Coffee Celebrities and Insiders

The Untold Story and Invention of the Scace Thermofilter Device

The Untold Story and Invention of the Scace Thermofilter Device

In this conversation, Les and Greg discuss the what the Scace device is, how it was created, and how important it is for controlling the quality of espresso machine performance.

The Scace device helped to create and verify a temperature stability standard of plus or minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit as the minimum accepted variance in temperature. Prior to this, machines were routinely +/- 15 degrees F or worse, and yet everyone was still buying machines , thinking they were good machines, but in fact irresponsibly inconsistent.

As two key figures in the evolution of Specialty Coffee in North America, this is a pivotal interview for the historical record and for guiding the next generation of baristas.

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Pretty little liars' Lucy Hale learning at the Academy

Pretty little liars' Lucy Hale learning at the Academy

Lucy has barista skills! She was running a one-person bar; dialing-in a grinder, getting nice espresso extractions and pouring rosettas in an afternoon. Anyone looking for a new barista should hire her fast before she starts her next show! :) ... More importantly, Lucy cares about coffee, extending a willingness to pay attention to all the details which made her very coachable and makes her a good barista! Thanks Lucy! Great to have @lucyhale @ecm_espresso today brushing up on her barista skills from @cbaristaca for her upcoming show #LifeSentence #starstruck 🎬☕ #action 👍 A post shared by ECM- Espresso Coffee...

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Glutton for Punishment takes on the Canadian National Barista Championship

Glutton for Punishment takes on the Canadian National Barista Championship

Beginning in 2003 the Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy evolved into the regulatory body of the Canadian national and regional barista championships, overseeing the running of the "contests" and the certification of judges in Canada. We are proud to have been involved with Bob Blumer in this episode. We had been overseeing the Regional and National Competitions in Canada for very short period of time when this aired in 2007, and now the competitions are gaining traction in the public consciousness in a big way with this episode. Here is the EPISODE DESCRIPTION from the Glutton for Punishment Website: Barista Championship You...

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Unique Coffee Tasting & Discussion

Unique Coffee Tasting & Discussion

Thursday, September 20th at 6pm Propaganda Coffee, 209 E Pender St, Vancouver Whatever your experience with coffee, complete newbie to expert, we'd like to invite you to this truly unique coffee cupping-tasting event at Propaganda Coffee! Our 2018 Canadian Barista Champion Cole Torode from Rosso Coffee Roasters Calgary, will brew for you 4 different processed coffees: washed, natural, honey and anaerobic coffee. This is a free community educational event, bring a friend !

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2018 Canadian Barista Champion Teaching at the Academy

2018 Canadian Barista Champion Teaching at the Academy

We are excited to announce a Special Guest Teacher, Cole Torode, from Rosso Coffee Roasters in Calgary is our Canadian 2018 Barista Champ and is coming to the Vancouver Campus on September 21st to teach and share a course on: " Barista Skills, Competition & Coffee Tastings " . Reserve your spot now with our early bird registration discount or the Alumnus Discount.  Read more...  

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TED 2018 YVR

TED 2018 YVR

We are proud to reprise our Coffee Curator role for yet another year of @TED Vancouver. We're here to make sure brilliant minds are nourished and caffeinated with great YVR coffee. Thanks to our partners @EthicalBean, @MilanoRoasters, @CaffeArtigiano, @Timbertrain, @ElysianCoffee, for their involvement in #TED2018

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