Be open to tastes, and never be afraid to make mistakes.
Lydia is an SCA authorised trainer who enjoys meeting people and creating relationships over a cup of coffee.
When Lydia was just about 8 or 9 years old, her grandmother made her a small cup of local kopi, sweetened with condensed milk - thick and yummy! To this day, she still has vivid memories of her grandmother making kopi with a small sock filter and serving it in the quintessential, old-school kopi cups.
Education has always been Lydia’s calling - she went from lecturing in hospitality to lecturing in coffee!
Favourite drink: Espresso with a dash of cold milk
Fun fact: Lydia doesn’t actually drink local kopi now, unfortunately due to acid reflux :(
SCAE Barista Skills Level 1, Bettr Barista, 2013
SCA Barista Skills Intermediate, Bettr Barista, 2014
SCA Barista Skills Professional, Bettr Barista, 2017
SCA Brewing Foundation, Bettr Barista, 2016
WDA ACTA-Certified Trainer and Assessor (2016)
SCA Brewing Intermediate, Bettr Barista, 2017
SCA Brewing Professional, Bettr Barista, 2018
SCA Sensory Foundation, Bettr Barista, 2018
DACE, Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (2017)
SCA Green Coffee Foundation, Bettr Barista, 2017
SCA Green Coffee Intermediate, Bettr Barista, 2018
SCA Authorised Trainer (2019)