Ground UP Academy & Cafés

LtE is excited to introduce the Ground Up Academy…a Barista centre where unemployed people will be

Operating as usual

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 08/06/2021

Exciting news – the Ground UP Claremont course waiting list has reopened.

This is for the remaining courses of 2021.

The list is open for 16 names to be added. Once we have the 16 names, the list will be closed again.
The list can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/LtEcourseinterest

Course info:
5 weeks long (full time)
Times: 8h30-16h00 (Monday-Friday)
Cost: R200 (course registration fee) + R250 (course fee) = R450
Entry Requirement: Grade 10, desire to work in hospitality industry.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic we have reduced campus admissions to staff and current students, to assist with managing people wanting to do a LtE course we have started an online waiting list process.

10/05/2021

LtE MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporters – it’s time to swipe and win!!

Simply swipe your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet or linked Woolies card at any partner store and stand a chance to win your share of R200 000* cash for you and your cause. Every swipe is an entry! Competition closes 24 June. *TC’s apply.

Register /Enter here: https://www.myschool.co.za/heres-to-the-people-swipe-to-win/

Swipe to WIN-WIN!

@MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet

LtE MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporters – it’s time to swipe and win!!

Simply swipe your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet or linked Woolies card at any partner store and stand a chance to win your share of R200 000* cash for you and your cause. Every swipe is an entry! Competition closes 24 June. *TC’s apply.

Register /Enter here: https://www.myschool.co.za/heres-to-the-people-swipe-to-win/

Swipe to WIN-WIN!

@MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 15/04/2021

Our second Ground UP Barista Academy course at LtE Hermanus has started with seven eager students. The students, all in their early 20’s, are excited for the opportunity of learning a new set of skills.

The 1st week saw the class investigating the Hospitality Industry, including having an understanding and definition of the word Barista. They learnt to name the characteristics of a good barista as well as the various role players in the Hospitality Industry.

This week they are discovering THE COFFEE BEAN. Including learning the differences between Arabica and Robusta coffee, explaining the three processes when processing green coffee beans and learning how to store coffee correctly.

The past two weeks have been interesting for the students as they learnt about the coffee industry – now they are looking forward to learning how to make a good cup of coffee!

You can apply for the Barista course at LtE Hermanus via the on-line form: https://tinyurl.com/LtEcourseinterest

Course Fee: R250 & R200 non-refundable course registion fee
Times: 08h30 - 16h00 Mon - Thurs & 08h30 - 15h30 Fri
Duration: 8 Weeks
Entry requirements: Grade 10, entry assessment and a desire to work in hospitality industry

07/04/2021

We’ve been anticipating the launch of the Barista Wage Calculator since its inception 2 years ago!

We want to congratulate The Coffee Magazine, The Speciality Coffee Association of South Africa, Black Box, Open Cities Lab and all the others who have made this possible.

We hope this is a big step towards economic empowerment of all hospitality workers – it is definitely a hand up for baristas to navigate job finding and (the always difficult) salary discussions. This tool, together with the Living Wage calculator, is a big eye opener even for us who work in this industry.

https://www.coffeemagazine.co.za/blog/16/6121/barista-wage-calculator-is-live
https://baristawage.co.za/#/calculator

@blackbox.io
@opencitieslab
@thecoffeemag

We’ve been anticipating the launch of the Barista Wage Calculator since its inception 2 years ago!

We want to congratulate The Coffee Magazine, The Speciality Coffee Association of South Africa, Black Box, Open Cities Lab and all the others who have made this possible.

We hope this is a big step towards economic empowerment of all hospitality workers – it is definitely a hand up for baristas to navigate job finding and (the always difficult) salary discussions. This tool, together with the Living Wage calculator, is a big eye opener even for us who work in this industry.

https://www.coffeemagazine.co.za/blog/16/6121/barista-wage-calculator-is-live
https://baristawage.co.za/#/calculator

@blackbox.io
@opencitieslab
@thecoffeemag

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 06/04/2021

Congratulations to Luyanda, Cole, Zandile and Noluntu on completing the Ground UP Barista Academy course.

During the past five weeks you have mastered the art of pulling a shot of expresso, texturizing milk, making a range of drinks and learnt how to work as a team. There was also learning about the history of coffee, and how the coffee bean is processed. You have also completed the LtE Life Skills ands Job Readiness programme.

Well done - we are proud of you!

05/04/2021

It's always good to see our Ground UP Barista graduates achieving awards.

Today it is the turn of Boutros, one of our 2019 graduates who is the store champion at Starbucks Stellenbosch!

Congratulations Boutros!

#Baristaskills #GroundUPSA #lifechange #povertisover @starbucks_sa @allangrayorbis

It's always good to see our Ground UP Barista graduates achieving awards.

Today it is the turn of Boutros, one of our 2019 graduates who is the store champion at Starbucks Stellenbosch!

Congratulations Boutros!

#Baristaskills #GroundUPSA #lifechange #povertisover @starbucks_sa @allangrayorbis

04/04/2021

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
John 3: 16 & 17

#eastersunday #HeIsRisen

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
John 3: 16 & 17

#eastersunday #HeIsRisen

02/04/2021

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 01/04/2021

From sugar tubes, coffee beans and litres of milk, to belts, shoes and clothing items, to banner bags, meters of fabric & masks, to toilet rolls, pens and reams of paper – everything had a chance to be counted yesterday as we closed out our financial year.
Part of running a successful NPO, and business, are the systems that have been put in place to ensure that what has been bought or donated is used for its intended purpose. The financial system is one of these systems and it plays a vital behind the scenes role in the checks & balances.
Yesterday was one of those major checks & balances days, as we did our year end audit and asset register check. Well done to the Finance Team, Division Managers and staff members who were part of a long, tiring, grubby but successful day!
#counting #yearend #socialentrepreneurship #finance
#learntoearnSA #financeteam

25/03/2021

Thank you to Bean There for these two bags of coffee treasure!

The Ground UP Team are looking forward to tasting them!

Olga’s Reserve VIII originates from a small village in Guji, Ethiopia and is named after by Olga “Polly” Robinson, who introduced her grandchildren, Jonathan and Sarah, to the wonderful world of coffee at an early age. In recognition of her unforgettable example, Olga’s Reserve is a carefully selected, rare, micro-lot coffee.

Produced by the Sukee Xoree Farmers’ Association in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

A portion of the proceeds from this exclusive coffee goes directly toward the Odoo Shakisoo community.

For more info or to order visit the Bean There website.

https://beanthere.co.za/shop/coffee/olgas-reserve-viii/

Bean There Coffee Company #beantherecoffee #olgasreserve #capetowncoffee

Thank you to Bean There for these two bags of coffee treasure!

The Ground UP Team are looking forward to tasting them!

Olga’s Reserve VIII originates from a small village in Guji, Ethiopia and is named after by Olga “Polly” Robinson, who introduced her grandchildren, Jonathan and Sarah, to the wonderful world of coffee at an early age. In recognition of her unforgettable example, Olga’s Reserve is a carefully selected, rare, micro-lot coffee.

Produced by the Sukee Xoree Farmers’ Association in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

A portion of the proceeds from this exclusive coffee goes directly toward the Odoo Shakisoo community.

For more info or to order visit the Bean There website.

https://beanthere.co.za/shop/coffee/olgas-reserve-viii/

Bean There Coffee Company #beantherecoffee #olgasreserve #capetowncoffee

25/03/2021

As an organisation, The Learn to Earn Group, including Learn to Earn Training, Fashion for Change, Zakhele Manufacturing & Design and the Ground UP Barista Academy & Ground UP Business division support the principles of the Defend our Democracy campaign that was recently launched to defend South Africa’s Constitution and judiciary.

For more information on the campaign please visit:
https://www.politicsweb.co.za/documents/our-democracy-is-under-threat--defend-our-democrac
or
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-03-18-national-campaign-set-up-to-stop-zuma-from-assailing-the-constitution-and-to-fight-unrestrained-large-scale-looting/

Support the campaign by wearing orange t-shirts, masks or flying orange flags on a Friday.

If you are looking for an orange mask (SP R30), we have available at our office in Claremont. The masks are made by ZMD – a LtE Social Enterprise, with all profits going towards training unemployed people in various entry level skills.

As an organisation, The Learn to Earn Group, including Learn to Earn Training, Fashion for Change, Zakhele Manufacturing & Design and the Ground UP Barista Academy & Ground UP Business division support the principles of the Defend our Democracy campaign that was recently launched to defend South Africa’s Constitution and judiciary.

For more information on the campaign please visit:
https://www.politicsweb.co.za/documents/our-democracy-is-under-threat--defend-our-democrac
or
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-03-18-national-campaign-set-up-to-stop-zuma-from-assailing-the-constitution-and-to-fight-unrestrained-large-scale-looting/

Support the campaign by wearing orange t-shirts, masks or flying orange flags on a Friday.

If you are looking for an orange mask (SP R30), we have available at our office in Claremont. The masks are made by ZMD – a LtE Social Enterprise, with all profits going towards training unemployed people in various entry level skills.

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 24/03/2021

Our first Ground UP Academy Hermanus Barista graduation took place on Friday! Well done to all who graduated.

If you live in the Overstrand area and are interested in becoming a Barista, this is the course for you! The next course is starting soon, and we have a few places left.

The course is 8 weeks long and covers both practical skills – pulling espresso shots and texturizing milk, looking after your equipment – and theory sessions. In the theory lessons we cover the story of coffee, including where it is grown & how it is processed, as well as a basic introduction to the hospitality industry, including customer service.

A barista is a person who has the skills of making coffee using an espresso machine and they work in the Hospitality industry, which could mean early hours, long hours and shift work. Areas of employment could include: coffee shops, restaurants and functions venues, corporate offices and mobile coffee vans.

The Barista Course at LtE Hermanus:
Cost: R200 (non-refundable course registration fee) and R250 course fee ie total of R450
Duration: 8 weeks
Entry requirements: Grade 10 and a desire to work in the hospitality industry.

To add your details to the course interest list via the on-line form: https://tinyurl.com/LTEcourseform

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 18/03/2021

It is the last week of the 1st Ground UP Academy course at LtE Hermanus!

Earlier this week it was time for the practical assessment to take place. During the assessment the student is assessed by the trainer on an espresso, and then making a Flat White, which includes assessing the milk foam (technical and visual evaluation), and service evaluation when serving the drink to a customer.

There was a lot of excitement when they were evaluated, and they were also happy with the outcome. As it is their last week with us, they should be able to organise their coffee work station safely and hygienically, complete mise en place, store coffee appropriately, prepare the coffee quality, offer excellent customer service and prepare beverages of quality as ordered and within the required timeframe.

If you live in the Overstrand area and are keen to become a Barista here are the details:

The Barista Course at LtE Hermanus:
Cost: R200 (non-refundable course registration fee) and R250 course fee ie total of R450
Duration: 8 weeks
Entry requirements: Grade 10 and a desire to work in the hospitality industry.

To add your details to the course interest list via the on-line form: https://tinyurl.com/LTEcourseform

A barista is a person who has the skills of making coffee using an espresso machine and they work in the Hospitality industry, which could mean early hours, long hours and shift work. Areas of employment could include: coffee shops, restaurants and functions venues, corporate offices and mobile coffee vans.

12/03/2021

Zandile brining hope in a cup on a Friday!

Zandile brining hope in a cup on a Friday!

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 09/03/2021

Congratulations to Juliet, Tinevimbo, Radha-Priya and Marveil on graduating from the 1st Ground UP Barista Academy course of 2021 at our Claremont campus! We look forward to hearing about your journeys into the world of coffee and employment.

The Ground UP Barista Academy offers training at LtE Hermanus and in Claremont at our Head Office.

Claremont: we have a long list of name on our waiting list for 2021, and so have closed this list for the time being.

The next course at LtE Hermanus starts on the 29th of March, and we have space!
Cost: R200 (non-refundable course registration fee) and R250 course fee ie total of R450
Duration: 8 weeks
Entry requirements: Grade 10 and a desire to work in the hospitality industry.

To add your details to the course interest list via the on-line form: https://tinyurl.com/LTEcourseform

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 08/03/2021

Last week the Hermanus Ground UP Barista Academy students learnt about the coffee menu. During the week they learnt how to describe and explain the various recipes and drinks on a coffee menu that use an espresso as the base. Once they had learnt the theory it was on to making and serving espresso-based drinks according to the requirements of the ‘shop’ that they work in – in this case the shop cliental being the staff of LtE Hermanus. And, don’t worry we did not leave out the tea lovers! The students also learnt how to make the perfect cup of tea.

The Barista Course at LtE Hermanus:
Cost: R200 (non-refundable course registration fee) and R250 course fee ie total of R450
Duration: 8 weeks
Entry requirements: Grade 10 and a desire to work in the hospitality industry.

To add your details to the course interest list via the on-line form: https://tinyurl.com/LTEcourseform

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 04/03/2021

Learning new skills and teaching new skills! Here Tinevimbo is showing the rest of her class how to make chocolate muffins.

One of the principles we teach during the barista course is that we should always find new skills to learn that can complement our barista skills. Baking seems like an obvious one, right? But there are many other skills that baristas can successfully use to further their careers, like: leadership, management, marketing or sales, or even design and photography!

What skills do you already have that you can incorporate into your coffee career?

Photos from Ground UP Academy &  Cafés's post 02/03/2021

It’s not everyday we get to meet one of the best roasters in the country, watch him roast coffee, and then walk across the room and have coffee made by one of the best baristas in the country!

Sino from Quaffee at Vineyard Hotel (who came 2nd in the Shot in the Dark competition) shared his knowledge with us and explained the basics of roasting. Then we had a coffee made by Ndumiso (Top 6 Western Cape Barista Championships & competed at nationals!) – it is always inspiring to be served by a barista so knowledgeable about his coffee… and all of this in the beautiful Vineyard Hotel.

Videos (show all)

Making coffee part two
A quick review of Ground UP training 2018!
LtE Hermanus singing & celebrations December 2018 video 1
LtE Hermanus singing & celebrations December 2018 video 2
Learn to Earn December 2018 Graduation
SA Barista Competition 2017
Ground UP at the 2017 Justice Conference
Ground UP Barista Academy Week 1.3 2/02
Ground UP Barista Academy Week 1.2  2/02
Ground UP Barista Academy - Week 2 2/02

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