Barista Course Reviews
Find out why students are raving about our barista courses
I did the level one course and it was so great! David was a fantastic teacher. I went from not knowing much more about coffee than it was delicious, to learning the ideal espresso recipe, the different drinks on a coffee menu, how to extract the perfect espresso, and steam the milk for all kinds of drinks. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who loves coffee or anyone who wants to become a baristaread more
10:21 15 Jul 21
I attended the Espresso Basics and Latte Art courses. Really excellent and clear instruction, and lots and lots of hands-on practice with detailed demonstration and very constructive and detailed feedback on your efforts. Nice and small maximum class size so everyone gets lots of attention, and each student had their own station with a full commercial setup to practice on and endless consumables. Would absolute recommend to anyone learning the art of coffee - while I did the basic courses I can see the more advanced ones would be really excellent, too. Thanks David.read more
05:17 01 Jul 21
Would recommend definitely! David is expertise in the field. The training was well designed with the theory and practice. It was so good that every one was assigned for separate machine which allowed good time for practice enough. I would recommend level 1 and 2 at the same time. Would like to take another training for learning to pour the milk.read more
07:36 24 May 21
I really appreciated the small class room setting and adequate equipment. Which was very ideal for getting as many attempts as you wanted and plenty of opportunities for David to come instruct and correct you. Highly recommend doing your training here!read more
09:50 02 Mar 21
I took the latte art class and David is a great teacher, really knows his stuff and gives great feedback to help you improve. class size is nice and small which means you get plenty of help and adviceread more
11:29 25 Feb 21
Would definitely recommend the coffee course at the expresso school. David is a great teacher and the environment for learning was really good and clean.read more
06:31 05 Feb 21
I walked into the school with no previous success in creating latte art, and walked out pouring hearts! I’m satisfied that I have had the guidance to practice in my own home and continue to improve my coffee as a barista. Would highly recommend the level II latte art course.read more
23:01 21 Jan 21
Thankyou for the training Mook. Well done teaching a raw beginner like me 😊
05:22 25 Jun 20
The training (Advanced Barista Training) was definitely worth the investment of my time and money. If you would like to advance your skills the correct way, I definitely would recommend the class to you. I would take more advanced classes if any available. All the best in your barista journey!read more
해피 해리보 Happy Haelibo
10:24 22 Jun 20
I compared almost all the barista schools in Melbourne before registering and finally chose here. The result shows I did a right choice!! David is so professional and nice to teach us. Small size class with a lot of practice. Fortunately, I got a barista offer after this course. I AM REALLY APPRECIATED FOR THE HELP FROM DAVID!! HOPE YOU ALL THE BEST.read more
00:25 29 Feb 20
Very useful! Great teacher and because each class has very few people there is space for everyone to practice and learn. Highly recommend.
00:56 13 Dec 19
Thank you David for an amazing and informative latte art session! I managed to pick up so any tips and tricks and left with and great sense of accomplishment.read more
01:19 04 Dec 19
I did the two hour latte art course to improve my skills making coffee at home. The class was small and our instructor David was extremely knowledgeable, patient, well spoken, friendly and just generally an excellent teacher. The equipment and coffee was also top notch.read more
19:51 17 Oct 19
Great entry level course for the theory and practice behind making a good espresso, cappccino and latte. Excellent instructor, very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and knew how to pitch it at the right level. Highly recommend.read more
06:26 04 Oct 19
I took espresso basics and latte art-milk mechanics, which was really wonderful and comprehensive. David is a great instructor, who knows a lot about the industry, and continues to stay informed about its trends and innovations. He's also attentive to each student, and can identify how to help them improve. I highly recommend taking both courses!read more
19:19 03 Oct 19
Excellent course. Very well structured. David caters very cleverly for all levels and experience and has an enormous depth of knowledge and experience to tap into. Highly recommended.read more
00:16 10 Jul 19
Excellent introduction to coffee. Good balance between sitting and talking through the process of making coffee and putting it into practice. Came out of this learning so much! Would definitely recommend, thank youread more
04:29 25 Jun 19
David is an absolutely lovely instructor who's very detailed and efficient with his teachings, easy to understand for someone with no prior coffee knowledge. His keen ears and eyes can tell when you're making a mistake on the machine which is always helpful for a beginner when you need help most. Totally recommend, awesome experience, wouldn't rate it any less.read more
09:11 14 Jun 19
Excellent all round experience & really good value . David is a gifted and very patient teacher. Just did the Latte Art session which was fantastic so am tempted to take on other classes. Highly recommended.read more
07:36 30 May 19
I did the 5 day Master Barista course and it was packed with information and practice. I signed up for the course with very little knowledge and experience and I left the class with confidence. There is only so much you can learn in 5 days but David instills in you the foundation and tools in which to build on after the course. Along with the knowledge passed, you are afforded a great amount of time and resources to practice and improve your skills. I would recommend that you use that time to practice everything you would like to improve on and do not just focus on one area (unless that's all you care about). Overall, I was satisfied with the course and everything I gained from it.read more
12:35 10 May 19
I am so happy with what I learned at The Espresso School, the teacher takes always the time and patience to teach step by step all the process and answer every question you might have and he does it as clear as possible. I toke the beginner class and the art class on the same day and it was absolutely worthy, wether you are a beginner or not, you will learn a lot from this classes. I highly recommend it, guaranty you won't regret the experience.read more
06:21 21 Apr 19
I did my basic coffee making course and latter art yesterday with David. David gave us many useful tips and suggestions to improve our posture and doing it step by step. Something highlight this school is because of the small class method gathers everyone and all of us did enjoy the course and makes everyone involved the class very well.During the course, this school also providing quality milk and quality coffee beans for training. Recommend to anyone who want to aim learn something basic and enhance their latte art skills.read more
Huey Ying Lye
10:39 07 Apr 19
Just a great experience. We learned a lot about coffee and the machine but also had a lot of fun. It's the perfect starting point to feel comfortable with your espresso machineread more
10:09 19 Mar 19
The Espresso School is the only place to go if you want to expand your coffee knowledge. David is an amazing teacher, a lovely human and an absolute expert on coffee. The course provides all the practical knowledge you could need to make excellent coffee from start to finish. Super fun and informative experience, would highly recommend!read more
11:16 16 Jan 19
Starting from zero. Made these at the end of the course. David is excellent. Thorough, knowledgeable helpful. Course well structured. Totally recommend.read more
02:02 10 Jan 19
Great training from David! His knowledge of coffee is amazing and he goes the extra mile with all of his students.Would highly recommend his courses for anyone.read more
Karl von Muller
09:12 23 Oct 18
If its for your love of coffee or to pursue a career as barista then this is where you need to start. From the basics to a more in depth look into espresso and extraction....David helps you build that strong foundation and understanding of coffee. A Great teacher and a Great Barista. Highly recommended...read more
23:02 06 Oct 18
It was a wonderful experience. David is a great teacher — funny and patient. I have learnt a lot from the course and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning the techniques of Latte arts.read more
11:46 29 Sep 18
Great experience! Very informative course and David is such a nice and patient guy. You can’t miss it if you love coffee and want to learn some real practical skills. Thanks David! I would come back some day when I’m ready for next stage learning.read more
12:15 23 Sep 18
Great experience. David is a very good teacher and knows a lot about coffee.The setting is top notch.
11:45 01 Sep 18
Learnt a lot at this school! It really helped me get a good start to making beautiful Latte Art. After doing the course, I realised I had wasted a lot of time in learning incorrect techniques and wished I had done this course sooner. My trainer David guided me through the processes and corrected many of my mistakes that I had learnt over the years. He is very knowledgable and an expert in his field. - Well worth it, thank you.read more
01:24 28 Aug 18
David is so kind. Although i can't speak English very well, he enthusiastically taught me. Thx David ;)
11:36 24 Jul 18
Great class! Recommend to every coffee lover. Had level 1 course. Knew the recipe of a perfect coffee and got lots of practicing time on the real machine. David is very patient and fun and he is a real master.read more
06:11 16 Jul 18
Very informative class about the basics of coffee being taught by a very experienced, friendly & approachable teacher.Included things from the origins of espresso, how it's made, what makes espresso, & importantly, how to operate, clean & use a coffee machine effectively.read more
03:49 15 Jun 18
5-Day Master Barista Course: A comprehensive and confidence building course. Full of interesting content and David's extensive knowledge. All round awesome course.read more
10:10 07 May 18
If you want just an accredited espresso certificate at half the price then this is not the place, but if you want to get to the core of coffee making and learn soul of coffee making then David is your guy. You can't go wrong with him.Before this 5 hour session i only knew about 3in1 nescafe sachet lol and after this course i managed to create this.read more
12:49 13 Mar 18
An excellent course in how to make coffee. I thought David was a terrific presenter. He was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. Thank you David!
03:49 04 Feb 18
Had a great day learning from David Seng as his explanations are clear and detailed! Really very informative (he knows a lot) yet we got a lot of practice (caffeine overdosed)!read more
Sim How Chong
12:43 21 Sep 17
You guys are the best, I'm finally making good coffee and frothing my milk properly. Thanks David!
01:06 26 Aug 17
I took the three classes and enjoy it a lot ! David is an awesome teacher really passionate about what is doing and it shows! I've learn so much about coffee in thoses hours. Thank you for your patience and to make coffee so much easier to understand. Cassandraread more
04:21 02 May 17
I took level 1 course and made my first cup of coffee with a coffee machine. The hands-on course is very informative. David is patient to guide me through and answer every question (even after class). Plan to take next level course after I get more practice and digest what I have learnt today. Thanks David. Thanks the Espresso School.------Jiayiread more
13:04 17 Dec 16
The Espresso School is highly recommended for whatever reason you are attracted to the art of coffee. David is an enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable teacher.The class contains both theoretical and practical components. The former sets you up for the latter. Overall it's a great vibe and really worthwhile experience.I walked away with a sense of achievement and motivated to do the next level. Time and money well spent. read more
01:33 03 Jul 16
I just finished my barista Level 1 and 2. I’ve learned a lot!! for anyone who’s interested in coffee I highly recommend the course. The course has given me confidence and the instructor was easy to communicate with. David is absolutely amazing with high professional standard and real knowledge in coffee industry.read more
Poppleton Lea Lou
David is a patient instructor who is very passionate about his art. I feel much more confident in my ability as an at home barista and would highly recommend the Espresso Basics course!
So much fun!! Davids an awesome teacher, knows his stuff...excellent hands on approach. Highly recommend this if you're wanting to learn about everything to do with making coffees.
I learned so much and hopefully it is a start of my advancement as a barista. Whoever is in Melbourne, I strongly recommend training from David Seng. He knows what he talks about and very good at explaining. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 (5 Happinesses)read more
david is very professional and passionate
I attended the basic and latte art classes, I went in with little knowledge, I left with confidence and skills to take with me to my workplace. Thank you David, it was fun and great learning off of you. Thank you for the confidence boost 😁read more
Great experience and I had learned so much thing today thanks for the espresso school
I took part in the latte art course on the weekend, it was fabulous. Thank you David, I will continue to practice my skills and when I feel ready, I will be back to learn more tricks! Thank you for you great tuition, patience and hospitality. Jordan.read more
Had a great experience at the Espresso School. What David taught improved my home coffee skills so much, that even my ex-barista friend was impressed.I can't recommend the courses highly enough. Even if you don't own an espresso machine, you will walk away with a much greater understanding of what goes in to making your favourite coffee, and give you a greater appreciation for the people that make them.read more
I did the 2-hour Level 2 Latte Arts course today, it was great fun! I have learnt a lot of techniques and realised many mistakes I have made before. The learning environment was relaxing and everyone was very nice. David is a wonderful teacher — knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I would recommend the course to any coffee lover who interested in learning techniques of Latte Art :)read more
I did the basic course and it was fantastic. Small class size and David was fantastic in showing what skills you need to make a great coffee. Now I just need to put into practice. Thanks for a great morning out, just a shame we had to waste so much good coffee!!read more
My hubby Prabud Lakmal did the basic coffee making course yesterday. I can see how much he enjoyed and love the course when I saw him. He couldn't stop talking about it. We had the best cup of cappuccino and latte at home. He was doing precise measures for the cup and mastering his milk frothing skills. Thank you very much David for doing a marvelous job. I'm giving you this top score by experiencing the skills and knowledge you have given him.read more
David is so pro lovely men. I wish I take my 5-days course sooner which it takes near 6 months finishing advance one. You you best David.
I enrolled for both Espresso Basics & Latte Art class. David was amazing & very passionate about coffee. The course was very well structured and I had a lot of fun during the practice session. He will point out immediately what you've done wrong and will ask you to start over again which is great! That's how you learn! I'll definitely come back for Advanced Class!read more
Highly recommended this course! David was fantastic and l learnt a lot. Definitely return for another class in the future.
Signed up for espresso basic and latte art class. Within 5 hours I was able to understand the basics of making quality espresso and the mechanics of latte art. For a first timer with no knowledge, to my surprise I successfully made a descent heart shape and rosetta. This was the result of having David as an exceptional instructor who observe and guides each individual specifically with the end goal of making great tasting coffee. In summary, quality training that leaves you confident as you walk out that door.read more
Highly recommend the Espresso School. We did the basics of espresso making and came away feeling confident in our ability to make great tasting coffee and truly understanding the basic fundamentals of making good espresso. It is the perfect mix of theory and practical experience. David is an excellent teacher, very passionate and knowledgeable about his subject.read more
Excellent course. David is obviously passionate about good and teaching others how to make and appreciate good coffee. The course is informative, practical and motivating. Recommend it highly. We shall go back to the advance class asap. Thank you David.read more
If you're looking for quick, detail and welcoming course to do. 100% recommend this course to anyone out there who would like to make coffees or those who have a general interest in coffees. David is a wonderful teacher who is always there for his students right beside them giving them feed back and encourages you to do your best.read more
Truly recommend this school! Full 5 stars score :))) I enrolled to Master Barista Class and it was sooo amazing! Completely exceed my expectations. For those who are interested to learn about coffee, I recommend this course without any hesitation (like calling for shotgun seat). The course will guide you and prepare you to work in a cafe with confidence and no fears (keep calm and grind it!). It is the most complete package course ever, from coffee bean in a farm to coffee in a cup just in front of you! Every subject discussed are with facts and calculations which makes the coffee so approachable and easy to think about coffee. The tutor, David has a friendly persona, always very approachable, patient to rectify every “bad habbits” over and over again (also strict which is good for personal improvements and results). Try, it will not disappoint! Zillions thanks David Seng! We shall see around! “Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey!” :)read more
Thank you. So informative. Now I need to practise! See you at tbe next one too!
Great Teacher and intro to the coffee world - Good theoretical background, but you'll still need lots of practice!
Thanks David for a fantastic class - Really enjoyed learning so much about coffee! Prior to this I didn't like coffee as it all tasted bitter to me - I'm now onto my second coffee and I can see many more in my future :) The class is comprehensive in information and we learnt great techniques on the machines.read more
Great intro course. David, clearly explained the process and was very patient. Learnt heaps.
This was a great learning experience ! The course lecturer was was very approachable and his knowledge base on and around the subjects were second to none, If you are thinking about a Barista course/courses this is the one!!!These courses are more than just a tick and flick, they truly inspire you!!read more
Thanks for taking Nathan under your wing today! He absolutely loved the class and wants booked into the next level class. So glad he's learning from the master!
David was an excellent instructor. He was so knowledgeable and it was fun attending his class. Never felt bored and it's actually quite fast paced with lots of hands on practice. Can't day dream for a sec as there's so much to absorb and learn. Highly recommend this place to kick start your coffee journey.read more
It's really good course and David is so nice, he has good knowledge about coffee, you can learn useful skills and knowledge.
Absolutely awesome, great teacher thanks David for today had heaps of fun. Great to refresh my skills, thanks for your support and for sharing your knowledge with us all. Highly recommend here for doing coffee courses.read more
The absolute best course to go to!! You can tell that David absolutely loves coffee and is his passion and not just his job. This comes out in the way he teaches and his ridiculous knowledge of everything about Coffee. Definitely recommend his course, he focuses on all the little details to help you make an awesome coffee every time. Can't recommend him enough!!read more
I would like to say "Thank you" to David . I started with nothing in the morning but you help me a lot. Very glad that i decide to apply this course with you. Anyway i'm gonna keep practice as you told me. Katieread more
Thatsika Katie Phaenglart
I mastered my milk stretching here....attend if you wish to find out how easy it is...
The course was fantastic! David is super knowledgeable and friendly, the three hours seemed to vanish. The practical component was really enjoyable coupled with the theory behind the process. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to do a barista course to see David at the Espresso School. I will definitely by back for more classes.read more
Great Teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Would recommend to anyone considering learning Barista Skills.
This course was excellent. Invaluable practical component as well as interesting and relevant coffee background. David is a knowledgable lecturer who is very good at his job. I definitely recommend the course to anyone, home enthusiast or professional, who wants to learn more about coffee.read more
The best coffee experience I have ever had! Thank you for an informative and fun class, Would recommend it to anyone.
Awesome Awesome Awesome... Done Levels 1&2 and learnt so much in the 5 hours.. David and Anthony are excellent trainers that make it simple to learn.. Thanks again.
Tracked down 'The espresso school' online and booked in for level 1 and level 2 courses! Best money spent.. David Seng (and Anthony) were great mentors and eventhough i have had years of on and off experience behind a machine i knew i was still missing a great deal of knowledge and skill. Both levels are now complete and i already feel so much more confident now as a qualified barista! Thanks again guys! Mel :) (Mio Locale)read more