so330 - Inclusive Coffee Academy

Mindbrew cafe Barista Skills Training Course so330, a social enterprise restaurant operated by New Life, is a combination of healthy cafe, space for body (3), mind (3) and spirit (0) well-being, and the inclusive coffee academy. Apart from providing comfort food and a space for relaxation, so330 also offered coffee workshop and tailor-made barista training to disabilities in the last year as well as employing the disable staff to join the team.

Supported by Mindset, so330 jointly organized the barista skills training course for people in recovery of mental illness (PIR) with Mindbrew cafe operated by Mindset in May 2022. Upon the completion of the 12-hours barista skills training, the participants might have opportunity to be employed under the project operated by Mindset.

A total of 8 PIR graduated from the training course. Both barista skills and operation skills of the coffee shop were enhanced. The next barista skills training course will be conducted in June 2022. so330 will continue to organize different inclusive coffee training to the people in need.