Friday 17 July 2015

Commerce Coffee Course

The Year 10 Commerce course includes a hands-on enterprise unit, which provides the opportunity for students to make and sell coffee to the Ivanhoe Grammar School community from a coffee cart using industry espresso machines. The School coffee cart was kindly donated by the Ladies’ Association.

The students received professional training and accreditation from Bean Alliance, a major coffee roasting and distribution facility. At the purpose-built training facility students learned about the operations and how the beans are produced, received a tour of the plant as well as learned the art of coffee making.

This exciting initiative provides students with practical experience in an entrepreneurial venture; they will learn the concepts of running a small business and gain real skills to assist in employment opportunities and experience in customer service. This includes accounting, profit and loss, cash recording, business management, customer service, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply and demand, market trends, legal studies, workplace hygiene and occupational health and safety.

The newly accredited baristas have put their skills to use at various events throughout the year, including high tea, lunchtime events and the School’s various Centenary celebrations.

The proceeds raised from selling coffee during events at the School have been donated to the Round Square charities supported by the School.