Barista-training pilot program a win-win (Vancouver Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
July 25th, 2019

From The Columbian:

Angelena Correa-Delacruz said her signature drink is a raspberry latte, sometimes with added caramel.

However, five weeks ago, she didn’t even know there were different types of beans for making coffee.

The 18-year-old is among three teens who took part in a barista-training pilot program at Bridgeview, one of the nonprofit arms of Vancouver Housing Authority. Espresso Elegance, an espresso catering company, taught them how to make coffee and espresso drinks. Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters donated the coffee and gave a tour of its roasting operation, and AmeriCorps member Morgan Atwood provided job training.

“They get so excited when they pull a (espresso) shot correctly,” Atwood said. “Just watching that confidence grow is really great.”

Read The Columbian's article "Barista-training pilot program a win-win," featuring the Vancouver Housing Authority.

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