Espresso and Handbrewed Coffee Course

Chris Wong
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Course Objectives


Introduce and develop basic barista and hand-brewed coffee skills, and to bring across knowledge and understanding of how espresso machines & manual brewing equipment (V60) work.

Trainees will learn to make basic espresso drinks and hand-brewed coffee, across varied coffee preferences.


  • Introduction to main parts of espresso machine and grinder.
  • Explain on the general guidelines of espresso extraction and demonstrate the following steps.
  • Introduce the fundamental steps of texturing milk and latte art pouring technique.
  • Learn about basic espresso calibration with the adjustment on grinder.
  • Introduce several basic espresso drinks (Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino & Latte).
  • Demonstrate the making process of espresso drinks and differentiate the core flavor characteristics for the drinks.
  • Students need to practice on espresso extraction, milk frothing, espresso calibration & making espresso drinks.
  • Explain on the brewing procedure of V60 and demonstrate the following steps.
  • Interpret the key brewing factors that will affect the coffee flavor: Brewing Time, Temperature & Grind Size
  • Students are required to familiar with the brewing process of V60 and brew the coffee based on different variables provided to understand the effect of key brewing factors.
  • Introduction to the general technique on cleaning and maintenance of espresso machine, grinder & brewing equipment.


At the end of the course, trainees are able to:

  • Operate the espresso machine and grinder
  • Mastery of the basic skills for espresso extraction and milk frothing
  • Make Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino & Latte
  • Perform basic espresso calibration on espresso machine and grinder
  • Demonstrate the brewing procedure of V60
  • Understand the key brewing factors to coffee flavours
  • Clean and Basic Maintenance the espresso machine & brewing equipment

About Instructor

  • Chris Wong

    National Brewers Champion and Latte Art Runner-Up. Chris has won prestigious awards and accolades under her belt. She won the title as a Champion in the 2016 Malaysia Brewers Cup and represented Malaysia in the World Brewers Cup in Dublin.