2012 Canadian Barista Regional Championships

This year four regional competitions will take place starting with the Western Regional in Vancouver, Central Regional in Toronto, Prairie Regional in Calgary and Eastern Regional in Victoriaville. The events will feature each region’s best baristas demonstrating the art of making the perfect espresso drinks and competing for the regional barista championship title.

The top three finalists in each regional will qualify for the Canadian National Barista Championship held at The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show in Toronto on September 9 & 10, 2012 at the International Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
During both the National and Regional competitions, each competitor will be expected to prepare and serve 12 separate espresso beverages: 4 espresso, 4 cappuccinos, and 4 “signature” drinks of their own creation. Competitors have only 15 minutes to prepare all 12 drinks and are judged on various elements including station cleanliness, taste, beverage presentation, technical skills and total impression by a distinguished panel of local judges from the foodservice industry.
The eventual winner of the Canadian National Championship will represent Canada at the 2013 World Barista Championship.
All the competitors will receive great prizes for participating as well as valuable experience.
The events are open to the public.
For information and to register to compete visit www.baristacanada.com and www.baristacanada.com/registration
Canadian Regional Barista Championships Schedule:
Western Canadian Regional Barista Championship 
June 1-3, 2012

EAT! Vancouver
BC Place Stadium,
777 Pacific Boulevard,
Vancouver, BC
V6B 4Y8
Central Canadian Regional Barista Championship
July 24-25, 2012
St. Lawrence Market North
92 Front St. East
Toronto, ON
Prairie Canadian Regional Barista Championship
July 13-16
, 2012
Fratello Coffee Roasters
4021 9 St SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 3C7
Eastern Canadian Regional Barista Championship
August 10 & 11, 2012
Café Méridien
505 Boul. Jutras Est.,
Victoriaville, QC
G6P 7H4