The Art of Preparing Espresso

Mode of Study:
In-person delivery

7 hours (1 day - including assessment)

Course Timing:
9am to 5pm

Available Intakes:
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Registration closes 2 weeks before course commencement.

Shatec Institutes Pte Ltd,
21 Bukit Batok Street 22, Singapore 659589


1 Orchard Spring Ln, Level 5, Singapore 247729

Course Description

This course aims to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills for the preparation of espresso based beverages.

 You will be exposed to the techniques of expresso extraction, inclusive of espresso grinder calibration, milk texturing techniques and basic maintenance of the espresso machine and grinder. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Calibrate the espresso grinder
  • Extract espresso
  • Texture milk to the desired texture and temperature
  • Prepare espresso based beverage
  • Perform basic maintenance of the espresso machine & grinder

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial to new entrants or existing staff performing F&B roles. Coffee enthusiasts are also highly encouraged to join.

You should be able to speak and read in English.

You are highly encouraged to complete Coffee 101 before taking this course and/or have prior basic understanding of specialty coffee.

Course Structure

Theory, show & tell, demonstration and hands-on practice

There will be a practical assessment.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a SHATEC Certificate of Achievement.

Course Outline

The course covers the following contents:

  • Defining espresso
  • Types of espresso machine and grinder
  • The barista‚Äôs tool kit
  • Expresso extraction techniques
  • Milk texturing techniques
  • Basic maintenance of espresso machine & grinder

Course Fees

Full Course Fee

S$ 245.00

8% GST*

S$ 19.60

Full Course Fee incl. GST

S$ 264.60

* In accordance with the Budget 2022 announcement, the GST rate will be increased from:

(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and

(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

  • 8% GST will apply to full payments received by SHATEC from 1 January 2023 onwards.
  • Full payments received by SHATEC before 1 January 2023 will have no adjustment to the 7% GST.

Please refer to for more information on the GST rate change.

Payment Mode

The following payment modes are available:

  • Bank Transfer
  • PayNow
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking


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Contact Details

Contact Number:
6415 3504 / 514 / 561 / 590

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