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Certificate for Module (Latte Art Skills)
證書(單元 : 咖啡拉花技巧)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

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Start Date
14 Aug 2024 (Wed)
30 hours
Cantonese, suppl with teaching materials in Eng
Course Fee
HK$10,900 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Learning materials in English
2.) Coffee tasting and hands-on practice
Deadline on 04 Aug 2024 (Sun)
2867 8483
2861 0278
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Special Announcement:

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF)*
此課程已列入持續進修基金 CEF 認可課程*


This hands-on latte art making programme is designed to provide students with a sound introduction to latte art skills. It is suitable for those who are interested to deepen their latte art knowledge and skills in pouring a wide range of latte art patterns.


From extracting espresso, milk steaming, mixing and finally pouring a latte art, students will have plenty of time to learn these skills progressively and practise how to pour 10-12 latte art patterns at various difficulty levels. This programme is ideal for baristas and home enthusiasts to sharpen their skills and elevate their expertise.


In addition, this programme can foster creativity and self-expression within the community. Students can experiment with different designs, colors, and techniques, allowing them to express their individuality and develop their own signature style.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Apply the correct techniques of steaming milk using an espresso machine and other tools for latte art;
  2. Describe the principal aspects of milk texture, milk pouring and mixing to make good latte art patterns;
  3. Identify the common equipment and tools used in making latte art patterns;
  4. Demonstrate various latte art techniques in pouring steamed milk to create dots, fine lines, waves, ripples; and
  5. Demonstrate proper latte art techniques in pouring selected latte art patterns.


  1. Our coffee programme is taught by qualified and award-winning professional who is also experienced in coffee education.
  2. Our coffee programme will be delivered by a single teacher, where possible, throughout the entire course to ensure consistency in content and teaching style.
  3. Our coffee programme will allow sufficient time for students to use the espresso machines for self-practice.

Programme Details

The programme consists of 30 face-to-face teaching hours, 3 hours in each session with coffee tasting and practical activities, and they are structured into 10 sessions with the following key topics.


No. Topic

Espresso making and latte art

  • Coffee quality and freshness
  • Espresso making and extraction
  • Latte art general principles and theories
  • Required equipment and tools to make latte art

Milk steaming and mixing

  • Milk quality and freshness
  • Milk steaming and milk texture
  • Mixing
  • Pouring posture
  • Pouring angle and movement – pour speed, proximity to the cup and placement of the pitcher spout

Latte art patterns – theory and practice

  • Flow control, shape placement and symmetry in pouring
  • Theory and technique of symmetrical and wave pattern
  • Wiggle movement – creating fine lines, waves and ripples
  • Skills to make ‘dots’, ‘cuts’, ‘stack’ and ‘push’ to build multi-layered design
  • Texture of different coffee base: espresso, chocolate, matcha latte, etc.

Latte art design and creativity

  • Chromatic latte art
  • Tools used for creative coffee art designs (e.g. powder, stencil, milk foam, syrup)
  • IG-able latte art design, coffee drinking experience and flavor

Latte art competition

  • Types of latte art competitions
  • Criteria of scoring

Student will learn any of the following latte art patterns with various difficulties in class, and have time to self-practise under the guidance of teachers.

Basic pattern:

1 1 1 1

Intermediate pattern:

1 1 1 1 1

Advanced pattern:

1 1 1

Use of color in latte art patterns:

1 1


Assessment Description Weighting
Test 1

Practical: Latte art demonstration of

5 selected patterns

Test 2 30 Multiple Choice Questions (30 minutes) 30%

Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the assessments with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded a "Certificate for Module (Latte Art Skills)" within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.


Corporate training or private group training can be arranged. Please contact Programme Team (Tel: 2867 8483 or email: for details.

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  • 30 hours
    3 hours per session; 1-2 sessions per day

Class Details

upcoming classes

Application Code Date Time Tutor Test Deadline
(Confirmed class)

28 August 2024

4 September 2024

5 September 2024

2 October 2024

9 October 2024

16 October 2024

23 October 2024

30 October 2024

6 November 2024

13 November 2024 (Wednesday)

7:00pm- 10:00pm

Mr Kwan Lam

supplemented with
English materials)

13 November 2024 31 July 2024


(For Members of HKFEW)

14 August 2024
15 August 2024
16 August 2024
19 August 2024
20 August 2024

10:00am- 5:00pm

Mr Kwan Lam

supplemented with
English materials)

20 August 2024 4 August 2024
  • The programme team reserves the right to change the above timetable if necessary.
  • All classes are subject to sufficient enrolment.


Our Coffee Tutor



Mr. Kwan Lam

Kwan is a professional barista and has been working as a barista for over seven years. He is very passionate about coffee and especially Latte Art. He is a professional coffee consultant and latte art trainer, who focuses on training junior barista so that they can improve their latte art skills and get good results in the competitions. Kwan has also been a Judge for multiple Hong Kong Latte art competitions. He wishes to share Latte Art with more systematic way. No matter baristas and home brewers, they can improve their understandings on the theory of Latte Art after the class.

Kwan also participated in different latte art competitions around the world and won several times of champion. He is also the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up of the Hong Kong Latte Art Championship in recent years. 

Competition Awards:

DM x TOFE Latte Art Throwdown 2023 - Champion
Blossom Latte Art Throwdown 2023 - Champion
WPM x Loveramics Latte Art Throwdown 2022 - Champion
Hong Kong Latte Art Championship 2022 - 3rd place
Hong Kong Latte Art Championship 2021 - 2nd  place
Pause It Free Pour Latte Art Throwdown 2021 - Champion
Why50 Wave Pattern Throwdown - Champion
HKYLAC Visual Judge 2022
HKYLAC Visual Judge 2023


Course Fee
  • HK$10,900 per programme inclusive of:
    1.) Learning materials in English
    2.) Coffee tasting and hands-on practice

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall not have any health problems that make them unfit for coffee tasting.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Latte Art Skills)
COURSE CODE 43C159157 FEES $10,900 ENQUIRY 2867-8483
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Latte Art Skills)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3])


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Enrolment Method

Application Code:

2240-1111AW Apply Now
2240-1113AW (For Members of HKFEW) Apply Now
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.