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Australian Barista Champion Heads Advanced Barista Training

Craig Simon On the Road for Veneziano

Australian Barista Champion Craig Simon of Veneziano Coffee Roasters will conduct a series of training roadshows across Australia during November, aimed at serious baristas with 12 months’ minimum industry experience looking to advance their skills and knowledge and enter official barista competitions.

The four hour intensive course is designed to help participants understand how to unlock the potential of their coffee and equipment whilst demonstrating just how reliant the end coffee results are on their barista skills. The budding barista champions will also learn the secrets to success in coffee competitions!

The seminars are only available to a maximum of eight baristas per session, in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne at the various First Pour and Veneziano Coffee Roasters venues. Participants will receive course certification upon passing.

A licenced Q Grader with over six years’ experience in coffee skills and knowledge as a barista, cup taster, roaster and competitor, Craig’s sessions will cover:
* Overview of coffee production and regions
* Roasting techniques and effects on cup characteristics
* Equipment calibration using Australian competition equipment
* Advanced barista tips
* Analysis of Craig’s winning competition blend
* Understanding the process of creating the right blend for competitions

Competition approved equipment is kindly being provided by sponsors Nuova Simonelli with the Aurelia II espresso machine, Espresso Mechanics are providing the Compact Grinder and Brita water filters are also on board. BeanScene and GRAM are promoting the events online and via print.

Brisbane: 19 November
Sydney: 21 November
Canberra: 23 November
Adelaide: 26 November
Melbourne: 28 November

Time: 4pm - 8pm

Cost: $300 per person.
*book early, a maximum of only eight baristas per class.

If you have any further enquiries please email Craig at training@venezianocoffee.com.au
Or book at: trainingwww.venezianocoffee.com.au/training
Additional information:

Veneziano Coffee Roasters - specialty roasters, supporter of direct trade and with producers and cooperatives, onsite world class barista training school, First Pour cafés espresso bars and coffee showrooms, home of Australian barista, latte art, cupping and roasting champions and licenced Q cupper, recipient of countless awards and proud supplier to over 500 of Australia’s best cafes.

The First Pours are located at:
SA - 111 Melbourne Road, Adelaide
QLD - 369 Montague Road, West End Brisbane
VIC - 26 Bond Street, Abbotsford