Events & Classes

2020 NATIONAL BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS
LOCATION: VICTORIA, BC
DATES: MARCH 13 - 15

The National Barista Competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a national audience with an annual national event that serves as the culmination of the Eastern and Western competition. Competitors each prepare 4 espressos, 4 milk drinks, and 4 original signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15-minute performance.

The winner of this year’s national competition will move on to the 2020 World Championship in Melbourne, Australia, May 4 -7.

The competition is open to the public, and is hosted at the Discovery roasterie - 2550 Rock Bay Avenue.

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OTTAWA COFFEE FEST
LOCATION: OTTAWA, ON
DATES: MARCH 21 - 22

The Ottawa Coffee Fest is a volunteer-run community-based initiative founded by a small team of coffee lovers taking place at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park.

Their goal is to bring people together to experience and celebrate the unique offerings of local roasters while learning about the coffee industry through a series of insightful talks and workshops.

In addition to supporting local roasters, they believe in giving back to the community. Every year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local social/charitable cause.

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