8 Coffee-Making Workshops In Singapore To Get Your Barista Basics

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Attractive as a bartender’s flair may be behind the bar as he or she vigorously shakes drinks and crafts magnificent looking cocktails, a barista’s craft is just as impressive. The ability to craft intricate and gorgeous patterns in a cup is a skill not many possess but it is one that impresses nonetheless.

Fancy being able to perform incredible feats with a pitcher of milk as your paint and a cup of coffee as your canvas? Well, now you can. Here are 8 Coffee-Making Workshops In Singapore where you can get your barista basics and learn a thing or two about coffee that you probably never knew before.

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BETTR BARISTA COFFEE ACADEMY


Bettr Barista Coffee Academy is an educational social enterprise that offers world-class, internally-certified barista training classes for the public, the industry and disadvantaged individuals as well. A coffee roaster, a training academy as well as a place where anyone and everyone can go to enjoy a speciality cuppa, this humble establishment goes above and beyond to provide for the community more than just their daily caffeine intake.

Course: SCA Barista Skills – Foundation

Price: S$480 per pax

What To Expect: For aspiring baristas looking to understand the basics of speciality coffee, the course will cover all the practical skills that you will need behind the espresso bar from learning how to set your grinder, various milk techniques and latte art, health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices.

9 Harrison Road, #04-01,
Harrison Industrial Building,
Singapore 369651
Tel: +65 6383 5030
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10.30am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng

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PAPA PALHETA


Papa Palheta is an independent coffee boutique, specialising in roasting and purveying speciality coffee in Singapore and Malaysia. They are meticulous and strict in the way that they prepare their coffee to ensure that every single brew does justice to the beans. They also drive C-Platform, an avenue where coffee enthusiasts can hone their coffee making skills.

Course: Latte Art

Price: S$210 per pax

What To Expect: For coffee aficionados with a solid foundation in proper espresso extraction and milk texturing who wish to work on their latte art skills, this course will arm you with all the skills you will need to craft spectacular latte art. You will learn the fundamentals of free pour latte art, namely the heart, tulip and rosetta. Each class is limited to 9 students.

150 Tyrwhitt Road,
Singapore 207563
Tel: +65 6299 4321
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

Common Man Coffee


COMMON MAN COFFEE ROASTERS


Situated at 22 Martin Road, operating seven days a week and serving an all-day brunch menu, Common Man Coffee Roasters has become a perennial favourite for locals and travellers in need of solid brew and brunch-style grub. For aspiring baristas, they have a variety of courses from rookie to professional levels available, allowing you to gain not only knowledge but hands-on experience as well.

Course: Fundamental Barista Skills

Price: S$190 per pax

What To Expect: Espresso preparation techniques, quality evaluation, espresso recipes, milk steaming and pouring, and more.

22 Martin Road 01-00,
Singapore 239058
Tel: +65 6836 4695
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 7.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Tiong-Hoe


TIONG HOE SPECIALITY COFFEE


Tiong Hoe Gim Kee Trading Co was founded out of genuine love and passion for coffee by Mr Tan Tiong Hoe in the 1960s. Fast forward to present day, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee now stands as an icon in the coffee scene in Singapore. Aside from serving up their own speciality coffee, they also offer a variety of courses from coffee appreciation sessions to hands-on barista training workshops.

Course: Elementary Knowledge Of Coffee

Price: S$180 per pax (for 2 modules)

What To Expect: Comprising of 2 separate modules (Coffee Basics & Milk Texturing And Drinks Preparation) this course covers all the basics of coffee making from theory to basic brewing skills. Students will learn basic skills such as ground distribution and tamping as well as learning to achieve the perfect texture of milk—of which latte art is crafted from.

170 Stirling Road,
Singapore 140170
Tel: +65 6473 1133
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown

ARC Coffee


A.R.C COFFEE


A.R.C is a concept that has taken Singapore coffee aficionados by storm. Functioning as an academy, roastery and café, A.R.C combines the elements of coffee making, roasting and learning in a single space—and has earned itself a stellar reputation in the coffee scene here in Singapore.

Course: Basic Latte Art Training

Price: S$200 per pax

What To Expect: Learners will be given an introduction to latte art as well as many hands-on activities from proper milk texturing techniques, free-pour mechanics and of course, trying out the various latte art patterns.

29 Sultan Gate,
Singapore 198477
Tel: +65 6291 6863
(Closed on Mondays)
Sun to Thu: 10.30am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 10.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

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HIGHLANDER COFFEE


More than just issuing you with a certificate of achievement, Highlander Coffee’s quality hands-on coffee training programme is designed to teach you just how to make a solid cuppa as well as how to properly appreciate coffee at its essence—with some fancy tricks thrown into the mix as well.

Course: Professional Intensive Hands-On Barista Workshop

Price: S$211.86 per pax

What To Expect: Whether you are planning on opening a cafe, working as a barista or simply just want to be able to make a delicious cup of coffee at home, this workshop will teach you the proper skills you need from texturing and stretching milk, preparing your coffee workstation and proper espresso extraction.

49 Kampong Bahru Road,
Singapore 169362
Tel: +65 6226 1686
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park


ABBIE’S COFFEEHOUSE


Abbie’s Coffeehouse is an artisan drink company that specialises in providing speciality mobile coffee catering services in Singapore. Apart from providing coffee catering services to events such as weddings, product launches and meetings, they also conduct barista courses and coffee appreciation workshops for budding baristas and coffee enthusiasts.

Course: Basic Barista Course

Price: S$200 per pax

What To Expect: Participants will be given a thorough introduction to speciality coffee as well as be exposed to various coffee brewing methods, milk frothing techniques and latte art. There will also be lessons on how to properly calibrate your machine to get the most out of your bean. Hands-on training is something heavily emphasised here so participants can expect to get the feel of being a working barista on the job.

2 Havelock Road #02-14,
Singapore 059763
Tel: +65 8688 4256
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 11am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

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SANTINO COFFEE SPECIALISTS PTE LTD


Santino is one of the largest and leading suppliers of gourmet coffee and professional coffee machinery to businesses in Singapore. Founded in 1978 by brothers Ricky and Ronnie Kang, the company has since progressed from being a cottage coffee roaster to one of today’s leading providers of quality coffee products.

Course: Latte Art Course

Price: S$220 per pax (before GST)

What To Expect: Designed specifically for practising baristas, the course skips the basics of coffee making and knowledge and instead dives right into the theory and practical aspects of free-pour latte art. Understanding that different individuals progress at different paces, attention will be directed towards each individual, allowing for a more personal and enriching experience.

Blk 3017 Bedok North Street 5, #03-24,
Singapore 486121
Tel: +65 6448 5030
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm
Nearest Station: Tanah Merah