All posts tagged: training

How to make your coffeeshop a catalyst for change

“Learn to make coffee, make coffee, chat, drink coffee, chat, change the world.” That pretty much sums up what it’s like to be a Green Bean at Vintage Coffee. But it is so much more that! Green Beans are an important part of who we are and what we do at Vintage. Vintage Coffee is driven by a simple, yet radical mission: to add value to our city one cup of quality coffee at a time. We actively do this by, firstly, giving a portion of our profits to different non-profit organisations every month and, secondly, by supporting four orphans by means of an established trust fund. Vintage Coffee started because we saw a need in our community and wanted our business to be a catalyst for change.  Consequently, we are a for-profit business that benefits non-profit organisations in and around our city. Vintage Coffee has found a way to give back to the community in the hopes that the profit donated will add value to the non-profit organisations, which will, in turn, add value …

Humans of coffee: Shaun Aupiais

Who is Shaun Aupiais? A Family Man and Passionate Coffee Geek. I have dedicated my life to educating, empowering and uplifting people to be the best individual and barista they can be. I’m a trainer for Famous Brands Coffee company in the Eastern Cape. I’ve been so privileged for the last 10 years on this journey to have been exposed to all aspects of this amazing industry, the full bean to cup process! For the last 6 years I have thoroughly enjoyed judging in the regional and national Barista Championships and latte art Compititions. Im a latte artist at heart but i beieve that ‘ Beauty is in the eye and the taste of the beholder’. I will continue to add value and promote coffee. This is more than a job to me, this is my career, passion and livelihood. Do you have a motto by which you live your life? ‘Consistency is key’ What is your best childhood memory? I grew up surfing on the beaches in Durban. After a long surf I would …