Coffee Master: Level 1.1

Course Description

Start the Coffee Master journey with an introductory session to what coffee is all about! Be equipped with basic coffee knowledge and practical skills in brewing coffee that look and taste the way they ought to. The key to achieving consistency in making a good cup of coffee is practise, practise and practise!

Course Outline (12 hours)

  • Introduction to coffee and brief history of coffee
  • Introduction to different species and types of coffee
  • Introduction to differences between gourmet and local coffee
  • Knowing parts of an espresso machine and automatic coffee bean grinder
  • Key fundamental knowledge in proper coffee extraction and factors causing improper coffee extraction (i.e. under-extraction and over-extraction)
  • Experiential learning on optimal milk temperature range
  • Proper espresso extraction and milk frothing technique
  • Pouring technique of different milk-based beverages e.g. Café Latte and Cappuccino

Course Fee and Funding

Course Fee – S$900.00

  • Course fee includes all training materials and ingredients
  • A Basic Barista certificate will be issued if all minimum assessment requirements are met

SkillsFuture Credits

  • Singaporeans (aged 25 and above) are eligible to use SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the full OR partial course fee, if there is sufficient balance
  • SkillsFuture Credits claim is to be done before class commencement


UTAP Benefit

  • NTUC Union members are eligible to use UTAP Benefit to pay for up to 50% of the unfunded course fee
  • Maximum claim for NTUC Union members:
    • Below 40 years: $250 per year
    • 40 years and above: $500 per year
  • UTAP Claim is to be done after class completion (i.e. full course fee or unfunded course fee still has to be paid upfront before class commencement To apply for NTUC Union membership, kindly visit for more details

    NOTE: SkillsFuture Credits and UTAP Benefit can be used concurrently for the same course, kindly note when the respective claim has to be done.

If you are claiming SkillsFuture Credits:

  • Select <Register and Claim SkillsFuture Credits> and we will contact you to guide you on the claim process

If you are only claiming UTAP Benefit or paying full course fee:

  • Select <Register>

Coffee Master: Level 1.1