Time for coffee

A group of keen North Lake students used some of their holiday time to learn important workplace skills.

All part of Terri’s Foundations and IEC 3.2 classes the students had discussed in class the need for holiday and part-time employment. Places were found for them in the barista course run by Leaf Bean Machine in Bibra Lake.

During the course the students learned everything from operating a coffee machine and factors affecting espresso flavour to steaming and splitting milk. They also learned individual characteristics of each drink on the menu and the vital importance of thorough cleaning of the espresso machine and grinder.

Leaf Bean Machine subsidised the course for some of the students though a customer fund set up to train candidates just like those at North Lake.

“I was given money by a group of women at UWA to assist our students in any way I thought valuable this year. So I used some of that for nine more students to do the course,” Terri said. In all 19 students completed the course.

“I just loved seeing them represent our school in such a positive way. When I got there they were all working and smiling. Afrooz made me a lovely latte!” Terri said.

The students have come away from the course with a valuable work skill and the experience of working in the amazing surrounds at Leaf Bean Machine.