Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto

National Barista Competition

A buzz-worthy showdown

SCA Canada is proud to partner with Restaurants Canada once again to host the National Barista Championship! In this showcase of coffee excellence, Canada's most talented baristas take to the stage to prepare three different espresso-based beverages for a panel of esteemed judges. They are awarded points for taste, technique, cleanliness, creativity, and overall presentation, to determine who is most worthy to represent Canada at the World Barista Championship.


Competition Details

Coffee Competition Stage

Monday, April 10 - Tuesday, April 11 - 10am-5pm
Wednesday, April 12 - 10am-4pm

  • Competitors have 15 minutes to prepare and serve espressos, milk-based and original signature beverages to four sensory judges, all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by two technical judges.
  • Judges will evaluate competitors using the World Barista Championship Rules & Regulations to award points for taste, beverage presentation, technical skills, and a total impression.
  • The top 6 will proceed to compete for the title of Canadian Barista Champion and represent Canada at the World Barista Championship.