About Us

TP COFFEE ACADEMY PTY (LTD)

 

“Taking your coffee education to the next level!”


The focus point of our business is to offer people and businesses within the coffee industry, a wide range of specialised coffee courses, with the objective of improving coffee standards and employment opportunities.

At the same time, we would like to upskill those who seek employment, with accredited certification and skills, enabling them to find employment both locally and globally, while working towards reducing the current unemployment rate in South Africa.

The term “TP”, which is included in the company name, has a certain significance within the coffee industry and is also known as the term “Turning Point”. During the coffee roasting process, after the unroasted green coffee beans have entered the roaster, the roaster preheats the green coffee at room temperature. The temperature will then drop quickly, but soon at the time when the temperature starts to rise again, is called the “Turning Point”. This term adds value to the business name, as it emphasis the importance of the time when an individual in a situation starts to change in an important and positive way! Through these developmental and fundamental changes, you are able to progress towards a successful future!

We offer a range of competency coffee related courses, as well as SCA (Speciality Coffee Association) Internationally accredited courses, giving our students the extra edge of maximising their opportunities within the trade, both locally and globally.

TP Coffee Academy consist of award winning team of coffee professionals, who strive for excellence and have years of experience within the trade. We focus on the very key fundamentals of mentorship and help each student reach their full potential and success within the industry.

Our Values



Integrity | Passion | Sustainability | Honesty | Consistency | Excellence | Respect



Christopher Abrahams
Director & Founder


  • 5 x National Latte Art Finalist
  • 2 x South African Latte Art Champion
  • 2 x WLAC Competitor (2018 & 2019)
  • Certified AST Trainer
  • The Coffee Magazine Barista Trainer of The Year Nominee 2020 & 2021
  • MilkLab Barista Battle 2023 National Championship South African Champion


  

Christopher Abrahams started working in the coffee industry in 2012, where he quickly developed passion for the industry. With studies in electrical engineering, marketing, business and law, he was able to utelise his skills very well, while developing as a coffee professional. During his journey he was fortunate to work in a variety of different sectors such as FMCG, Retail forecourts and the B2B sector, while forefilling roles in technical, sales, training, brand management and key account management. In 2018 and 2019 Christopher gained the title of the South African Latte Art Champion, who then represented Sourth Africa at the World Latte Art Championships in both years. This was held in Brazil during 2018 and Germany during 2019. He has become the first and only South African to become a 5 time national latte art finalist. As an AST trainer and with his dedication to coffee education, he remains focussed to contiously grow within the coffee industry.

This was held in Brazil during 2018 and Germany during 2019. He has become the first and only South African to become a 5 time national latte art finalist. As an AST trainer and with his dedication to coffee education, he remains focussed to contiously grow within the coffee industry. 

Christopher believes that his business, TP Coffee Academy, is able to add value to the industry by providing a premium coffee educational service to all coffee professionals, who aquire the relevant skills to succeed within the industry.