Date: June 14, 2012
The votes are in and the java is flowing!
We are pleased to announce the final results of the 2012 Western Canadian Regional Barista Championship, held June 1-3 at the host sponsor event EAT Vancouver.
It was a great weekend for all things culinary, as attendees had a chance to sample the best of Vancouver food and drink and witness a multitude of culinary championships held on various stages.
Over 30,000 visitors to the newly renovated BC Place Stadium witnessed a hotly contested event as baristas battled nerves and one another to make four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four specialty drinks, all in the space of only 15 minutes.
Congratulations to all involved and good luck to the top 4 finalists, who will go on to represent the Western Canadian region at the Canadian Barista Championship, Sept 9-10, at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show in Toronto.
|1.||Kyle Straw, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Vancouver||606.5|
|2.||Grahame Bouvier, Fernwood Coffee, Victoria||595.5|
|3.||Alan Vuong, Caffe Artigiano, Vancouver||528.0|
|4.||James St. Clark, Kafka’s Coffee and Tea, Vancouver||516.0|
|**Top 4 advance to Nationals**|
|5.||Tristan Mapstone, Discovery Coffee, Victoria||508|
|6.||Daniel Houghton, Cafe Motivo, Kamloops||429.5|
This is the first of four regional barista competitions to be held across Canada this year.
For more details on the rest of 2012 Canadian Barista Championship competition schedule,
please go to http://canadianbaristaacademy.com/barista.htm
The Canadian champion will go on to represent Canada at the World Barista Championship in 2013, with the location to be announced later this month, at the 2012 WBC in Vienna, Austria!
About the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show:
The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show is designed to meet the needs of independent coffee & tea retailers, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, chain operators and buyers. The show offers an extensive educational program geared to new entrepreneurs, independents and chain operators alike. It also features the country’s largest industry trade show, showcasing products and services from North America and around the world, the Canadian Barista Championship and the annual Canadian Cup Taster Championship.
For more information and to register for the event: www.coffeeteashow.ca
For sponsorship and exhibitor enquiries contact Michael Cronin at 866-688-0504 x 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org