The Coffee Association Of Canada Sponsors Premier Coffee Competitions At The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

Sept. 25, 2015

The Coffee Association of Canada is pleased to announce its sponsorship of both The Canadian Barista Championship and The Canadian Latte Art Championship, taking place at The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show on October 4 & 5, 2015 in Vancouver.

“As the leading voice in the Canadian coffee industry, we feel it is important to be actively involved not only in The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show itself, but also in the national championship events for baristas,” says Lesya Balych-Cooper, Interim President of the Coffee Association of Canada. “The passion, creativity, and professionalism exhibited in the national competitions are tremendously impressive, and clearly elevate the craft of the barista in Canada, as well as coffee as a beverage.”

Ms. Balych-Cooper will also be moderating an entertaining and lively session featuring astute industry veterans John Neate of JJ Bean, Dave Ovenell of Bunn Canada, and James Zannet of Gerhards Importers as they discuss the latest news, trends, fads and industry movements as well as the top ways for retail operators to improve their businesses. Be sure to catch them all on the “Be-coffee-up-to-date” panel on Sunday October 4, 2015, at 11:15am.

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About The Coffee Association of Canada:

CAC leads and effectively addresses collective Canadian coffee industry issues and enhances the coffee beverage experience by providing members and consumers with opportunities to improve coffee beverage knowledge and skills.  CAC advocates on behalf of its membership on government policy and regulations related to the coffee supply chain, working with all levels of government and in partnership with other related industry associations to ensure its goal of being the “go to” authoritative source of reliable, accurate information on the coffee industry in Canada. On November 17, the CAC will host its Annual Canadian Coffee Industry Conference at the Bell TIFF Lightbox* in Toronto.

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About The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show comes to the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building in Vancouver, BC, on Sunday, October 4, and Monday, October 5, 2015. The show is designed to meet the needs of independent coffee and tea retailers, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, chain operators, and buyers. The show offers an extensive educational program geared toward new entrepreneurs, independents, and chain operators alike. It also features the Canadian Barista Championship, The Canadian Latte Art Competition, and the country’s largest industry trade show, showcasing products and services from North America and around the world.

For more information and to register for the event: