Nuova Simonelli is again our official espresso machine sponsor for all 2013 Canadian barista competitions, and is providing Aurelia espresso machines. Portafilter baskets will be the stock Nuova Simonelli baskets.
(more model information : http://www.nuovasimonelli.it/en/products/traditional-machines/aurelia/aurelia-competizione )
Mahlkonig is the official grinder sponsor for the 2013 Canadian National Barista Competition, being held at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show in Vancouver, October 20-21st, 2013. Mahlkonig is generously supplying WBC model K30 Vario Espresso Grinders for the National Competition. Use of the K30 grinder will be required for the 2013 National Canadian Barista Championship (and will also be required for the Eastern and Prairie 2013 Regionals).
(more model information : http://www.mahlkoenig.com/us_products/K30-Vario-Single-Espresso-Grinder-WBC-USBC-.html )