Friday, July 1, 2011

Central Canadian Barista Championships (CCBC) + Coffee Expo

Attention local Coffee heads, geeks, and fans

Central Canadian Barista Competition & Coffee Expo 2011 is descending upon us in Toronto.

Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday July 6th we'll see 20 Barista compete for the coveted title of Regional Champ, along with one of 5 spots at the National Comps held in YVR (Vancouver) Oct 2-3rd.

What you'll need to know about the two-day event.
Location: 92 Front Street East
                 St. Lawrence Market - North building

TUESDAY July 5th - 9AM
Barista Competition (20) - 9-5/6PM (competition schedule to be posted Monday)
Latte Art preliminary round - 10-12 and 2-4pm
Cup Tasters preliminary rounds throughout the day
Barista Party at Merchants of Green Coffee - 8pm

WEDNESDAY July 6th - 9AM
Barista Competition - Finals - 11-3pm (top 6 competitors)
Latte Art Milk and Soy Final Rounds between 2 and 4
Cup Tasters Final Rounds between 2 and 4
Announcement of winners 3:30(ish)

Barista Competition:
Each competitor must prepare and serve 12 separate espresso beverages: 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos, and 4 "signature" drinks of their own creation. Competitors have only fifteen minutes to prepare all twelve drinks and are judged by a distinguished panel of local food and coffee experts.  The judges will assess various elements of the competitors performance, including station cleanliness, taste, beverage presentation, technical skills and total impression.

Cup Tasters Championship:
A showcase of a coffee cupper’s ability to demonstrate their speed, skill and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.

Each round consists of 3 competitors racing against each other and the clock (8 minutes)
8 triangle set (3 cups) are placed in front of 3 (head-to-head) competitors.
In each triangle, two cups are identical, one is different. 
Using skills of smell, taste, memory and concentration, the competitor will try to identify the odd cup out in the triangles, in the shortest time possible. After eight minutes, the round stops and the competitor discovers how many correct done by lifting their selections to reveal whether or not it has a mark on the bottom of the cup.

12 competitors compete in 4 heats (3 competitor s per heat)
Top 3 competitors advance to the final round on Wednesday. 
Competitor with the most correct selection in the least amount of time wins.

More information:
Coffees SponsorAll Coffee Roasters, We would love to get your support for the event.  This is a great event to feature your coffee and your company.   The sponsorship cost is $150 plus two coffees for the competition, 8lb of each coffee.   Please also provide the information and tasting note for your coffee submitted. For sponsorship please contact or  416-848-0718 x91 with your name, phone number, and company

If you wish to volunteer e-mail:

Hope to see you at the Expo

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