With the rapid growth and development of the technology, human civilization is indeed of innovation and invention. Thus, the concept of entrepreneurship was born with the revolution of the industry. Entrepreneurs design launch and run a new business, often initiated as a start-up. They create something new, something different which outstands the other products in the market.
Today I will write about my experience at the QUTIC mentor training.
QUTIC Mentors are a group of students in their second semester of their diploma programme that want to help new students to settle into Brisbane. Watching and knowing some mentors on the orientation day really helped me adapt more quickly to the environment and culture of Australia. The mentors were very friendly to us new students, and they answered any questions we might have. Because of my experience with the mentors, in the second semester of my diploma programme I decided to become a mentor myself.
I have become a coffee-lover during my stay in Australia. In this winter holiday, I decided to become a more ” professional” coffee fan so I signed up for a barista training course.
If you would like to ask me, what is my experience of learning about coffee in Australia? Well, I will not talk about how awesome is the Lattee art I have learned, instead of that, I
will definitely say I have experienced all the steps for making a cup of coffee and I feel that I have experienced the culture of coffee from a fresh new perspective.
It is common for us to see the barista making coffee for us every day. I also believe that we all have a certain coffee shop that we go for a coffee frequently and the staff there can remember our preferences for our coffee, for example, skim milk instead of full-cream milk, extra-shot or decaf. In my opinion, every cup of coffee they make is different.
This coffee includes Espresso, Long Black, Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Flat White, Mocca and hot chocolate
I then got familiar with them by making eight of them in one round and practiced making them in a different order for a few more times.
The next step I learned was to make frothy milk. Thickness is the most important thing when it comes to the quality of the frothy milk. I will tell you a little bit about this and you can learn the rest during your own training.
The typical frothy milk is 1cm thick and is used for making Latte. The one for Cappuccino is a bit thicker and it is 1.5 cm and for Flag White has the least amount of frothy milk of 0.5cm in thickness.I could not even remember how much milk I have used and how many cups I had washed before I could make a beautiful frothy milk in different thickness successfully.
My second day was all about Latte art and it is also the most challenging part of this course. I have learned three different shapes to put on top of a cup of coffee, namely, heart, Rosita, and swan. They are the basics of Latte art and you can learn how to do more complicated shapes afterward. As a beginner, I am pretty happy for myself to master these three at this stage.
I enjoyed my days of learning to make coffee because I do believe that coffee is just like a lifestyle here in Australia, isn’t it? Imagine the picture of yourself making a cup of warm and tasty coffee in winter. Can you still resist your passion for becoming a barista yourself this winter holiday?
How time flies! Do you know that your winter holiday is almost over? Do you know that Orientation Week (O-Week) is starting today? I believe that O-Week is always helpful and enjoyable for all QUT students, so let us explore some tips to make sure you can get the most out of Orientation Week. Read more
Hi there! Vincent here, I am from Indonesia and I’m currently studying Diploma of Engineering in QUTIC (QUT International College). Today I am going to talk about what I’ve experienced at QUTIC for the last 8 months.
Hi everyone, I’m Ha and this is my first blog post. Thanks for joining me!
The very last week of all these final exams and assignments has past and now it’s time for a break, a refreshment and a run-away plan to a beautiful place where we can enjoy ourselves, see spectacular scenery and finally find our inner peace.
I am Kasun Kalhara, studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. Since high school, I was interested in advocating peer students and support them.