First stop, Colombia. Day 1 – Introduction
Six months later, I became an AST, Barista Skills and Brewing, working at Caravan Coffee Roasters as a Trainer, and planning on adding Sensory Skills and Green Coffee on my curriculum. There I received a visit from Angie who came from Colombia to be a volunteer at the London Coffee Festival for the Coffee Masters competition.
Angie was my helper during the Coffee Masters competition. There we talk about our future in the Coffee Industry, her about helping farmers improving their coffee, me about bringing SCA education at origin. I promised Angie that I will run SCA course in Colombia for her.
Now, here we are, a year later, I am in Colombia with Angie, to run three, possibly four SCA courses. Angie, now write for Perfect Daily Grind español, and with her partner Jhon, a skilled agronomist, run a Ritual Coffee, a Coffee Lab in Ibagué, in the department of Tolima, a few hours from Bogotá. There, they help Jhon’s family farms and other coffee producers, to improve their producing skills and farming managements. For me, I run the Perky Blenders Training Academy. Perky Blenders Coffee Roasters is a small batch roastery based in East London and, now, starting run courses not only at our Training Academy, but also in anywhere in the world where it is needed.
Régine L. Guion-Firmin.