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Code of Conduct for the Specialty Coffee Business

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Code of Conduct for the Specialty Coffee Business

Walking into any given cafe on any given day, you may encounter anything from a polite and professional well dressed barista, to a scruffily-dressed kid who neither smile’s nor seems to care how you would like your coffee...

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How to Become a Barista

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How to Become a Barista

So you want to become a barista.

That’s fantastic, because in Canada, 2/3rds of our population or about 24.5 million, drink coffee on a daily basis, making lots of opportunities for you to work as a barista.

But where to start? Is Barista Certification necessary? ...

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Employee retention

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Employee retention

Retraining staff incurs both financial and time costs. Each new staff member must be trained to work within the cafe - and even with prior experience, every cafe is different...

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First Coffee Experiences and the Third Wave

3rd Wave Barista

First Coffee Experiences and the Third Wave

Introduction I’m 3 years old, at my grandparent’s house. We lived with them until I was 6; a common practice to let grandma chase after me while my mom and dad worked taking care of the family grocery store. I was a hyper curious kid. They tell me I was always lurking and watching, two huge dark brown eyes, on an disproportionately huge head on my tiny chubby body, staring in silence. Observing.. Watching… learning..and plotting. Today’s target was the kitchen table. It was yellow formica, speckled with tiny black, sandy grains, and framed in silver chrome, accented lightly with...

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