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. Later that year, David was elected to the Board of Directors for the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and also serves 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.
Board of Directors / Head of Barista Guild
Elected to the Board of Directors for the Australian Specialty Coffee Association and also serves as Head of the Barista Guild24 Oct 2019 - Present
WCE certified sensory judge for World Barista Championships9 Nov 2017 - Present
2010 Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
3rd place – Gold Coast, QLD5 Feb 2010
2009 Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
3rd place – Gold Coast, QLD30 Jan 2009
Founded The Espresso School
The Espresso School opened its doors to its first students in February 20093 Feb 2009
2009 Victorian Latte Art Championship
2nd Place – Melbourne, VIC26 Sep 2009
2008 Grand Barista Championship
3rd Place – Sydney, NSW1 Feb 2009
2008 Victorian Barista Championship
3rd Place – Melbourne, VIC1 Apr 2008