I am Manon Larrieu, an independant coffee consultant and Authorised SCA Trainer at Quality Cup. I am specialised in professional coffee training, with over 7 years' experience in the industry.
After spending a few years working for a number of leading cafés in London, I decided to move to Melbourne to pursue my career. There, I worked in high-volume independent cafés serving up to 600 drinks a day.
Fast forward to 2017, I decided to bring my professional expertise through consulting services, professional training (SCA Courses) as well as public masterclasses for coffee enthusiasts.
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We provide coffee shop consulting services for new or existing business. Using our extensive experience in the coffee industry, we will show you how to avoid the traps and pitfalls and help you to run a successful coffee business in the long term.
LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND COFFEE
Administered by the SCA and taught by Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) around the globe, the Coffee Skills Program (CPS) offers education for every stage of your career." Choose the module you would like to learn : Introduction to coffee, Barista & Brewing.
Manon is the first SCA trainer that I met. She is super cool and very passionate about coffee. I attended her brewing module foundation course in January. The course was separated to two parts, the morning one was theoretical part by presentations and the afternoon one was practical one. For the presentation parts, she used lots of videos showing the coffee processes and brewing techniques. I really like such kind of arrangement. For the practical part, I really learned a lot from it. Manon is quite open-minded, and very different from a typical lecturer. She explained the brewing theory first and let us to experience and try to find out the magic behind. She also liked to exchange opinions with us even though we had almost no ideas in coffee brewing. After the course, we still maintain good contact discussing our following coffee trips and some other updates. I was really lucky to meet her as my first SCA AST, very enthusiastic in building her coffee career and very "contagious" in spreading her love in coffees to the surroundings! - Wan-Ling T., SCA Brewing Foundation
Barista Intermediate Course was my first coffee experience and I’m so happy, I had a chance to work with Manon. This course gave me such a pleasant vibes and knowledge, that it encouraged me to go on and improve my skills, become better and work with coffee with more interest and passion. While going through this course, with the help of Manon, I understood, that in order to make good coffee, first, we have to understand coffee itself, in order to bring out the best of it. - Elene L, Barista & Brewing Intermediate.
Manon is a great guide into the marvellous word of Specialty Coffee; I came to the Intro to Coffee and Brewing sessions with limited expectations as I thought I knew the basics but in a kind and professional way she taught me and showed a lot of things I was not aware of. - Diego F, SCA Introduction to Coffee & Brewing