Monday, March 24, 2014

SocSci 1 Students Learn About Coffee and More

Photo by Christine Reyes Ong
Photo by Christine Reyes Ong
Photo by Christine Reyes Ong
* Last night, four students from Shiela Julianda's SocSci 1 class went to the cafe to experience what it's like to work in a restaurant. The cafe staff divided them into two groups. Half of them worked in the kitchen and the other team helped in the bar and dining area. When I arrived in the evening, I gave them a crash course on coffee-tasting. We sampled an Ethiopia Sidamo brewed in a ceramic manual coffee dripper; a Sleepy Time Blend brewed in a Hario V60 (for contrast); a shot of El Toro Blend espresso; and lastly, an El Toro Blend cappuccino. It was a refreshing experience for me also because I haven't talked about coffee for a very long time now. I've been busy lately learning more about growing vegetables.

Thank you very much guys. It was nice to meet you and I hope you can visit us again!

Here's a reflection from one of the students, Chrissa (as posted in her Facebook page):
"We had to be an employee/worker for a day in our Social Interaction Activity (Sosc 1 class). Our group of four was split into two pairs. One pair helped out in the kitchen while the other worked as waiters. The kitchen team learned how to make some dishes. I was a waitress (yes, the clumsy me waited on tables). Thank goodness I didn't break anything. The cafe was full when it hit dinner time. My partner and I, including the barista, literally dashed around the cafe. It's seriously not easy if you're not used to it...hehe. Learned a few stuff about coffee, brewing it, and making espressos. Working at Cafe Antonio for half a day was a blast! The owners and staff were so kind and accommodating. Wish I could stay longer and learn more. c",)"

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