Ciro boosts Ghana’s barista trainingMay 10th, 2011 by Susan Reynard | Categories: Press Office
Two trainees from Ghana, chef Nutepe Kartey-Attipoe, secretary of the Ghana Chef Association, and Yaa Akunia, GM of a Ghanaian rest stop, have spent the last two months at Ciro Beverage Solutions undergoing intensive barista training.
As Africa’s second largest coffee bean producer, Ghana has a burgeoning coffee market and the trainees are receiving thorough training, ranging from all aspects of technical barista skills through to event management in order to return to Ghana with ample knowledge to enhance the coffee experience in their country.
The trainees will be able to train the trainers going forward instituting the same standard of instruction in Ghana as delivered in South Africa by the Ciro Coffee Academy.
According to Angela Todd, Ciro national training manager, “The collaboration with Ghana is another step in Ciro’s effort to uplift the service and overall coffee experience across the African continent and is the basis to creating a uniform standard of training. A great cup of coffee starts with a quality product but is enhanced through the correct preparation and delivery. Maintaining strict training standards ensures that all the work to grow, manufacture and offer a premium product is not lost in the making”.