Barista 102- Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy, Inc. (PBCA)

After I finished my Basic Barista course, I decided to enhance my skills about coffee since I don’t have any university to attend to… and I really am thirsty for knowing more about the world of coffee. So here it goes… I was searching for an advanced barista course and Google brought me to PBCA’s website! I love their website! Aside from the web-hosting, HD photos, and the warm colors they used, compliments with their logo as well. It is really useful! I don’t need to e-mail them to ask more questions since they already indicated the prices of the courses they offer and also the classes’ schedule. “I love everything ’bout this!” I say.

✓ Accessible. The school is not that far from where I live. Just an MRT away!
✓ Good-looking Instructors! Hahahaha yes, I am not kidding! The list of instructors were posted in their site too. But they’re waaay more gorgeous in person!

During the 4 days of Training, I must say I finally saw the “Artist” side of being a Barista.

Rosetta Latte Art

(via instagram) One of the best Rosetta I made so far

You need to focus, relax and feel the art. Practice. I don’t see someone who did a perfect latte art in an overnight. Even my instructors spent half a year… or even the best latte artists! We can do it.

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Barista 101 – Magsaysay Center for Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts (MIHCA)

Although I’m on a college already, I feel lost more than ever. I don’t know what I really want (to be) in life!

Until I decided to take a long break… I got bored, I missed school and also my friends! But unfortunately, I don’t want to go back in my university where  I used to study anymore. Some personal matters I think… So after a few months, I enrolled in one of the institute leading in Culinary Arts. But not in Culinary field. Hehe.  One of the short course they offer, Barista 101. They also have a Flairtending 101 and Bartending course.

I left my heart in the hotel-vibe of this school! From the beautiful ambiance of our training ground (the bar), from the front desk, actual cruise cabins, down to our rooms… all of these things, made me want to stay a little longer!

Not to mention that almost all of the people there were so nice! Very kind and hospitable. From the senior faculties who always greets and entertains you nicely down to our friendly guards. They’re always smiling! It’s like when you entered the institute already, all of your stress and problems was left outside!

Okay so here’s the real thing.
MIHCA is where I met Mr. Ernie Mesina. A role model of inspiration. He doesn’t failed to introduce the world of coffee to us… passionately and inspiring! We don’t just study, study and practice. We also had some great times with each other… we even share foods with some of the senior faculties! It feels like we’re really a big big Family.

After the training and days we shared together, I would love to say that I finally found my happiness! I already found what I really want! He never knew how much he turned me into an goal-oriented brat. I owe him big time. Sir, I am not going to waste all of the knowledge and skills you shared to me. I promise, I am going to be one of the greatest Barista someday… I’ll make you proud.

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Price: ☆☆☆☆
Training shirt, materials and the ingredients you’ll use for the 90 hrs of training were already included for your tuition fee

Instructor/s: ☆☆☆☆☆

Over-all Experience: ☆☆☆☆☆