27 Jun '18, 3pm

The Reason Inclusive Barista Is Changing the Coffee Scene in Belarus

The Reason Inclusive Barista Is Changing the Coffee Scene in Belarus

The first round of trainees got to show off their skills at CoffeeFest 2018 in Minsk, which was held in late March. Baristas served attendees of the event all day, and now are looking for permanent spots in cafés across the country. “We don’t want only to teach people with disabilities baristas skills,” Yuliya notes, “but we also want to promote the profession of the inclusive barista in Belarus.” Teaching baristas coffee skills is only half the battle, and Inclusive Barista also hopes to promote a more welcoming environment for folks with disabilities, from creating space for people in wheelchairs to modifying tools around the café. “Based on the experience we have gained so far, we can say that it’s actually not that complicated to make one’s café barrier-free and friendly for people with disabilities,” says Yuliya.

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/inclusive-barista/

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