Caffè Artigiano’s Morgan Allen won the 2013 Western Regional Barista Championship held at Artigiano Roasting Co. on September 28 and 29. Morgan is a barista at Caffè Artigiano’s Hornby Street location, who will go on to compete at the Canadian National Barista Competition taking place October 20-21 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The event welcomed baristas from all over British Columbia to compete against each other in a fun, engaging coffee competition as they vied for the title of “BC’s Best Barista.” The competition featured baristas preparing a series of espresso based beverages in a very tight window of time for a discerning panel of official coffee judges. Judges rated the competitors on taste, design, speed, showmanship and creativity.
TOP SIX BARISTAS:
6. Jamie Van Dam, MP Social house
5. Samuel Currie, Pulp Fiction Coffee House
4. William Wang, Prado Café
3. Kelsey Hemphill, Habit Coffee
2. Tristan Mapstone, Fernwood Coffee
1. Morgan Allen, Caffé Artigiano