From gaining extensive knowledge about coffee to mastering the basics as well as techniques on brewing espressos and creating latte art, there are plenty of valuable lessons you can achieve from attending a coffee workshop or course. So, whether you are an aspiring or experienced barista, or a home brewer, check out these Top 10 Places for Coffee Workshops/Courses in Singapore!
1) School of Coffee
Operating under Kaffee Kultur, one of the largest artisan coffee roasters in Singapore, School of Coffee offers various training courses for aspiring baristas. Among them includes the Basic Barista Training Program ($850 per pax for 8 hours), where you get to learn how to learn the likes of espresso extraction and milk frothing & texturing techniques. You can also find interest classes like Coffee Appreciation Workshop, Single Origin Tasting Class and Coffee Art Exploration, just to name a few.
2) Bettr Barista Coffee Academy
Founded in 2011, Bettr Barista Coffee Company has several SCA (Specialty Coffee Association)-certified courses, namely the popular SCA Foundation Series. Essentially a Blending Learning Course, you will learn five related lessons involving sensory & barista skills, green coffee as well as brewing and roasting methods. You can also look forward to various workshops like Chocolate & Coffee Pairing and Brewology Basics. To date, Bettr Barista Coffee Company has trained over 4,300 people from 30 countries in more than 1,300 courses and workshops.
3) The Coffee Roaster Cafe @ NUS
The Coffee Roaster a.k.a. TCR is a family-run roaster, which has been around since 2014. They run a cafe in NUS (National University of Singapore) at Block AS8 and also provide various hands-on coffee workshops. For the latter, learn how to create beautiful latte art or explore more about coffee. Alternatively, unleash your inner creativity via coffee painting or mastering the coffee brewing technique.
4) Santino Coffee Academy
No stranger to the coffee industry since 1978, co-founders and siblings Ricky and Ronnie Kang have made their mark as one of the island’s leading gourmet coffee and coffee machinery suppliers. Under the name of Santino Coffee Specialists, they run a coffee academy too. Among the classes available includes Latte Art Course and SkillsFuture Barista Skills. Here, you get to learn essential skills and knowledge related to latte art-pouring techniques, espresso extraction and milk frothing.
5) Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
A one-stop coffee roaster, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is responsible for everything from sourcing & roasting to wholesaling for the likes of cafes, restaurants and hotels. They also offer various coffee courses for every level no matter you are a coffee enthusiast, cafe owner or barista. Their courses are divided into Non-Professional, Semi-Professional and SCA Coffee Skills Program. For example, if you are interested in the latter, you can book classes for Introduction to Coffee or Barista Skills (Foundation, Intermediate or Professional).
6) Hook Coffee
Operating since 2016 by two Singaporeans, this homegrown roaster takes pride in serving quality coffee at affordable prices. Other than selling coffee as well as espresso machines and grinders, Hook Coffee also conduct workshops. For instance, you can learn the art of pour-over by joining their virtual Coffee Appreciation Pourover Masterclass via Zoom. This one-hour session includes various lessons such as brewing techniques & ratios and adjusting parameters.
7) Cowpresso Coffee
Cowpresso Coffee’s barista course covers everything you need to know in terms of knowledge, skills and practicality. Among the lessons that you can expect from the course include understanding the difference between different types of coffee and mastering the art of coffee extraction. Suitable for both beginners and advanced learners, you have the flexibility to have this 3-hour course conducted either at their roast lab or any desired location of your choice.
8) Common Man Coffee Roasters
Common Man Coffee Roasters’ range of academy classes is designed for every level regardless of beginners or experienced baristas. Some of the classes available include Essential Coffee Knowledge, Advanced Latte Art and Fundamental Barista Skills. Take the latter, for example, as participants get to learn everything from espresso preparation techniques to interpreting the coffee menu and milk frothing.
9) Highlander Coffee Espresso Bar
Whether you are a professional or home barista, Highlander Coffee’s comprehensive hands-on coffee training provides everything you need to know to make a good cuppa. You will learn the likes of tips & tricks of pouring latte art, how to steam milk the right way and getting to know the history of coffee. Classes are typically conducted from 2 to 3.5 hours and each participant who takes part in the training will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
10) Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee
Tiong Hoe, which has an illustrious history stretching way back to the 1960s, is no stranger to the coffee business. They also offer workshops for aspiring baristas and even home brewers looking to master a perfect cuppa. Available lessons include the likes of Introduction to Coffee & Coffee Appreciation, Basic Coffee Making (Espresso/Hand Brew) and Basic Latte Art.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.