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Barista training for former homeless people in Dover


Stuart Summers (of White Label Coffee Co) with Jenny Bones, Deborah Golden and Steven Pope

Submitted to Dover Express

Former homeless people learned how to make the perfect cappuccino, thanks to a Kent charity. The barista training was organized by Emmaüs Douvres to help them acquire new skills for a future job.

The association helps people get out of homelessness by providing them with safe and secure accommodation for as long as they need it, as well as giving them the opportunity to work, learn and gain professional qualifications. .

The latter training was provided by the White Label Coffee Company and covered the operation of a coffee machine, milk texturing techniques and the art of latte.

It followed the launch of Emmaus Dover’s new beer garden, which opened in June, at the English heritage site Archcliffe Fort. This is also where the flea market, housing and offices of the association are located.

Stephen Pope was one of the companions (a former homeless man now supported by Emmaus Dover) who completed the training.

He said:

“The training I received was informative and easy to follow, from making the perfect cappuccino to the milky latte, it all ended with tips on cleaning the machine and utensils. I really enjoyed it. experience.

Community leader Deborah Golden also joined the session. She said: “We have all had the chance to learn how to make fantastic tasting coffee and each of us has tried to create patterns with the milk.

“Now that we have completed this session, we will have the confidence to serve delicious coffee to our customers in our cafe, hopefully encouraging them to come back for more! “

In addition to barista training, Emmaus Dover organized NVQ study days to help their companions obtain diplomas in storage, customer service and English and mathematics. To learn more about the association, go here.

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