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All about Espresso

Unless you prefer kombucha to coffee, you've probably heard of "The Barista Bible" by Christine Cottrell.  This fabulous resource is used in many schools to support the delivery of SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee.  You may not know that in 1999, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching and working in the hospitality industry, Christine established Coffee Education Network and published, along with the Barista Bible’, the Perfect Espresso barista training system. It also contains workbooks, wall charts, a customer service kit, barista guides – and two CDs full of handouts, test questions, lesson plans and competency checklists all mapped to the coffee Units of Competency. There’s also a Slide Show you’re licensed to load onto your school network. For more information, go to the Perfect Espresso website.  

Christine has also done the research to source the best value-for-money coffee equipment for school training rooms and cafes. As she deals with a number of suppliers, she can provide three quotes for schools requiring this.  

Coffee Education Network has recently partnered with THE COFFEE COMMUNE as a venue for training and to run the Become A Barista competition. Her trainers are young, vibrant coffee professionals with up-to-the minute skills in coffee and communication. They also have vast experience in teaching Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee. 

As our link to coffee industry professionals, Perfect Espresso connect us with current coffee trends, student and teacher training and access to quality expresso machines and equipment.  We want to "pass it on" when we get great service and information from experts who are passionate about the hospitality industry and all it's incredible career options.

Contact Christine on 0407 021 220 or to make an appointment - you are guaranteed an awesome coffee as well as an informative conversation about the world of coffee. Ask her to bring a copy of her "Trending Cafes - Brisbane and Beyond" so you can get $400 worth of coffee for $25.

Blueprint Career Development also offers short courses for SITHFAB005 + SITXFSA001 Barista (Hygiene + Coffee). Visit our website to learn more.