Basic Barista Course

Basic Barista Course

Basic Barista Course is suitable for:​​

  • Budding Home Baristas

  • Aspiring Career Baristas/Individuals keen to pursue a career in the Food & Beverages industry

  • Coffee Enthusiasts

Our Training Methodology

  • Engagement is the core of our training methodology. This is why we designed our Basic Barista Course programme to incorporate a variety of interactive and hands-on elements to optimise learning outcomes. 

  • In the first session, we will start off with a deeper Coffee Appreciation as we learn about essential coffee knowledge through stories and games. After a detailed demonstration of Fundamental Barista Skills, we will start our first intensive practice session to ease into the routine of preparing espresso beverages. The session concludes with Cleaning & Maintenance of Espresso Machine & Grinder.

  • In the second session, we begin by delving deeper into the theory of espresso extraction as we explore variables such as brew ratio and grind size. This leads into calibration of grinder and espresso machine through rectifying under- and over-extraction. The second intensive practice session is aimed at preparing participants for the Practical Test.

  • Upon successful completion of both Theory and Practical Assessment, a Certificate of Achievement is presented to graduates of TCR Basic Barista Course.

- Espresso Extraction Theory 

- Calibration of Grinder & Machine 

- Free Practice Session 

- Theory & Practical Assessment 

Course Outline

Session 1 Outline (4 Hours)


1. Basic Coffee Knowledge (1 Hour) 1.1 Coffee Species 1.2 Coffee Belt 1.3 Cafe Menu 1.4 Game Segment: Coffee Myths of Facts 2. Fundamental Barista Skills (1.5 hours) 2.1 Work Station Preparation 2.2 Parts & Functions of an Espresso Machine & Grinder 2.3 Fundamentals of Espresso Extraction (Grinding, Distributing, Tamping, Cleaning) 2.4 Fundamentals of Milk Frothing (Basic Milk Chemistry, Texturing, Stretching, Temperature Sensing) 2.5 Introduction to Free Pour Latte Art *Practice opportunities after each segment 3. Free Practice Session (1 hour) This Practice Session is designed to ease participants into the routine of preparing espresso beverages. Instructors will make use of video to review and analyse the areas of improvement. 4 Cleaning & Maintenance of Espresso Machine & Grinder (30 mins)




Session 2 Outline (4 Hours)


5 Espresso & Extraction Theory (1 hour) 5.1 Ideal Extraction 5.2 Brew Parameters - Brew Ratio 5.3 Brew Parameters - Grind Size 5.4 Other Brew Parameters (e.g. Temperature, Pressure) 5.5 Compounds in Coffee 5.6 Under- & Over- Extraction 6 Calibration of Grinder & Machine (30 mins) 6.1 Recifying Under-Extraction 6.2 Rectifying Over-Extraction 7 Free Practice Session (1 hour) This Practice Session is geared towards preparing for the Practical Test. Instructors will provide close guidance in ensuring participants are barista-ready. 8 Theory & Practical Assessment (1 hour) 8.1 Theory Assessment - Multiple Choice 8.2 Preparation for Practical Test 8.3 Practical Test *Participants are expected to produce 3 coffee beverages (Espresso, Long Black & Cafe Latte) within 5 minutes. Quality & Presentation of beverages will be assessed. 9 Conclusion (30 mins) 9.1 Summary of Basic Barista Course 9.2 Q&A session 9.3 Photo-Taking 9.4 Presentation of Certificate of Achievement to graduates of TCR Basic Barista Course





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the course fee for the Basic Barista Course?


$699/pax




Where will the course be held at?


It will be held at our HQ, The Coffee Roaster Cafe and Academy, located at 205 Upper Thomson Road.




What are the payment methods?


We accept: 1. Bank Transfer (details to be furnished upon course confirmation) 2. Cash (need to be made at least a week prior in person) 3. Credit card (need to be made at least a week prior in person)




Will I receive any certification to prove that I have completed the course?


Yes, a Certificate of Achievement will be given out upon successful completion of the course!




How long will the course be?


2 sessions of 4 hours each (preferably over 2 days for best learning outcomes)




Who will be conducting the workshop?


Our award-winning team of baristas, headed by Mr Ang Swee Heng, will be conducting the workshop just for you!




How can I register for the class?


Simply drop us an email at thecoffeeroaster@live.com or give us a call at 91820798!





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Location & Operating Hours

TCR Cafe @ NUS AS8

10 Kent Ridge Crescent, #01-02, Block AS8,

National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260

Mondays to Fridays: 8.00am - 6.00pm

Closed on Weekends & Public Holidays

+65 8700 7958 (NUS Cafe)

+65 9182 0798 (Workshop Enquiries)

Email: thecoffeeroaster@live.com

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