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Employee retention

Employee retention

Retraining staff incurs both financial and time costs. Each new staff member must be trained to work within the cafe - and even with prior experience, every cafe is different...

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Top Latte Artist in Vancouver – 2018

Top Latte Artist in Vancouver – 2018

September 25th, 2018 Here is the official scoreboard from the Top Latte Artist in Vancouver contest Live Finals event. Head over to the link in our bio to read the full event recap and watch the video of 1st place winner Kunie Inaba's performance All competitors performances are now live at http://contest.starbeat.tv #starbeattalent #starbeatevents #toptalent #toplatteartist #toplatteartistinvancouver #livefinals #scoreboard #latteart #contest #barista #baristalife #canadianbaristaacademy #thetrendybarista #coffee #coffeelover #espresso #winmoney @starbeattalent @starbeatevents @ecm_espresso @brevillecanada @cbaristaca @baristacanada @nuovasimonelli @stormbrewing @agroroasters @kafkascoffeetea A post shared by Starbeat Events (@starbeatevents) on Sep 24, 2018 at 9:51pm PDT for more in-depth coverage go to Barista...

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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

At the heart of third wave is a full-on frontal attack on the myths of coffee that previous waves built their business models on. Dismissed as a fad in the early years, the fact that third wave is still going strong after 15 years is a testament to the trending growth we witness today...

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How Barista Competitions were organized

How Barista Competitions were organized

To help facilitate discussion at the SCAA meeting of Canadian Coffee minds, I thought I would provide a summary of how the Barista events are organized in Canada, and subsequently funded to those of you who may not be familiar with the structure. Feel free to pass on this email to anyone who may be interested in this. Background The Canadian Barista championships and allied regionals are under the wing of the Coffee Association of Canada(CAC). The CAC in turn delegates the running of the championships to the sanctioned body "Vida Radovanovic” and the Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy(CBA). Vida...

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2 days of barista training at Fratello after the Barista Competition

2 days of barista training at Fratello after the Barista Competition

The Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy will be offering two days of barista training at Fratello this May 26th and 27th, 2008 – following the Barista Competition. This special training academy for barista (espresso machine operators) and those interested in learning more about coffee and espresso presents its 2008 Educational Program. The hands-on training workshops are lead by Canadian and international expert trainers and professional baristas. They are for those new to the industry or those who want to perfect their coffee skills and include: Basic Training, Advanced Training and Expert Barisa workshops. Please refer to the schedule below for...

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