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Local Starbucks to Offer Coffee Class

Education to be focus of the morning

Walking into your local and looking at the menu can be an intimidating experience for the coffee novice. 

On Tuesday morning Pei Carbone, the store's manager and Tim Ibrahim a shift supervisor will teach a class looking to make choices a little easier to understand. "We're trying to teach customers about coffee knowledge," Carbone said. "We're trying to make it more fun."

The class, which starts at 9:30 tomorrow morning will talk about not only the items on the menu, but also where some of them come from. "Maybe we can talk about the coffee regions so customers will get a little bit of an idea of not just coffee from Columbia or in the supermarket," she said. "We want them to have a little more understanding as far as the coffee."

Participation in the class is free and there will be samples given to allow participants to learn about the coffee and other beverages through taste. Carbone said the class is part of Starbucks' Coffee Master program so it will be beneficial to the teachers as well. "This is our starting point and after that it's about not only educating the customers but educating ourselves as well."

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