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A Cup of Joe - Introduction to Barista Skills Workshop

On 7th October 2021, Taylor’s Culinary Institute was invited to participate in SMA Yos Sudarso Batam, an Indonesia school fair event. This school has a total of 300 students from year 10 to year 12. Around 90 students participated in the workshop titled “A Cup of Joe-Introduction to Barista Skills” presented by Ms. Michelle Lee Gee Wey, Programme Director, Diploma in Hotel Management and along with a student from our Diploma in Hotel Management programme, Ng Pooi Yee.

During the workshop, Ms. Michelle shared the barista basics which included the introduction of coffee, types of coffee beans, different types of coffee equipment and what are the skills required to be a barista. Meanwhile, Diploma in Hotel Management student, Ng Pooi Yee shared her knowledge on the various stages of coffee production from the farm to the cup which she has learned from visiting a coffee farm last year.

The workshop continued with a live demonstration from Taylor’s University, Mixology Lab where Ms. Michelle demonstrated skills of using semi-auto coffee machine that included brewing of espresso and techniques of making café latte using different equipment.

The participants were all excited and interacted with many questions about coffee. The workshop ended with a Kahoot fun activity. Prizes were given to the students.

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