MILAN, Italy – Dalla Corte espresso is an international brand that by now is well-known for the incredible technologies of their professional espresso machines, yet they are also notorious for the great importance they’ve always given to coffee education. Hence the NextGen Barista project kick-off, a program for students to introduce the world of coffee to the professionals of tomorrow.
The collaboration with the Carlo Porta Institute – hospitality training school in Milan, Italy – was launched thanks to the collaboration of teachers who have already offered students’ SCA courses and competitions in the past.
The NextGen project involves Dalla Corte trainers within the school’s coffee education program with the introduction to SCA courses, integrating the Dalla Corte know-how and collaborating with professionals for workshops.
A partnership that will allow students to deal with a professional reality, attend fairs and events and learn more about the coffee supply chain at 360 degrees.
At the end of the year, the program will wrap up with a competition based on customer interaction, workflow, quality, and cleaning, all to determine the best NextGen baristas. And obviously there will be rewards that will contribute to the students’ growth in the coffee sector.
NextGen Barista is particularly important to DC who – by their own corporate mission – have always believed in spreading coffee awareness and education, this time starting from the younger generations, focusing on local students.
The project is dedicated to the memory of Raffaello Calabrese, DC Italy sales manager, who passed away last year and who was one of the main promoters of coffee education in schools.