Coffee, the Most Important Meal of the Day

Reach the level of a highly-skilled barista in just 7 days with Sallytan Barista Workshop

We will teach you the best coffee-brewing techniques.

You will learn how to steam milk, prepare all the classic espresso-based drinks and operate coffee brewing equipment.

The course curriculum is mapped out to promote a well-rounded understanding and skill set.

Coffea arabica (Arabica)

Arabica beans are grown at high altitudes, in areas that receive steady rainfall and have a plentiful amount of shade.

Coffea canephora (Robusta)

The Robusta varietal is extremely tolerant of its environment. Robusta coffee can withstand myriad altitudes, but particularly requires a hot climate where rainfall is irregular.

Coffea liberica (Liberica)

The beans are said to have a unique aroma, consisting of floral and fruity notes, with a full body that possesses a smoky taste.

Coffea excelsa (Excelsa)

It is largely used in blends to give the coffee an extra boost of flavour and complexity, better affecting the middle and back palate.

Amount of Caffeine

Robusta has more caffeine compared to Arabica. This may sound like a positive thing, but caffeine carries a bitter taste, which makes it into an unpleasant drink.


The extra caffeine is a chemical defence for the coffee seed against bugs. This makes Robusta less delicate than Arabica, bringing up the supply and lowering the input costs for farmers to produce.

The Shape

Robusta beans are much more circular, whereas Arabica beans are more oval.

Wandering How to Brew a Truly Great Coffee?
We Have Some Tips for You!

Keep Coffee Beans Fresh

Always store opened coffee beans in an airtight container. Glass canning jars or ceramic storage crocks with rubber-gasket seals are good choices.

Never refrigerate

Flavour experts strongly advise against ever freezing coffee, especially dark roasts. Optimally, buy a 5- to 7-day supply of fresh beans at a time and keep at room temperature.

Avoid Cheap Filters

Bargain-priced paper coffee filters yield inferior coffee, according to the experts. Look for "oxygen-bleached" or "dioxin-free" paper filters.

Brody Steed,
Head Barista at Sallytan Barista Workshop