Project Description

Barista Skills – Espresso Extraction for Baristas (Professional)

A pivotal knowledge skillset to any cafe barista and owner-operator toolkit. Learning why your coffee taste as it does and how to manipulate it to achieve the desired profile by understanding what impacts extraction. Never before in history has improved coffee production and processing seen a rising level in quality becoming more ubiquitously served around the world that has place a greater emphasis on baristas to have the competency to bring out the inherent qualities of a coffee. This is an advanced level episode of ‘Coffee Excellence’ on ‘Espresso Extraction for Baristas’.

Targeted Learners –  This course is designed for those who wants to work as Coffee Barista professional and for those who wants to improve barista skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evolution of espresso over history and time

  • What is espresso extraction and why is it important to understand

  • What is TDS and Extraction Yield

  • Building an espresso recipe that works for you

  • Building an espresso recipe that works for you

  • Matrix of variables that impact extraction

  • Improving your extraction


Javier Phua Jun Xin, Singaporean
Co-Founder of EASY Specialty Coffee & Gentleman Coffee Roasters |

Green Buyer | Head Roaster | Q Arabica Grader | Q Processing Level 2 Professional

Javier is the co-founder of EASY Specialty Coffee and Gentleman Coffee Roasters based in Myanmar, an award-winning café receiving multiple accolades over the years including ‘Best Cafe’ by Myanmore. EASY Specialty Coffee was also listed as the top 14 Best Coffee Shops in Asia in 2019 by the Big 7 Travel Guide.

With a passion for developing an appreciation of Specialty Coffee amongst consumers, elevating the ‘Quality- Price’ equilibrium
achieved by producers, and supporting collaborative work across the value chain, advocating coffee education is a major focus in his pursuit.

A Q Arabica Grader and Q Level 2 Processing Professional, Javier has judged in numerous coffee harvest competitions and barista
competitions in Myanmar. He was also a judge in ASEAN’s very first ACID ASEAN Coffee Brewers Cup held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2019.

Javier Phua Jun Xin

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