My first Magazine St Joseph's Home_40th Anniversary magazine.compres - Page 61

The boys or Kopi Boyz as they call themselves have been trained under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework to describe and recommend coffee products, grind and brew coffee using a commercial coffee machine and prepare and serve the above coffee varieties. The training prepares them to be full-fledged baristas upon their release and their weekly visits to St Joseph’s Home lets them hone their skills while doing good. Each session sees the boys taking orders, making and serving up piping hot cups of comfort. Since commencing coffee service at St Joseph’s Home in July 2017, the boys have made • 50 coffee cups on average each week, and • More than 150 cups at major events such as our open house and mid-autumn festival Coffee aside, some of the boys also serve up great hits like The Eagles’ Hotel California acapella style. What do the residents think? Says Veronica Tan “Sometimes i can’t sleep till 2am but i still drink the coffee because it’s really nice!” St Joseph’s Home | | 59 59 St Joseph’s Home