista training program in your business. However, no matter how engaging your lesson plans, how visually-pleasing your handouts, or how focused your curriculum may be, it won’t have nearly the staying power without a culture of active learning within your barista staff.
In Part Two of this series, we covered the basic theories of adult education and shared some practical ideas on how to empower all types of learners in your barista training program. In this post I’ll help you assess your limitations and iron out the content of your classes.
Everyone takes in information differently, and in this edition of my training series we discuss how to adapt to different individuals' learning styles.
Having well-trained baristas could make the difference between a coffee shop that succeeds and one that flounders. In this mini-series, I will share my experiences and tell you how you can develop a top-notch coffee training program.
Across party lines, this Charleston-based coffee competition was a hit.
Coffee experts and novices came together under one roof for an afternoon of tasting, learning and networking. Read more to learn about this dynamic, unique Southeastern coffee festival.