Espuccino » Barista Competition

By: Espuccino  09-12-2011
Keywords: barista, Art Workshop, Business Seminar

Espuccino » Barista Competition

Wednesday May 21, 2008

Here’s the URL:

So, if your in Calgary - you should come to Fratello and hang out (open to the public)…and if you can’t watch it in person then make sure you check in to see who the next rock stars will be!

Wednesday May 14, 2008

We’ve received our first (of 3) Nuova Simonelli Aurelia Competition espresso machines. These machines have several modifications on them to increase the temperature stability of the machine and have been calibrated at the factory for a brew temperature of 200F.

I used my Scace2 to confirm the calibration and this is what I’m reading.

  1. Without purging, I get an immediate initial temperature of 198F
  2. After 3oz of water, the temperature is at 200F
  3. The hottest the water got was 201F

The pump pressure is set to 9Bar

This machine also has modified steam tips.

Thursday Apr 24, 2008

We have confirmed that the barista competition is open to the public and there is no charge to watch (we will be taking donations for ). So, mark your calendars and join us for a great time and to watch the best barista’s in the Prairies go head to head.

Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

Location: Espuccino Imports 
4021 9th St. SE Calgary
Alberta T2G 3C7

Monday, May 26, 2008  
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Barista Level I: Beginner Barista Workshop
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Barista level II: Advanced Barista Workshop

Tuesday, May 27, 2008  
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Level III: Expert Barista & Latte Art Workshop
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Opening a Successful Coffee Business Seminar
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Coffee Cupping Workshop

Monday Apr 14, 2008


  • Barista Jam: May 17th
  • Judges Certification Workshop: May 23rd
  • Competition Qualifying Rounds (16 competitors): May 24th 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Finals & Award Presentation (8 competitors): May 25th 10:00am to 2:00pm

We highly recommend that if you are interested in competing - that you sign up quickly as there is a maximum of 16 compeditors.



Monday Mar 31, 2008

Well its about time!

This coming May 24th - 25th, Espuccino will be hosting the first ever Prairie Regional Barista Competition. This is an event sanctioned by the Canadian Barista Academy and the winners of the PRBC will go on to compete in the Canadian National Barista Championship with that winner representing all of us at the WBC.

There will be a total of 16 to 20 competitors and registration is $75. As soon as we receive more details and sign-up forms, rules - we’ll post them online.

In the meantime, let everyone know and book the day off to come and watch or better yet, to come and compete.


The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Art Workshop, barista, Business Seminar, Coffee Business, Latte Art

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If your in Calgary - you should come to Fratello and hang out …and if you can’t watch it in person then make sure you check in to see who the next rock stars will be.