Western Regional Barista Championship, August 29,30

August 18, 2009

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August 29,30 at:

Da Vinci Center
195 Bay Street
Victoria, BC V9A 3K4
(250) 383-8041


Contest will run from 9-5  August 29, and 9-3 August 30  Pacific Standard time, PST

Live Streaming: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2009-western-regional-canadian-barista-championship-victoria-august-29-30

Schedule of events: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc52xwqj_3c5vmsjfd

Competitor list as of August 19

Kathleen Greenfield Discovery Coffee Victoria
John Ohrn Hines Public Market Vancouver
Ian Sudbeck-Reid Habit Coffee & Culture Victoria
Ken Gordon Street Level Espresso Victoria
Robert Kettner Fernwood Coffee Company Victoria
Miriam Cook Baked Cafe Whitehorse
Spencer Viehweger JJ Bean Coffee Roasters Vancouver
Steven Gilmet JJ Bean Coffee Roasters Vancouver
Garrath Morgan Canterbury Coffee Victoria
Chantel Welsh Salt Spring Coffee Company Salt Spring Island
Kyle Straw Cafe Artigiano Vancouver
Derek Lukas Buon Amici Victoria
George Giannakis crema cafe Vancouver

British Columbia’s and the Yukon’s best baristas battle it out to see who will wear the crown vacated by 2008 Western Canadian Champion, Sammy Piccolo.  Last year Sammy went on to win Gold at the Canadian Nationals, and Silver in the World Barista Championship.  Who will fill his shoes?

Hosted by Reg Barber and Machine & Beans, this is the first time the event has been held in Victoria.   The top three will advance to the 2009 Canadian National Barista Championships , Oct 14,15 in Vancouver.

Come watch as the mainlanders invade Vancouver Island.