Are you a coffee lover? Do you crave for coffee at more than once or twice a day? Do you go crazy by just the mere smell of coffee? Well, I do! So, if you’d like to go beyond sipping a hot cup of coffee, and learn more about this amazing drink, now’s the time! The Barista & Coffee Academy of Asia (BCAA) is the center that teaches one to look beyond the cup. Short courses are being offered by BCAA on Brewing Practice, Barista 101, Brewing Practice, Coffee Business Management, Menu Development, Café Operations, High Tea, and Cocktails this August.
We all know that coffee has become a serious business all over the world and providing a big impact in the economic development of the coffee farming and the business industry.
Reinforcing the standards of specialty coffee links everyone in the supply chain with an integrity that shows pride in the product.
The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) have created a system where coffee is graded. Coffee that is free of primary defects or unclean odors and scores 80 or above on the SCAA cupping form is considered Specialty Grade. There are two kinds of Coffee Quality Graders—Arabica and Robusta. These graders are licensed by CQI as they have passed several sensory, coffee origin cupping skills, triangulation skills, Olfcatory skills and calibration exams. While many variables in roasting and brewing affect the taste of coffee, Q Coffees confirm that the beans being used are Specialty and among the highest quality in the world.
The Board of director of the Barista and Coffee Academy, also the General Manager of Equilibrium Intertrade, Rosario “Cherry” Cruz is the Philippine’s First woman who holds the license for both Arabica and Robusta Quality Grader. She took her Arabica Q grading classes with Samuel Gurel last June 2015 when BCAA held the first Q grading classes in the country. One year after, she took the Robusta Grading class under Dr. Manuel Diaz in Chang Mai, Thailand.
The interest for becoming a specialty coffee grader is growing around the world! BCAA will be holding another Q grading class on September 13-17, and 19 under the instruction of Jodie Weiser of the Gather Coffee Company (USA).
Jodie worked with Willem Boot, and the Boot Coffee Team, as a quality consultant and trainer for 7 years. Now, she is a licensed Q Grader Instructor, as well as a Certified Instructional Trainer for the Specialty Coffee Association of America and will be BCAA’s instructor for this year’s Q Grader program. An advance roasting class will also be held under the same instructor on September 20 and 21.
Just like wine, coffee has its own distinct lingo. If you have been thinking of combining your love of coffee with your entrepreneurial spirit, make sure you are headed to the right academy who will provide you troubleshooting strategies in order to achieve your java goals.
For further information about the coffee courses and schedules the BARISTA & COFFEE ACADEMY OF ASIA is offering, please log on to : www.coffeeschool.asia or call them at : (02) 5707649 or email : [email protected]