Basic Barista and Coffee Appreciation Workshop

Are you a coffee lover? Or do you simply enjoy the art of coffee making? Just what goes into brewing that great cup of coffee?

From techniques like milk frothing to expresso extraction, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of coffee making. Be on your way to making that perfect cuppa as you discover different types of coffee beans and understand the components of an espresso machine.

Get acquainted with your cup of joe today through this informative and hands-on appreciation workshop at Republic Polytechnic’s very own Barista Lab, and impress your friends the next time you visit your favourite coffee joint. 

Who knows, you might just be inspired to open your very own café!

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • identify different types of coffee beans and coffee

  • define coffee characteristics and key tasting terms

  • identify different parts of the espresso machine and grinder

  • demonstrate the ability to extract an espresso shot

  • prepare different types of espresso-based drinks

  • explain factors affecting milk texture and how milk affects the taste of coffee

  • demonstrate milk frothing techniques

  • demonstrate basic free-pour latte art techniques

  • clean, maintain and reinstate an espresso machine

Who should attend?

Food & Beverage (F&B) managers and operators, aspiring café entrepreneurs, entry-level baristas, and individuals without prior experience seeking employment with a café or coffee joint.

Coffee lovers who are interested to know more about coffee and its preparation techniques.

Entry Requirement

This appreciation workshop is suitable for participants who are ages 15 and above and have little or no experience and knowledge in coffee-making.

Participants are expected to follow the trainer’s instructions, and exercise caution when handling the equipment, heated surfaces, and hot beverages.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance issued by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of the attendance.


Coffee novices like me, who simply want to make a delicious cup of coffee, should attend this hands-on Basic Barista and Coffee Appreciation Workshop that teaches basic barista skills and latte art. Delight your friends with your insight on coffee brewing and milk frothing, as well as show off (your skills in) latte art..
William Fong
Certified Management Consultant

I want to thank Michael (workshop trainer) for the enjoyable training sessions, not to mention plenty of opportunities to sample good espresso and hands-on latte art.
Jackie Leung
Purchasing Executive

Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Singapore Citizens aged 50 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens Singapore Citizens aged below 50 OR Singapore PR
Not Applicable
Not Applicable

*Skillsfuture Credit approved

Course Dates

8 December, 2018 (Registration Closed)

Course Duration

6 hours, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic, Barista Laboratory at RP Hospitality Centre (RPHC)

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Last updated on 06 Dec 2018