Sanremo Canada has been named the Official Machine Partner of the 2022 – 2025 Canadian Barista Championships.

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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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Free admission to watch the competition

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SCA organized 2nd qualifiers competition in Calgary

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!

National Barista Championship 2019

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2017 Canadian Barista Championship

The 2017 Canadian Barista Championship will be taking place at the Ritchie Market in Edmonton, AB from Saturday, October 14th to Sunday, October 15th!

Come cheer on some of Canada’s finest baristas as they vie for the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Barista Championships in Seoul, South Korea this November!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please visit:

Good luck to all the competitors, see you in Edmonton!

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East Coast Coffee Madness 2017!

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East Coast Coffee Madness 2017, Montreal


The East Coast Coffee Madness is a one-day event, built for the coffee community around the vision ‘Meet + Learn + Grow’.

Their mission: gather the growing coffee community in Montreal, around workshops, speakers, and a coffee competition, in a simple and casual format. The third edition of the ECCM will be held in Montreal on October 22, 2017, at  Société des arts technologiques [SAT].

It will be an opportunity for members of the coffee community to come together and learn, discover new products, build friendly and business connections around workshops and speakers.

This unique and original event will attract coffee amateurs, baristas, roasters, suppliers, and enthusiasts from the Canadian East Coast and North East U.S.

Click on the link below for more information and don’t miss this event or click here to get tickets.

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