With the Canadian National Barista Championship coming up this weekend in Edmonton we wanted to take a moment to relive the excitement of the 2017 East Qualifiers by sharing a TON of photos. For those that didn't have a chance to attend, this event was hosted at Toronto's Harbourfront Center on August 20th.
The first photo set below was taken by our extremely talented guest photographer, Winnie Zhang. You can find more of Winnie's work on Instagram at @whtvrwinnie.
The rest of the photos were taken by our resident photographer @thelittleblackcoffeecup and are broken down by competitor. We hope you enjoy!
Oh, and best of luck to all those competing in Nationals this weekend.
COFFEE QUALITY CONTROL AT BOXCAR SOCIAL
HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT AT PILOT COFFEE
BARISTA AT PHIL & SEBASTIAN COFFEE ROASTERS
SAMUEL YOUNG SOO KIM:
COFFEE QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER AT EARLY BIRD COFFEE
LEAD BARISTA AT PLANET BEAN
BARISTA & JUNIOR ROASTER AT BAROCCO COFFEE
OWNER OF HALE COFFEE CO
OWNER OF CANNON COFFEE
& CLIENT DEVELOPMENT AT REUNION ISLAND COFFEE
BARISTA AT PILOT COFFEE