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gourmet coffee appreciation workshop (level 1)

what others say

Read What Some of Our Past Participants Have to Say...

“Dear Phil, Cedric and team, We would like to express our deepest appreciation to you and your team for the wonderful workshop conducted on 21 Aug at Sembcorp. As soon as the workshop ended, we already heard raving reviews from our colleagues on how well the workshop was. We really like the way you engaged the participants by touching on topics close to their heart. It’s easy for anyone to share their knowledge and experiences, but I guess no one can do better in the way that you did it. We will remember the little secret on “apple cider” that you whispered openly to us, oh and also that we need to clean the “basket” in the group head of the group of the coffee machine every day to make good coffee.Hope we will have the opportunity to work together again. Thanks.”

Terry Lim (Sembcorp Development Ltd)

"Thank you very much for today Phil! My team really enjoyed the coffee appreciation session. Even though not all of them appreciate coffee, they enjoy how your session is not only informative, but also light hearted and filled with jokes. The final section of serving everyone with a drink of their choice, and seeing how they apply their knowledge by choosing their preferred version of coffee, is a very encouraging outcome. I will definitely recommend your services to others, and look forward to dropping by for a coffee in the near future!"

Mr Kenneth Ong (DBS Singapore)

"Hi Phil! Heard from my colleagues that the course conducted by you yesterday was very engaging, sincere and fun!

They sang praises of the workshop and said that the kids and themselves had a really good time.

Thank you very much! I look forward to working with you again on future possible programmes smile emoticon"

Ms Clarissa Koh Year Head (Sec 4/5) Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)

"Good morning Phil First of all, we would like to thank you for the very informative and interactive Coffee Appreciation Workshop conducted for our employees early this month. Our employees have given very positive feedback on the Workshop and not only did they enjoy it thoroughly, they have also picked up extended knowledge on coffee...Thank you so much!"


Irene Kang (Inchap Group, eLexus and Toyota Service Department Team Building Night)

“Thanks Zeeya and Phil for the assistance and all! Our participants certainly had good words to say of your workshop. Appreciate you and your team's efforts, may you continue to spread the love of coffee and its appreciation in Sg.”

Mr Tang Kai Him (Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd)

“It was great experience that we had the coffee appreciation workshop with you in April this year. We received a lot of the participants feedback that it was good. Thus we would like to organize another round in September.”

Ms Lynn Liu (Ernst & Young Solutions LLP)

"Dear Phil/Cedric, On behalf of the Protiviti Singapore team, I would like to say a big Thank You to the Highlander crew! From logistics and coordination down to the minute details, to conducting a highly entertaining and yet informative session on coffee (be it local kopi, coffee from the big green logo, brew of the day and many more!) , you have done a very good job there and we all enjoyed our time at Highlander Cafe immensely...Lastly, I would also like to thank Zya for her prompt follow-up. We will help spread the word about the Gourmet Coffee Appreciation workshop that Highlander Cafe conducts!! Thanks & Regards,"

Ms Elisa Seah (Protiviti Singapore)

"Hi Joyce, Thanks for reminding me and reserving a place for me at the Highlander coffee workshop. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and learned a whole lot about drinking coffee. I'm especially proud of the two Ho brothers. I consider them national treasures. You can tell that they have a great passion for what they are doing. They conducted the workshop with such simplicity and sincerity, dishing out every piece of nugget with so much love and professionalism. I really walked away from this workshop thoroughly enthused with what I heard and learnt. I now know where to go for my favourite beverage. Thanks again for your effort, Joyce. Sincerely"


"Hi Phil and team! On behalf of my division, I would like to thank you again for the awesome workshop conducted by Highlander last Friday! We certainly did learn a great deal about coffee and in particular, the contents of our local coffee! I believe the local cafes will see less of my colleagues' patronage in the future. haha!...We look forward to visiting the Highlander cafe soon for an authentic brew of the beverage! :-)"


“Thanks for a great session!

Chen Mei Chuen (Ms)
Senior Assistant Director, Ministry of Education


Learning objectives of this 2 hours workshop:-


Course Fee

Can't stand drinking bad coffee out there? Want to learn how to prepare great tasting gourmet specialty coffee at your home, office or cafe?

Why learn from Highlander Coffee Academy?

Join this fun "coffee talk" to demystify the art and science of making specialty coffee right in your own home or office! Pick up useful tips and simple techniques of brewing the perfect cup. Watch stunning Latte Art come to live on your cup of Cappuccino or Café Latte! Be amazed by the flavourful cold and hot coffee drinks you can create to thrill your friends and guests.

If you do not have any background or very little knowledge in coffee, we strongly suggest you attend the Gourmet Coffee Appreciation workshop (Level 1) first. You may wish to then attend the Coffee Cupping Workshop (optional level 2) where we share with participants how to taste coffee and learn about the coffee origins from the different continents. Lastly, you may choose to sign up for our Professional Intensive Hands-on Barista Workshop (level 3) where you get to learn hands-on the art and science the preparing espresso beverages with the comercial espresso machine.

Our past workshop clients include IBM Singapore, Port of Singapore Authority, Deloitte Consulting, Philips Singapore, Infocus Asia , ITE, NUSS, NTU Alumni Club, People's Association islandwide community clubs, Qatar Airways, Tech Semiconductor Singapore, Oracle University, SAFRA, McDermott, Exxon Mobil, ACCA, UOB Call Centre, ST Kinetics, ST Engineering, Victoria Junior College, Anderson Junior College, Beatty Secondary School, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Microsoft Singapore, Immigration and Customs Authority, NTUC Income, Ministry of Health, Hewlett Packard, Singapore General Hospital, Economic Development Board, Tetra Singapore, Work Development Agency, Microsoft Regional, Fuji Xerox, Imperium Solutions, Singapore Police Force, Nestle Professional, Givaudan, IFF Asia Pacific, Eminence, IPP Financial Advisers, Symrise Asia Pacific, Singapore Stock Exchange, Ministry of Education, JTC, Ernst & Young and SingTel. Read what some of them have to say...

The company has been featured by major media namely HER World, Berita Harian, The New Paper, The Sunday Times, MediaCorp Channel U, ZaoBao, IS Magazine, The Singapore Women's Weekly, Asiaone.com, Business Times, The Straits Times, WoBao and Eight Days. Read more...

Participants will get to sample various specialty coffees and each attendee will enjoy a coffee beverage of their choice at the end of the workshop.