Compass Group UK & Ireland is to launch its first Barista Academy, as part of its continued investment in developing a top range of quality coffee offers.
The Academy will consist of a group of the most highly skilled baristas in the business. A focus on technical skill, consistency and quality will help decide which baristas make it through the testing trials. Those that make it to the last stage will be judged by a panel of external experts, who will decide who makes the final cut to earn the title of Master Barista.
All Master Baristas will receive the highest standard of training, working towards a Speciality Coffee Association Diploma in Coffee.
Louise Pilkington, Marketing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “Starting the process of launching our first ever Barista Academy is an important step for us in continuing our coffee journey. Establishing this group of hugely talented and skilled individuals, we will be able to spread their knowledge around the business, further raising the standard and profile of our baristas and our coffee offers. It’s a great opportunity to bring together all the great work we’re doing in the hot beverage category and show off some of our talented people that take our coffee credentials to the next level.”
The application process is now open to all baristas in the company.
In December 2017, Compass Group UK & Ireland launched two distinctive coffee concepts – Peak St. and Crackle & Hum. Targeting the value and premium segments within the coffee market, they are currently being rolled-out at Compass client sites, across sectors such as business and industry, healthcare and leisure.