I just have to share my joy with you! Today, I had the great honor and pleasure of attending a friend's Coffee Master Presentation.
What is a Coffee Master?
It's a Starbucks partner (employee) who has an exceptional passion and knowledge about coffee:
- Where and how are coffee trees / cherries planted and grown, harvested and processed?
- What about ageing, roasting and blending?
- Once you hold your bag of whole beans in your hands, what do you need to know about grinding and brewing?
- What single origin or blend goes well with what food pairing?
An interested person who has been working for Starbucks for a while and enjoys learning and sharing these facts with team members and customers, will have to do a lot of studying and tasting to prepare, and once they're ready, they get to hold a presentation and lead through a coffee tasting in front of their manager and other interested parties.
So this is what happened today for my friend Sophia!
I brought a friendly good luck charm. His Seattle spirit added to the overall atmosphere. God, I have missed this!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon! While working for Starbucks I didn't have many opportunities to attend these fun events. If I got out of the office to visit a store, it was mainly for interviews or terminations. So being a former partner and current customer definitely has its benefits!
Thanks for a great time, team Europaallee!