GOODS | “49th Parallel” Nabs 1st & 2nd At The Western Regional Barista Competition
The GOODS from 49th Parallel
Vancouver, BC | On Saturday, July 26th, the Western Regional Barista Competition was hosted at Rocanini Coffee Roasters. 49th Parallel sent two competitors to compete for the opportunity to advance to the Canadian National Barista Competition. Cole Trepanier and CJ Yang placed first and second respectively and will be competing at the Canadian National Barista Competition in Mississauga, ON September 28-29, 2014.
Following months of training with former Canadian Barista Champion and coffee educator at 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters Kyle Straw, Cole and CJ put their hard work to the test. With presentation themes concerning current issues affecting the coffee industry such as coffee leaf rust and processing methods, the extensive amount of knowledge Cole and CJ presented to the judges set them apart from the other competitors.
During competition, baristas give a 15-minute service oriented presentation in which they serve a team of certified sensory and technical judges 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 signature beverages of the baristas choice. It is a race against the clock as competitors are scored on a complex set of rules that emphasize cleanliness, taste, professionalism, efficiency and mastery of craft. Learn more about 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters after the jump…
Forty Ninth Parallel Café – Kitsilano Location: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Forty Ninth Parallel Café – Mount Pleasant Location: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Roastery and Office: 6741 Cariboo Road, Burnaby – 604-420-4900
Web: www.49thparallelroasters.com | @49thParallel @49thGreen @49thCafe | Facebook
Vince Piccolo – Owner
Laura Perry – Green Coffee Buyer
Gianluca Zavarise – Sales
Colter Jones – Lucky’s Doughnuts
Kyle Straw – Barista Training and Quality Control
Geraint James – Account Management and Training
ABOUT 49TH PARALLEL
49th Parallel Coffee Roasters endeavours to source the world’s finest coffee beans and roast them to satisfy discerning palates. With a true passion and dedication for specialty coffee, we are committed to offering only the freshest, highest quality coffee to our customers. Every batch of green coffee is carefully roasted to bring out its preeminent qualities. Our buyers travel around the world to meet directly with the farmers at their coffee farms in order to develop relationships that create a better future for everyone involved. We set ethical standards with our direct relationship program and pay a special premium that is above the Fair Trade price standard. The resulting discoveries from our efforts are proudly brought back for you to enjoy.
Every coffee is precisely cupped and carefully evaluated. No exceptions. No short-cuts.
With two locations, the 49th Parallel Cafés in the heart of Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant showcase our own range of coffees, prepared expertly. Even the best coffee can be ruined if it’s not fixed correctly, and we strive to make every cup meticulously, whether you’re enjoying one of our single origin drip coffees or a drink based on our Epic Espresso. Consistently, hands-down, the best cup of coffee you’ll find.
The 49th Parallel Café in Mount Pleasant is also home to Lucky’s Doughnuts. Authentic, hand-crafted and genuinely delicious, our doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. With all components made from scratch including jams, glazes and fillings, the company also strives to source locally and seasonally.