Advanced Barista Skills

Taking your barista skills one step further.

Ready to take your barista skills to the next level? Making coffee is easy when you know the mechanics. Making superior coffee requires attention to detail and expert knowledge.

This Advanced Barista Skills Workshop is aimed at the experienced cafe barista or speciality café owner. If you already know how to ‘sling-a-chino’ and you’re looking to improve your coffee making performance, this 2.5 hour session will show you how with a personalised one-to-one skills workshop. In this practical session, multi-award-winning barista, Craig Simon will teach you the science of coffee extraction, and how you can use this knowledge to manipulate flavours to perfect your own consistently superb coffee.



A one-to-one workshop with Australia’s only 3-times Barista Champion.

Contact us to organise your workshop date and time. 

What you’ll learn:

This is an exclusive one-to-one workshop of 2.5 hours, unlike other training classes available. Prior to the workshop Craig Simon will work with you to develop a unique  program that is tailored to your individual learning objectives.  This is not a generic course. Your workshop is planned and prepared so you receive the training that you need to achieve your Barista technique goals.

It is not just any instructor.

Criteria coffee founder Craig Simon is Australia’s only three times National Barista Campion, 2012, 2014,2018 and Australia’s first Q-Grade Instructor. Craig has spent in excess of 15 years acquiring knowledge in every aspect of the coffee industry and is regarded as one of Australia’s leading coffee professionals.

Where to find us:

Conveniently located 10 min from the CBD,  reserved parking is available on site ( rear of the building, spaces marked #37) or unreserved on-street parking.  There are also various public transport options available.  Click here to see where we are located.

How to book:

This is a unique chance to refine your skills, guided by one of Australia’s leading coffee professionals. Bookings are by arrangement. To secure your workshop, contact us here to organise your preferred workshop date and time. Note that all workshops are for a 2.5 hour duration.

The finer notes:

This is an exclusive and personalised ‘one to one’ workshop. A rare opportunity to learn from one of the best.

All equipment and coffee is supplied. There is no need for you to bring any equipment along.

Please note that session times/places are limited. Please request your preferred workshop date/time during your payment check out.  Criteria Coffee will try to accommodate all date/times requests, however due to the individualised nature of the workshop some flexibility in session dates/times is requested.

If you can not attend your confirmed workshop, please inform us with at least 48hrs notice, so we can transfer your attendance to another date/time. In the event that you do not attend your confirmed workshop, or less than 48 hour cancellation notice is given, please note that refunds can not be provided.