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Barista

Barista

Cafes can be seen almost everywhere and are prevalent as convenience stores in Europe, South Korea, and Taiwan. The trend is spreading to Hong Kong where quite a number of youngsters aspire to start up their own cafe. Yet, it's never easy to be a barista. Profound knowledge is a prerequisite for baristas to craft a cup of extraordinary coffee.

To key to embarking on your career path as a barista is to familiarize yourself with different origins of coffee beans, species of coffee trees and the tastes and aroma of different coffee products. Only when you master how to savor coffee can you engage in the process of making a cup of coffee. Having said that, these are just the very first steps for beginners. What follows next is undoubtedly more challenging and complicated, ranging from grinding coffee beans, adjusting the optimal water quality, temperature, and proportion when cooking coffee; methods to abstract coffee and the gestures to froth milk are also indispensable to the success of a barista.

When it comes to brewing a cup of rich, aromatic coffee, one has to go through the process of picking, roasting and grinding coffee beans and controlling over the amount and temperature of water. As latte art has been in vogue in recent years, barista needs to master latte art and create unique patterns on a cup of coffee as the perfect embellishment and vivacious finishing touch.

Apart from being physically equipped, a barista has to be mentally capable in the sense that they are willing to and apt at interacting with customers to satisfy their taste buds with the best cup of refreshing coffee.

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Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)
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Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)
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Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
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Hong Kong Professional Bakery and Confectionery Vocational Training Centre
Certification Course
Hong Kong Professional Bakery and Confectionery Vocational Training Centre
Certification course
St. James' Settlement
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