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Coffee association sponsors competitions at Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

September 28, 2015
By Canadian Vending


Vancouver – The Coffee Association of Canada will sponsor both the Canadian Barista Championship and the Canadian Latte Art Championship, taking place at The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show Oct. 4-5, 2015 in Vancouver.

“As the leading voice in the Canadian coffee industry, we feel it is important to be actively involved not only in The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show itself, but also in the national championship events for baristas,” said Lesya Balych-Cooper, interim president of the association, in a news release. “The passion, creativity, and professionalism exhibited in the national competitions are tremendously impressive, and clearly elevate the craft of the barista in Canada, as well as coffee as a beverage.”

Balych-Cooper will also be moderating a “Be-coffee-up-to-date” panel on Sunday Oct. 4, at 11:15 a.m., featuring industry veterans John Neate of JJ Bean, Dave Ovenell of Bunn Canada and James Zannet of Gerhards Importers as they discuss the latest news, trends, fads and industry movements as well as the top ways for retail operators to improve their businesses.