Friday, September 28, 2012

National coffee day

It's national coffee day tmr. I'm going to celebrate by cracking this bag from Handsome Roasters, Honduras.

How will you celebrate tomorrow?

I've been blessed over the past couple of weeks to be doing lots of coffee related meetings and events. To more adventures

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spent some time in La

Been away from the blog for a while, that's because I was in La, went to many great places!!

Will write it up soon.
For now I need to catch up on how to dress for the fall

Sunday, September 9, 2012

CNBC 2012; Canadian National Barista Championship

The Coffee & Tea Show 

Beyond the exhibitors; at the back of Hall 1 at the International Centre out in Mississauga... is where 14 of the best barista (those that competited on the circuit) have gathered to fight for the title and prestige to represent Canada at the WBC 2013 in Melbourne.

After 8 hours straight of competition....

Top 6 - that have made the final tomorrow.
(in no particular order of their scoring)
Georgina Henry - Dark Horse (Detour Coffee)
Jeremy Ho - Phil & Sebastian Coffee
Ben Put - Phil & Sebastian Coffee
Cole Torode - Cafe Rosso
Randy Hogg - Bridgehead
Sameer Mohammed - Farenheit Coffee (Te Aro)

Quick note:  several top 4 regional finishers decided not to participate in the National Barista Championship; most notably some on the West coast 49th, and Transcend (no repeat roastery winner)

Should be a great finals tomorrow; starting at 12PM.
Winners announced shortly after

Friday, September 7, 2012

Canadian coffee and tea show.

It's back. Out at the international center in Mississauga.

Seminar lectures trade show competitions

I'll keep you updated.