Selati Sugar launches Barista Scholarship Initiative!

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Selati Sugar, in partnership with The Coffee Magazine, is launching a Barista Scholarship Programme, in which 12 candidates will be selected to embark on a career in coffee.

In collaboration with 5 community-based Cafés, the candidates will have access to successful entrepreneurs as mentors and learn about the business of coffee and hospitality from leaders in their communities.

Coffee has the power to change to lives. It changes your life every morning as you take that first sip and feel ready to take on the day. In South Africa the café culture has boomed; the potential for growth in this industry is exponential and Selati Sugar has recognized that.

The decision to support 12 candidates through the beginning of their journey in coffee was an easy one, the company is already invested in uplifting the farmers that produce the Selati sugar that you use to sprinkle on your cereal, bake in your delicious treats and liven up your morning coffee.

Cafés cannot exist with sugar. It is a fundamental product found in each and every one. But have you, as a coffee connoisseur, considered that sugar, like coffee follows a similar journey and has similar integrity markers that coffee has? Ask yourself the following questions about your sugar choice (just like you would your coffee choice!)

Is this sugar supporting small-scale farmers? Is it sustainably grown and harvested? Does it follow rigorous speciality checks along the production chain to ensure highest quality? Is it good for the people in coffee and their communities? Selati Sugar can proudly say YES!

This Barista Scholarship Programme focuses exactly on this last point.

The Barista Scholarship Programme consists of:

- UNISA: Short Course in Barista Skills (NQF level 4 certificate)
- Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE): Introduction to Coffee Diploma
- SCAE: Barista Skills Level 1 Diploma
- Internship of 3 months at a Partner Café’s in their community.

How Candidates can Apply:
Potential candidates are encouraged to register at one of the 5 Partner café’s listed on this page. Applications open September – November 2017. The successful candidates will be notified and training will begin in January 2018 with the Unisa course, followed by the SCAE courses and the 3-month internship.

The application form and instructions for required documentation can be found here to download. Please drop at one of our partner cafes.

T&C’s Apply.

Partner Cafes:

Kofi Afrika – Soweto, Gauteng
Kaffa Hoist - Langa, Western Cape,
Crema Cafe, Bloem, Free State,
MiCoffee, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape,
Flava Club, KwaMashu, KZN

eDEAF & Ciro – Facilitating 2 Deaf Baristas training via eDEAF.

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