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Darkstar Coffee Training Academy

Mastering Coffee with Passion

The Darkstar Training Academy has been developed to offer critical training in essential areas of coffee. You may ask why should I choose Darkstar though? Aside from being a company led by some pretty passionate coffee aficionados, all courses have been tailored to ensure you have the most enjoyable and informative experience possible; providing a welcoming environment, with state-of-the-art equipment and training led by some of the most experienced and talented baristas in the country. We aim to support and nurture enthusiasts, baristas and cafes in reaching their goals, whatever they may be, and providing courses that can excite, grow and enhance your skills.


Darkstar is delighted to have Barista Champion Andy Tseng on board. A coffee expert and trainer, Andy is well-known in both WA and national coffee circles, with success in competitions since 2015. He holds three Regional Latte Art Championships and has ranked top 10 nationally in Australian Speciality Coffee Association's latte art competition. With extensive coffee knowledge, Andy is keen to mentor both newcomers and experienced baristas. Known for his approachability and warmth, Andy creates a relaxed, enjoyable environment in his classes.

Some of Andy’s achievements include:  

  • ASCA WA Latte Art 2015 - Runner up.
  • ASCA WA/SA Latte Art 2016 - Champion.
  • Milk Lab Latte Art Competition 2016 - Champion.
  • ASCA WA/SA Latte Art 2018 - Runner up.
  • ASCA WA/SA Latte Art 2019 - Champion.
  • ASCA WA/SA Latte Art 2020 - Champion.
  • Top 10 in ASCA Ranking Nation Wide.

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