Cumbria coffee roaster launches new training programme for baristas

carvetii coffeeCUMBRIA based Carvetii Coffee Roasters has launched the county’s first speciality training for baristas leading to an industry approved qualification.

Co-owner and founder Gareth Kemble has recently become a fully accredited Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) trainer.

He will be running a range of professional programmes from new training facilities at the Carvetii roastery in Threlkeld, near Keswick.

“It’s such a privilege to be able to make this quality of learning accessible in Cumbria,” said Kemble.

“The qualification is internationally recognised so will really help push the standards of our baristas up even higher, which in turn improves the quality of the coffee being served.

“Our independent coffee shops are already raising their game and challenging the big chains so hopefully we can encourage more local businesses to invest in staff training and reap the benefits it will bring.”

Kemble completed his own training at the London School of Coffee where the established team of trainers already use Carvetii roasted coffee beans to train people from all over the world.

“The speciality coffee industry will continue to grow over the next few years so just being ‘good’ isn’t enough anymore – you need to be very, very good,” he added.

“People are expecting much more from their coffee and we need to keep developing the skills, passion, and knowledge to challenge the great baristas around the UK.”

The Speciality Coffee Association Coffee Skills Programme offers three levels of training at Foundation, Intermediate and Professional standard, over one, two and three days respectively.

The inaugural course will take place on the 19 and 20 April. To find out more and to book visit www.carvetiicoffee.co.uk/collections/events

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