A New Year, A New Season: A New Beginning with Katalyst Coffee Academy
The Chinese New Year symbolises the beginning of Spring, the start of a new season, and new life. As the saying goes, “Spring has Sprung”, we are also looking to be a part of the festivities. For two weeks, from 8 February to 22 February, we are giving out a 14%+14% discount on three of our big boy workshops: Fundamentals of a Barista, Pour Your Hearts Out & Deja Brew Techniques.
Katalyst Coffee Academy (KCA), the educational platform of Dutch Colony Coffee Co., serves as a platform to educate and serve all level of Barista, be it entry, mid-level and even professional as well as coffee enthusiast and aspiring cafe owners.
Having been operating and running coffee workshops since the existence of the company in 2013, KCA was formed in 2017 to bring focus in its mission. Over the years it has evolved with more workstations to accommodate bigger groups, as well as projects with schools to provide students with opportunities to pick up new skills.
However, In 2020, the onset of Circuit Breaker sees all activities in the academy suspended to adhere to safety protocols that were enforced to curb the spread of Covid-19. We had to scramble, adapt, and think of ways to spread our love and knowledge of coffee to everyone. Zoom, online workshops and coffee tutorial became a thing and by the end of what was a hard year for us, we managed to spread our passion and love for everything coffee to 387 students and participants! What a feat.
As we step into 2021, the new year brings back new hope, a New Beginning. Having celebrated the New Year a few weeks back, we now quickly prepare ourselves for the Chinese New Year. Known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year symbolises the beginning of Spring, the start of a new season, and new life. As the saying goes, “Spring has Sprung”, we are also looking to be a part of the festivities.
This season shows how important it is to build and maintain relationships with one another more than ever. Chinese New Year, like any other festival, sees the gathering of families and friends over reunion dinners, drinks, fun and laughter to bring together, to honour and commemorate the relationships and bonds forged among one another. With that being said, we wish to build more relations with all, through our love of coffee.
If you are an aspiring home barista with an espresso machine, the Fundamentals of a Barista would be the perfect one for you. It covers everything you need to know about using coffee grinders, espresso machine, basic understanding, different café menu espresso beverages, and of course, pulling espresso shots and frothing of milk.
For latte art enthusiasts, come join us for a two-hour session of our Pour Your Hearts Out workshop. In these two hours, we will go through the theory and technique of free pouring and perfecting the art of Hearts.
And lastly, our Deja Brew Techniques workshop, caters for those home brewers who seek out to perfect their coffee brewing techniques, and bring out the best flavours from your coffee. In here, we will discuss about the basic parameters, as well as other factors that can influence, and affect your cup of brewed coffee, be it V60s, French Press, Aeropress, Kalita, and possibly the Syphon even!
In view of festivities and celebration, we would love to open our doors and invite you into our academy, to learn, to appreciate and to understand all things specialty coffee. Simply apply discount code “KCACNY” to enjoy 14+14 (28%) discount when carting out your purchase!
As we put hands together and interlaced our fingers, we would like to wish you “Gong Xi Fa Cai”, not only in good wealth, but also in good knowledge of coffee.