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Executive Suites Hotel & Resort preferred partnership

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort preferred partnership

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with another hotel that is very close to  the Vancouver Campus. So, if you are coming from out of town and looking for a great place with a great rate then look no further... The Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy Vancouver Campus have partnered with Executive Suites - Burnaby to bring their preferred corporate rate to students of the Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy. Read this info sheet for more details. 

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Kruve Sifter Review

Kruve Sifter Review

Firstly we want to direct your attention to a couple reviews on the Kruve that are from a slightly different perspective than ours and really worth checking out. A James Hoffman video and A written review/conversation thread on Home Barista called Taste Impact of Fines. For our review we will mostly focus on using the Kruve sifter for indexing a coffee grinder in a commercial coffee business setting. Full disclosure: Kruve requested we review their sifter. We do not receive or solicit any kind of return for our reviews, financial or otherwise. We are a school - not a reseller....

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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 Machines...

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First Coffee Experiences and the Third Wave

First Coffee Experiences and the Third Wave

Introduction I’m 3 years old, at my grandparent’s house. We lived with them until I was 6; a common practice to let grandma chase after me while my mom and dad worked taking care of the family grocery store. I was a hyper curious kid. They tell me I was always lurking and watching, two huge dark brown eyes, on an disproportionately huge head on my tiny chubby body, staring in silence. Observing.. Watching… learning..and plotting. Today’s target was the kitchen table. It was yellow formica, speckled with tiny black, sandy grains, and framed in silver chrome, accented lightly with...

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Consumer Coffee, it's History and the Rise of Specialty Coffee

Consumer Coffee, it's History and the Rise of Specialty Coffee

Coffee Tides: The four waves of Coffee defined First wave of coffee The first wave of coffee describes the post war boom in the consumption of brewed/drip coffee. Coffee was part of breakfast, lunch and dinner and as such reached levels of consumption that are higher than per capita consumption even today. Second wave of coffee Second wave could be aptly described as the Starbucks era, when North America was formally introduced to Italian espressos and cappuccinos. Soon other espresso based drinks like lattes, mochas, americanos, and the infamous caramel Macchiato also became part of the North American consumer lexicon,...

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Learning how to Roast Coffee

Learning how to Roast Coffee

Q: I am interested in learning the art of coffee roasting. Do you offer classes? Yes, we do! Use this discount code at the checkout: RoastingCurriculum25off Let's start by defining what makes a great coffee roaster: The ability to taste and make technical adjustments to correct errors. Learning to roast coffee successfully requires mentorship over a period of time, varying from a few months to a few years with lots of trials and errors. In spite of that fact, we can teach you the fundamentals of coffee roasting, safety procedures, simple maintenance and basics about coffee in a weekend. Anything beyond...

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