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Canadian Regional Barista Competition- Toronto 2006 Results

The CNBC sanctioned 2006 Canadian Regional Barista Competition in Toronto was held on June 2, 2006 at the Gladstone Hotel!  Baristi from around Central Canada participated in this annual regional barista event.

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Barista setting up his station.

Prizes included a prize from KRUPS for each barista, Championship Plaque, a beautiful engraved tamper from Reg Barber.  Runner Up received a beautiful plaque and a Reg Barber tamper. Third place was awarded a plaque and a Reg Barber engraved tamper. Fourth through Sixth each received beautiful finalist plaques with engraved Reg Barber tampers.

Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor; KRUPS and additional sponsors like Zuccarini Importing, Classic Coffee, Oscarís, Elektra Espresso Machines, DaVinci, Reg Barber Enterprises, Natrel with the Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy for making this event possible!   As CNBC Event Coordinator, WholeCup Coffee Consulting LLC ensured transparency in all aspects of the running of this regional barista competition.

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Mark Krause, The Champion, in front of his cafe.

This event was in accordance with the 2006 WBC Ltd. Rules & Regulations, WBC Barista Guidelines, and the 2006 Tea & Coffee World Cup Barista Championship Rules.  Sherri Johns, WBC Judge/CNBC Head Judge and event coordinator, held a CNBC & Regional Judges Training/Certification Workshop prior to the Regional Barista Competition. Our gratitude also goes to Les Kuan (CNBC Technical Standards Representative) for his expertise and professionalism.  And of course our congratulations to all the participating barista who will continue to shape Canadaís Specialty Coffee future!

FINAL RESULTS

  1.  Mark Krause from Espresso Post, Collingwood, ON with a score of 758.5
  2.  Phong Tran from Matter of Taste, Toronto, ON with a score of 742.5
  3.  Amber Fox from Bull Dog Coffee, Toronto, ON with a score of 736
  4.  Oliver Omielczenko from Moonbean Coffee Company, Toronto, ON with a score of 719
  5.  Mathew Taylor from Mercury Organic Espresso Bar, Toronto, ON with a score of 716.5
  6.  Kate Fraser from Rounded Square Events, Toronto, ON with a score of 696.5

Good luck to all finalist and hope they do well in Vancouver, BC at the CNBC in September!

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Contact Info:
Sherri Johns at 503.232.1016/303.472.9577
djohnswholecup@aol.com

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