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Barista Championship Western Qualifiers

We are preparing for the competition in Calgary on the 17th to 19th of January 2020 with the help of our co-sponsors Water for Coffee (@waterforcoffee), Mahlkonig USA (@mahlkonigusa) and Genius Coffee N’ Espresso Equipment (@geniuscoffee). Also, a great host sponsor, Eightounce (@eightouncecoffee) is preparing everything for all of us to have an amazing experience.  
Sanremo Canada Cafe Racer Official machine for the Canadian Barista Championship

Official machine for the Canadian Barista Competition

Come and see some of Canada’s finest baristas and find out who will qualify for the National Championships in March.
All competitors will be performing on the Sanremo Cafe Racer, an industry leader in quality, style, innovation, and technology.
We hope to have you join us at this amazing event to see some of the country’s best baristas compete on the best espresso machine!
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Fun facts about the competition

  1. The Sanremo Cafe Racer is a machine-building for accuracy and to make coffee taste different. With the Cafe Racer, a barista can adjust temperature, pressure or pre-infusion. But in competition, the machine is running in a very basic setting.
  2. In competition, the barista has 15 minutes to make 12 drinks distributed in 3 courses. Well, making the drinks they have to present the coffee to the judges by rehearsing a scripted story. This competition requires barista skills, memory skills all combined in a theatrical act. The presentation is in front of 7 judges.
  3. The Western qualifiers are actually the 2nd Canadian qualifier. Baristas in Canada from coast to coast can take part. So this is not a Western Qualifier but a qualifier.
  4. Calgary has 7 competitors out of 16.
  5. In the competition, you can only use cow milk. Even vegan competitors can not use alternative milks. If they do the drink will not be judged and the competitor will lose the points. In the 2019 season, a competitor made the point that alternative milk can taste like cow milk. He presented to the end where he then disclosed the secretive ingredient!
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How one dream led to another dream and became the way of life

Where, who and what?

At Sanremo Coffee Machines Canada, Eugenio Adiletta built from the grounds up what he describes as the roots of coffee technician culture.  It all started with the quest to find out why does he do what he does.  It’s easy to say what you do when you’re just selling something and it’s easy to just sell something by giving a random value, especially a low one.  But that’s not what he wanted to do.  The value of something does not only come from the cutting edge technology and provoking lines like the Sanremo machines have, but also from the soul, you give what you sell.  

What is the value of a coffee maker?

The value to the owner/barista buying the machines in Canada is from what they want to learn.  That’s from where he started searching for the real reason he was doing what he was doing and found the “Why”.  The base of the ideology is the believe in developing and establishing relationships with customers and suppliers by sharing, giving and inspiring with consistent service and support.  

Where did Eugenio go from there?

All this brought Eugenio to share his passion of the technical knowledge of machines to everyone and anyone.  The more he built on this, the more he moved into the Specialty Coffee territory. By sharing with people his knowledge of machines, they would share their coffee knowledge.  

What made the change?

After taking coffee classes in barista, brewing, roasting, sensory and green coffee, he understood the importance of how all these disciplines interacted with each other and he started creating a Coffee Tech curriculum to certify people from baristas backgrounds to become Pro-Baristas for Sanremo Canada, from professional technicians to become Sanremo Canada trained technicians. Equipping the technicians with a solid knowledge of coffee means they wouldn’t just be changing parts on machines but they would be helping machine owners bring their coffee to next level.  

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How is the change going to effect down the coffee chain?

All this creates a network to help the most people possible to do better in their cafes so they can have the possibility to offer better coffee at better value, just like the machines.  His contribution to the industry is to reach the coffee growers, by helping the baristas do more with what they have so more coffees are being sold and the farmers are earning more because better beans are being purchased to achieve better taste profiles.  


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Why Choose a Sanremo Coffee Machine?

Hear it from the Barista/Cafe Owner

The following video is from some of the top cafés in Toronto.  We interviewed them to know “what we are doing right” and what made them want to own a Sanremo espresso machine.

Who are we?

We are Sanremo Canada, the factory direct distributor of Sanremo Coffee Machine s.p.a. (Italy) – the manufacture of big hit machines like the Opera and the Café Racer.  The Sanremo machines are some of the best looking machine in the industry, built with cutting edge technology from baristas to baristas.

Why  “WHY”?

The “why” is our way to look at what we do from the inside out.  Start from the heart… the soul. Where did this all started… from a dream and you can read all about it here


Because our machines mean design and not only of your café but of your dream to own a café.  Hear what the people have to say….

Why we do it?
We want to develop and establish a positive relationship with our customers and suppliers. Developing coffee knowledge in our local community by helping our customers to know everything that there is to know about coffee, from choosing the right bean selection to knowing the right water pressure to get the perfect espresso.

What do we do ?
Consistent service and support that we have been providing since 2007. We are an industry leader. Supporting, servicing and selling the best equipments and parts, we are committed to keep providing an excellent service to become the first choice for purchasing and repairing coffee machines.

How is it done ?
Sharing our passion – we know that making great coffee is both an art and science, and that the ultimate drinking experience starts with proper brewing methods and top-quality machinery.
Giving knowledge – we can take you through the details of the espresso making processes, adjust your equipment, and help you choose the best machine to suit your needs.
Inspiring – Our team has the in-depth knowledge to give our customers everything they need to make the best espresso drinks possible and inspire memorable conversations.


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