David Seng

Barista Trainer Profile

Starting his coffee career in 2004, head barista trainer, David Seng has worked in some of Melbourne’s best coffee companies including Veneziano Coffee and St ALi family.

David’s teaching philosophy and style have been greatly influenced and shaped by his mechanical engineering background. With a deep understanding of science and more than a decade of experience in the specialty coffee industry, David blends science and craft to create classes that are fun and easy to follow.

For over 15 years, David has been a professional barista and has competed and judged at the highest levels of coffee competitions in Australia. David actively mentors and coaches a select few professional baristas throughout the year.

In 2019, David certified as a World Barista Championship sensory judge and later that year was elected to the board of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) as Head of the Barista Guild.

David’s experience and expertise in coffee have led international and Australian companies to engage his services in their pursuit of coffee excellence.

Head of Barista Guild

Elected to the board of the Australian Specialty Coffee Association as head of the Barista Guild

24 Oct 2019

World Certification

WCE certified sensory judge for World Barista Championships

9 Nov 2017

2010 Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

3rd place – Gold Coast, QLD

5 Feb 2010

2009 Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

3rd place – Gold Coast, QLD

30 Jan 2009

Founded The Espresso School

The Espresso School opened its doors to its first students in February 2009

3 Feb 2009

2009 Victorian Latte Art Championship

2nd Place – Melbourne, VIC

26 Sep 2009

2008 Grand Barista Championship

3rd Place – Sydney, NSW

1 Feb 2009

2008 Victorian Barista Championship

3rd Place – Melbourne, VIC

1 Apr 2008