The field may have been small, but the competition was fierce. CJ Yang of 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, and Edmond Keung of Moving Coffee, duelled it out head to head in three separate rounds of espresso, cappuccino and signature drinks at the Western Regional this Wednesday.
In the end, CJ narrowly edged out Edmond , making CJ Yang our 2015 Western Regional Barista Champion!
The quality of the performances were exceptional, and both of them will represent the Western region well at the Canadian National Barista Championship that will be held at Oct 4-5 at the Coffee tea show.
You can volunteer on baristacanada if you would like a front row seat!