2012 Prairie Regional Barista Competition

May 28, 2012

We are very proud to announce the 2012 Prairie Coffee Show – July 13th to 16th.  This year, we are taking the event to the next level.  We listened to the feedback from last year and will be expanding on the very popular customer workshops.  We also took a big step and will be taking the opportunity to bring industry folks from across the prairies and creating a forum for sharing of ideas and collaboration.

We are proud to announce that 2007 World Barista Champion James Hoffmann ( will be joining us to lead our industry forum.  Big thanks to Anette and Square Mile Coffee Roasters for lending James to us for a few days.

Finally, in an effort to build and strengthen the prairie region barista community, we will be hosting barista workshops led by James and our past two Canadian Barista Champions (Rob Kettner 2010, Josh Hockin 2011).

We are also honored to be welcoming back Brent Fortune of Coffee Common for the very popular customer workshops.  This year, we will be holding more sessions in order to accommodate the overwhelming popularity of the workshops.

Below is a schedule of events. Please stay tuned for announcements with details of the customer workshops, industry forum, barista workshops and the 2012 Prairie Regional Barista Competition.

Friday, July 13th
7:00 PM – Barista jam @ Phil & Sebastian Marda Loop

Saturday July 14th
8:30 AM – 2012 Regional Barista Championship held here at our Fratello Roasterie
9:00 AM – Coffee Common Workshops held here at our Fratello Roasterie
12:00 PM – Food truck round-up lunch
5:00 PM – Competition Awards Presentation

Sunday July 15th
Industry Forum (Industry only) held here at our Fratello Roasterie

Monday, July 16th
Barista Workshops (Industry only) held at Phil & Sebastian Roasterie

Stay tuned for more details and information about the Workshops, Industry Form and Barista Workshops by visiting: