Thursday, July 18, 2013

Results; CCBC 2013

Canadian Barista Competition Cycle begins:

The 2013 competition cycle is in full swing with the Central Region Barista Competition concluding over a two-day affair at Hart House in Toronto.

A list of 18 competitors competed to dethrone Detours Geoff Woodley, and boy was the competition stiff. With many familiar competitors and a slew of new faces, it would be difficult to predict who'd take the crown.

The results are in;
1. Momiji Kishi from Detour Coffee (formerly Dark Horse) - 632
2. Georgina Henry, Dark Horse - 575
3. Brett Johnston, Crafted Coffee (Te Aro) -567.50
4. Geoff Woodley, Detour Coffee - 542

Momiji pure elation on her face is priceless.

Congratulations all competitors and to the organizing committee.

 [photo courtsey of CCBC; (l-r: Geoff Woodley, Brett Johnston, Momiji Kishi, Georgia Henry)]

Catch Momiji performance here; starting at 5:15.
The sound is not super crisp, but you can make out a majority of her rountine.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Canadian central barista competition

Competitors announced. 

Mr. Woodley will be defending his title, with many familiar competitors such as Sameer from Fahrenheit, Laurence from Crema and the comeback of Momiji representing Detour this year.

It'll be exciting to see the first competitor of the day: Chris from Pilot, I'm going out on a limb, but expecting to see his copper designed kettles (Monarch Methods).

Competition starts Tueaday July 16th at Hart House, runs two days.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cold brewing; Status of Toronto (pending)

Cold brew is not new, but over the course of the hot months, I'm going to be showcasing the best the city has.....

While you wait, check out what Kyle Wilson of beanlink, and manager of Rooster King St. East says. (article)