The Barista Guild of America posted this announcement to their blog and we are excited to share the news.
By Colin Whitcomb, BGA Executive Council Member
Taking place on October 12-14 the MANE (Mid-Atlantic/ Northeast) Coffee Conference is one of our favorite coffee events of the year. In addition to the dynamic speakers that have already been announced, we can confirm that CP 190 will be part of the program!
Passing the Level One exam + participation of our Customer Service class (offered several times a year as a webinar) = earning a BGA Level One Certificate!
Earning your Level One certificate is a proof that you have the basic skills and knowledge to be an effective barista and is quickly becoming a global benchmark. Speaking as someone whose worked training baristas for the last four years, I can say that a barista with this certificate is a worthwhile addition to a team. Furthermore, I appreciate that the standards have now been published in our handbook — I can’t think of any other training program that is this transparent. In addition, we have heard from many business owners that baristas with this certificate have been valuable in increasing quality and training others.
If you need another reason, the option to test-out of level one by passing the Level One Practical (CP190) and attending our Customer Service class or webinar (CP103) is soon disappearing, — this will likely be one of the last opportunities to achieve Level One without completing our entire curriculum.
So if you want to join the ranks of these baristas and see your name alongside, take the chance to test.