How many cups of coffee can you drink in a day?
If I could hear your voices, random numbers from 1 to 10 would probably shouting from left to right.
You don’t have to say it actually. Coffee business in the Philippines is doing better than ever with its countless Filipino consumers, regardless of its social class. From my own observation, based on my circle of connections, this country has a higher percentage of coffee drinkers than tea drinkers. Do you agree?
Frequent reader of this blog would know whether I’m on the tea side or the coffee side. If this is your first encounter with The Food Scout blog, “Well, well well… Welcome!” Please know that I’m part of the minority club. Yes, more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker. 🙂
Now you know the case. I bet you’re wondering what the heck was I doing at Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy, Inc? To clear this out, I’m the type who won’t simple settle down and rest on my limits. I lie on the other side of the spectrum, I push myself to the limits, learn as much as I can and run until I can.
It’s not too late to learn and appreciate things. It’s not too late to start learning more about Coffee at Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy Inc! 🙂
Saturday morning class at 9am facing the front with a drowsy face. I don’t know if our instructor noticed but he greeted us “Good morning!” with our artistic cups of joe.
How could I ignore this wonderfully made coffee? A fair delight to the eyes that deserves an instagram before consuming. Now I’m wide-eyed awake!
The Lecture:
Simultaneous as I drink my cup of coffee, our barista instructor Dave Dexter Dource widened my knowledge about coffee. I’m not talking about a brief lecture about coffee. Pen and paper were needed to jot down important notes about firm facts, trivia and history of coffee. He made us realize that baristas don’t simply make and serve us coffee. Baristas not only have the skill to deliver coffee but baristas should also have the ability to explain coffee origins to customers. Baristas should explain the history and story behind every cup they make. Smart!
History of Coffee
Instructor Dave shared a quick myth on how coffee was discovered. Kaldi from Ethiopia owns a flock. One day, he saw his flock nibbling on bright red cherries that made the flock energetic and full of animation. Kaldi then tried the cherries for himself. The exhilarated Kaldi brought these cherries to a nearby monastery with monks. The monks thought these cherries are useless so they threw them away into a fire. From that moment, an alluring aroma of coffee beans were discovered. Thus, you have what we now call, coffee.
Next to water, coffee is the most popular beverage all of the world.
At Coffee Academy, they gave us a picture of all levels of coffee beans when brewed, from green coffee the palest to fire risk the darkest. Part of the class was to learn how to evaluate coffee beans – dry and wet stage, intensity, duration, characteristic, etc. Dave handed over 2 cups of ground coffee to assess and evaluate. The amateur students, I meant us, felt like a coffee whiz trying to give our opinions in evaluating coffee.
I never knew coffee can be more complicated than drinking it.
Cheers for added brain cells after learning all these terms and specific jargons about coffee! 🙂 If you’re a businessman who plans to enter the world of coffee, this is a great class to pursue before withdrawing millions to invest in the business.
Right after lecture time, instructor Dave proceeded to coffee making demo.
The start of my caffeinated day…
Enrolling in a particular coffee class allows you to get your hands on those coffee machines. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get the chance to make my own coffee.
Espresso shot anyone?
Cappuccino for me!
Learn the art and science of coffee from the experts! Coffee enthusiasts would surely want to expand their knowledge and skills in coffee making.
Create eye-catching coffee cups without any difficulty. Baristas from Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy Inc. have trained various coffee shop owners and baristas in the country.
Coffee Classes:
BARISTA 101 / Basic Barista Training (5 days)
Local Resident: Php 10,000 / Non-Local Resident: USD 350
Coffee Business Management (2 days)
Local Resident: Php 5,000 / Non-Local Resident: USD 170
Cafe Marketing (1 day)
Local Resident: Php 5,000 / Non-Local Resident: USD 170
Special Programs:
Cocktails 101 (4 hours)
Local Resident: Php 2,200 / Non-Local Resident: USD 75
Latte Art Appreciation (4 hours)
Local Resident: Php 2,800 / Non-Local Resident: USD 110
and more!
Check out Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy Inc. website for more details.
Pour out the goodness in every cup of joe you make at Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy Inc.
This was my final and last cup of coffee. I had more than 3 cups within 4 hours. On a caffeine high already at 1:00 in the afternoon. How much coffee can you take?
So, what’s your type of coffee? Do you want to take coffee seriously by enrolling at Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy Inc.?
Share with me your thoughts! 🙂
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