Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CCBC: Day 1 Report

2011 Central Regional Barista Compeition and Coffee Expo

(just happened that Alex was on stage with his Sig drink: Red Eye- during my brief visit)
(Full list of finalist after the jump)

Top 6 Finalists - starting at 11AM. (thru this live stream)

NAME    -- Affiliation   (Roaster - Beans)

Kate Fraser -     Cafe Pyrus  (Reunion Island - Cannonball - Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Peru, Columbian)
Alex Castellani - LIT Espresso (Stumptown - SO Ethiopian Duromina)
                           Red fruit and intensely floral aromatics open the floodgates for a dynamic coffee filled                               with raspberry and Asian pear flavors with a smooth, buttery finish like a macadamia.
Matt Songberg - Independent (Social - Ethiopian Sidamo Ardi)
Sameer Mohamed -  Fahrenheit Coffee (Te Aro: SO Kenyan Kandara)
Tyler Mastantuano - Te Aro (TeAro Brazil Fazenda Delarisse)
Geoff Woodley - Detour Coffee Roasters (Detour: SO Guatamelan Finca El Limonar)
                                                              Milk chocolate, Raspberries
 **Great to see 5 out fo the 6 finalist using local GTA roasters**

ALSO tomorrow will be Central Regional Cup Tasters Competition (2011) 9AM

Congratulations to all of the 18 that competitors today.
Thank you to all the vendors, and the volunteers that are keeping the event organized.
Thank you to the organizers!

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