xi's moments
Home | Society

Unified standards for baristas could be implemented this year

By He Qi in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-04-27 12:55

A barista prepares coffee at a barista contest on March 29 during the Shanghai Coffee Culture Week in Shanghai. [Photo by Xing Yi / chinadaily.com.cn]

Professional training, employment, and career promotion of domestic baristas according to unified national standards might be carried out this year, said Zhou Fang, Secretary-General of coffee professional committee in Shanghai Technician Association, on Monday.

Zhou made the comments during a warm-up event for the opening of the Hongqiao International Coffee Port in the Hongqiao Import Commodity Exhibition and Trading Center.

According to Zhou, the draft of the National Standard for Baristas has been submitted to the country's human resources and social security ministry, and might be implemented this year.

The national standard, which sets the criteria for professional skills, store services, and sanitation management, has divided baristas into five levels with Level 1 as the highest, she said.

Zhou explained that the basic level requires baristas to make different types of coffee independently as well as master the sanitation and service standard in coffee shops.

Besides mastering coffee roasting and product innovation skills, highest-level talents should also acquire the ability to select shop locations and have experience in making a profit.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349