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Canadian National Barista Competition
What a crazy day! 15 of Canada's top barista's competed today with the closest results today. We have yet to be given any scores, but the judges mentioned that these were the most talented barista's to ever compete in Canada.
What we do know is that Joel May from Fratello Coffee has made it to the finals, and is ranked in the top 6 of Canada.
Tomorrow we will find out who will be the 2009 Canadian champion. It is going to be a very tight competition!!!
Stay tuned, and join us on UStream.com to watch this event live.
National Canadian Barista Competition
On October 14th, Fratello's Joel May will be competiting again in the National Canadian Barista Competition. Last year Joel finished 3rd overall in Canada, so this year we are all cheering for him to become #1.
This is a very challenging competition that takes a lot of work and constant practice. Joel will be competing with barista's from around Canada who have each earned the chance to compete for the chance to go to London England next year with hopes of becoming the World's top barista.
Over the past few months barista's have been competing across Canada in Regional Competitions and only the top 3 from each region are guaranteed a spot in the Nationals. Shaw TV did a feature on the Prarie Regional's held at Fratello Coffee early September. Please watch this video which helps explain what the competition is about.