There was a saying, “People say money can’t buy happiness. They lie. Money buys coffee; coffee makes me happy.” No wonder 61% of Malaysians claim to be regular coffee drinkers. As the coffee culture is here to stay, so is the barista's career, which creates happiness for coffee drinkers. So if you are interested in preparing latte, mocha, americano, etc., this program suits you. With this qualification, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to prepare and serve hot and cold drinks in any environment. A qualification in Barista Skills is for a person who works as or wants to work as a barista. You don't need any experience. You may already be working in the hospitality industry, but it's not a requirement to take this qualification. We recommend that you have access to an espresso machine and grinder to practice making drinks in your own time.

  • 16 years old and above


Field Subjects
Coffee Beans
  • Differences between Arabica & Robusta Species
  • Importance of coffee Freshness
  • Influence of roast degree on taste
Workspace Management & Workflow
  • Grinders and Espresso machine components
  • Safe use of grinder and machine
  • Clean and organized workspace
Espresso Process
  • Espresso recipes
  • Grinder calibration and dosing
  • Distribution and tamping techniques
Expresso Sensory Analysis
  • Expresso extraction and descriptors
  • Freshness
  • Foaming and temperature of steamed milk
Cleaning, Health & Safety
  • Safe and hygienic work practices
  • Cleaning of equipment
Water Quality
  • Impact on brew quality and machine function
Customer Service & Café Management
  • The customer experience

Certificate in Barista Skills

Your career to brew happiness starts at KAGC.

Course Features

  • Duration:20 hours
  • Format:100% classroom
  • Award:Certificate in Barista Skills

Career Opportunities

  • Barista in café, restaurant, hotel
  • Café Manager/Owner
  • Regional Manager of internal café chains
  • Barista Trainer


  • Who will be awarded the Certificate in Barista Skills?

    The Certificate in Barista Skills will be awarded by City & Guilds from the UK, the world’s leading skill development accreditation authority.

  • Do I need any experience, or must I have coffee-making equipment to attend this program?

    No experience is required for those interested in attending this program.  You are not required to own any coffee-making equipment at home, but having one will help you to practice your coffee-making skills at your time.

  • What is the assessment like?

    In general, you'll be assessed using a practical assignment where you'll demonstrate your ability to prepare and serve drinks. You'll also complete a short answer test covering the background knowledge essential to the barista role.

  • How will this program be delivered?

    Students will undergo 20 hours of theoretical and practical training in class. There will also be guest instructors from leading cafes, such as CMW Roastery, to be invited to share their knowledge with the class participants.

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