Any coffee shop must have men and women behind the scene that make the cup of coffee you take give you that taste-these are the Baristas. They do not just wake up in the day and make that coffee, they acquire professional skills. Tourism Institute of East Africa does just that-equipping them with professional Barista skills. The Professional level is aimed at the baristas with considerable experience as it takes a scientific and managerial perspective to coffee and making espresso-based drinks. This module allows one gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself and build on their practical skills for milk technique and latte art; not to mention health and safety, customer service and basic business. By providing this world-class education platform, Tourism Institute of East Africa believes that this will have a significant impact on the local coffee industry and will raise the standards in coffee training.