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Photo Essay - Canadian Coffee & Tea Expo
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: June 11, 2004
Article rating: 7.4
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Day one has just wrapped up at the Canadian Coffee and Tea Expo in Vancouver, and CoffeeGeek has the show covered!

Jeanette Chan, our news editor is an entrant in this year's Canadian Barista Championship (CBC) - she's scheduled to compete at 12:30 on Saturday, June 12 - make sure you come to cheer her on.

Mark Prince is a judge in the CBC and seminar presenter at this year's show; he's also walking the floor, checking out new products and wares. Here's some photos from the first day.

Show Floor Happenings

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Steven Vick
Steven starting off his latte art class in the morning of day one.
Kyle Larson
Kyle setting up the machines during the latte art class. Kyle and Steven were superstars this day, helping out with everything!
Theory of Latte Art
Steven gets animated while discussing latte art theory.
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Show Floor
The floor opens, with a good Friday crowd.
Greg Filan
Greg, of Canterbury Coffee. This is the guy to call if you want Rancilio machines, commercial or consumer versions. Great prices!
New Classe 8
New Classe 8 machine from Rancilio replaces the S series with a lot of power and smarts under the hood.
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Innovas
Innova Dream machines, lined up and ready to display at the Morala booth. Our first look is coming up this week on the Arc, this machine's sibling.
La Marzocco
La Marzocco is represented at this year's show with a booth!
Krups
Krups was giving away a Mocha Brew brewer every hour during the show floor hours! Same thing's happening tomorrow.
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ethical bean
Great startup Vancouver roaster dealing in 100% fair trade coffee.
Love it!
Great marketing by this new roastery!
Angie Lof
The head trainer and a CBC competitor, Angie Lof, talks coffee at one of the booths.
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Remo Bresciani
Remo of Espresso Cappuccino Machines shows off the new state of the art Nuova Simonelli machine.
Grady Meister
Grady, one of the smartest guys in coffee that I know of under the age of 25, pouring some awesome latte art.
JJ Bean Booth
JJ's booth at this year's show was a hoppin'
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Buy Stuff!
At this year's Canadian Coffee and Tea Expo, there's a store set up where you can buy some very cool coffee and espresso stuff.
Store!
I really, really want one of those chalk boards!
Jewelry
Some coffee-related jewelry available at the Coffee Expo store booth.

Day One, Canadian Barista Championship
Here's a bunch of photos from the first day of the championship. I apologize for not having everyone's name correct.

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Sherri Johns
Sherri Johns is the much-valued co-organizer and head judge for the 2nd annual CBC!
Setups
One of the Barista setups, as photographed in the back.
Setups
Another Barista setup, ready to roll out.
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Setups
More setups!
First Competitor
The first competitor gets underway as the technical judges watch.
2nd competitor
The second competitor (Jeff, I think, from 2% Jazz) gets underway.
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Checking it out
Steven Vick, technical judge, peers as the competitor gets going.
Sensory Judges
Sensory judges (including yours truly in the blue shirt) getting ready for espresso.
Angie Lof
Angie goes through her fifteen minutes prep.
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Serving
Finishing touchesp put on the signature drink.
Tech confer
Technical judges Steven Vick and Alexarc Masterma confer.
Limo
The competitor from Brazza Gelato and Coffee in North Van gets underway.
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Sensory Sensing
The judges doing their thing.
Nikky Schultz
Nikky from JJ Bean gets warmed up.
Like a hawk
Steven watches Nikky's performance like a hawk.
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Sig Drinks
Another competitor's signature drinks with a strawberry theme.
Evaluation
Evaluating the strawberry espresso drink.
Centrepiece
Alexarc checks out a competition centrepiece.

Look for a wrapup report on Sunday. In the meantime, if you can make it down this Saturday, I hope to see you at the show!

Article rating: 7.4
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: June 11, 2004
feedback: (12) comments | read | write
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