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Welcome to the Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy

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Since 2001, THE CANADIAN BARISTA & COFFEE ACADEMY has trained hundreds of barista and coffee entrepreneurs in the art of coffee preparation excellence.
Our goal has been to standardize the specialty coffee industry through a number of educational programs for the trade and consumer. Principals of the Academy have played an active role in the specialty coffee industry establishing the country’s first educational tradeshow forum and barista championships. Top barista trainers and champions provide hands-on espresso instruction, including beginner, advanced and latte art workshops. The Academy’s instructors for “Opening a Cafe” and coffee education seminars have over 20 years experience in the Canadian and US specialty markets. The sessions are open to both novice and seasoned coffee students. Space is limited so register today!

This special training academy for barista (espresso machine operators) and those interested in learning more about coffee and espresso presents its extensive 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 upcoming events in your area.

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For any questions or inquiries please contact info@canadianbaristaacademy.com

For upcoming classes in Toronto (click here) or Vancouver (click here)

Toronto,ON

Location:
Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy, 248 The Esplanade, Toronto

 

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Monday, July 28, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Monday, August 11, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

Friday, August 15, 2014
Opening a Café Part 1 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.[i]

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Opening a Café Part 2: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.[i]

Monday, August 18, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

Friday, September 5, 2014
Opening a Café Part 1 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.[i]

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Opening a Café Part 2: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.[i]

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Monday, September 8, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

Sunday, September 13, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Monday, September 14, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

Friday, October 3, 2014
Opening a Café Part 1 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.[i]

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Opening a Café Part 2: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.[i]

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Monday, October 6, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

Vancouver, BC

Location:
 3709 1st Avenue, Burnaby, BC

 

Monday, July 28, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

Friday, August 15, 2014
Opening a Café Part 1 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.[i]

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Opening a Café Part 2: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.[i]

Monday, August 18, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

Monday, August 25, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

Friday, September 5, 2014
Opening a Café Part 1 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.[i]

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Opening a Café Part 2: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.[i]

Monday, September 8, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

Monday, September 14, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, September 15, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

Friday, October 3, 2014
Opening a Café Part 1 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.[i]

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Opening a Café Part 2: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.[i]

Monday, October 6, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]


 

Montreal, QU

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Barista Training Level I 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.[i]
Barista Training Level II 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. [i]

Thrsday, July 24, 2014
Barista Training Level III 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.[i]

 

4 day package – Classes @ $1450.00
Includes:
Bean to Cup,
Opening a Coffee Business Seminar,
Level 1, 2, 3 Barista Training
Lunch included.

You will be advised of your registration status upon receipt of your registration and payment.

 

Barista Level 1: Basic Espresso Training
Maximum: Limited to 6 per instructor. Pre-registration required.  
Duration: 4 hours 
Cost: $279 per person 

This workshop will cover the basics of espresso preparation:

  • Espresso definitions
  • Espresso equipment
  • Fundamentals of espresso
  • how to grind, dose and tamp
  • milk texturing fundamentals
  • Basics of beverage preparation:
    Customer service expectations
    Machine maintenance

This classes covers fundamental theory as well as hands on
Practise with the help of a professional barista trainer.
Class attendees receive a certificate of completion from the Canadian Barista Academy.

 

Barista Level II: Advanced Barista Workshop
Maximum: Limited to 6 per instructor. Pre-registration required. 
Duration: 4 hours 
Cost: $279 per person 
Pre-requesite: Barista Level I

This workshop takes the basics from Level 1 and allows you to spend more hands on time with your coach.  As well as the following: Pulling a consistent shot – grind adjustment, tamp

  • Milk chemistry
  • Building  your cafes signature drink
  • Detailed equipment maintenance
  • Latte Art Demonstration
  • Detailed Equipment Maintenance

Class participants will try their hand at preparing their own specialty drinks with the help of a professional barista coach. Class attendees receive a certificate of completion from the Canadian Barista Academy.

 

Barista Level III: Expert Workshop
Prerequisite: Barista Level II 
Workshop includes printed take-away material.
Duration: 4 hours 
Cost: $279 per person 

This workshop will be led by a professional barista trainer who will demonstrate skills and explain the techniques of latte art. Milk texturing and pouring techniques will be reviewed. This is a practical hands-on workshop that will cover simple to more complex designs. Class participants will try their hand at their own artistic creation. Class attendees receive a certificate of completion from the Canadian Barista Academy.

 

Bean to Cup
Maximum:
Duration: 4 hours 
Cost: $279 per person 

Recommended as both an introductory to coffee for those taking Level 1 Barista Training and Opening a Coffee Business and for coffee enthusiasts wanting to know more about coffee and espresso. This class will cover basic facts about coffee and espresso and terminology. This overview will take you from the origins of where it is grown and processed to roasting and blending and all the different methods of producing a perfect cup.

This workshop includes Coffee Cupping and wil give you the tools required to train your staff on basic coffee knowledge, interview and work with roasters and educate your customers.

  • Coffee Processing
  • Regional profiles
  • Understanding your palate
  • Comparative Cupping
  • Blind Cupping
  • Finding a Roaster

 

Opening a Coffee Business
Duration: 13 hours. Two days. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $749 per person
Workshop includes printed take-away material.
 

This course is a combination of lecture, group discussion, Cupping workshop and activities, all of which were developed to help you critically think through the process of opening your own business.

  • Bean to Cup workshop
  • Building a Profit & Loss Statement/ Business Plan
  • Finding a location
  • Controls including beverages, food, cash, inventory & payroll
  • Working with your Roaster
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing Equipment
  • Staff Training & Fostering a barista culture

 

Consumer and General Interest

Coffee and Home Brewing Methods
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $129.00 per person

Gain a basic understanding of coffee's journey from plantation to cup. Become an ambassador of coffee by learning about each step from cultivation, harvesting, processing, roasting, grinding and brewing methods.

Home Barista
Duration: 2-1/2 hours
Cost: $149 per person

This workshop is for the coffee lover who appreciates all things espresso in the comfort of their kitchen or home espresso bar.

  • Espresso definitions
  • Espresso preparation
  • Steaming and texturing milk
  • Maintaining your equipment
  • Hands on practice

Tea Tasting and Blending Workshop
Maximum: Limited to 6 persons. Pre-registration required.
Duration: 2-1/2 hours
Cost: $129 per person

In this fun and interactive workshop participants will learn about the basics of loose leaf tea and cupping the leaf. It will provide an opportunity to have all your questions answered. The session will cover tea tasting techniques and include tea types – Black, Green, Oolong, white and herbal and fruit infusions, as well as proper tea storage and preparation. You will also be engaged in preparing your own blend. A perfect gift for the budding connoisseur as well as professional wanting to add tea to their establishment's menu.

*Gift Certificates available. Please send an email to info@canadianbaristaacademy.com with your request.

Consulting and Group training
The Academy has proudly worked with a number of small and larger companies to meet their specific needs. We can accommodate group seminars and workshops at one of our locations or on-site training. If you are interested in personalized business consulting services we offer unbiased information and strategies for your coffee business to meet its highest potential.

 

History of the Canadian Barista Academy

The Canadian Barista Academy was founded in 2001, by the sanctioned organizers of the Canadian Barista Championships. The Academy was created to run the championship by organizing volunteers and  training judges for the competition.  

In order to finance these activities, we organized a seminar workshop held once a year to raise funds to subsidize the budgets.

The growing popularity of the Canadian Barista Championships,  led to an expansion to four Canadian regional championships. Regional seminar workshops accompanied these events to finance infrastructure such as the live stream broadcasts.

To our surprise, we starting  receiving  requests from across Canada  asking us "When is your next class?" and "When are you coming back  to our city?" "Do I have to wait for next year?"
 
We realized there was a need for a neutral, unaffiliated, academic and educational organization to push the Canadian coffee industry standards forward.

Canadian Barista Academy Today

The Canadian Barista Academy continues to oversee barista competitions in Canada, and certify judges.

Currently the Canadian Barista Academy is teaching in virtual campuses in four major cities across Canada and growing. 

The Canadian Barista Academy's education focus  is to be an open source academy that allows industry professionals to plug in and become involved as faculty.  Our instructors are actively involved in building  course content and  in research and development for the coffee industry.

Over the  past 10 years, we have worked  with some of the most talented coffee professionals the world , and have brought in special international instructors, industry consultants,  Canadian champions and even world champions.  

We stand proudly behind our course content,  our instructors, our growing international reputation and our hundreds graduating students, many who have gone on to forge solid careers in the coffee industry both in Canada.  

Our objective is to educate - we simply want to improve coffee quality in Canada, one cup at a time.

 

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Sponsorship

We are looking for sponsors for these important events that promote excellence in specialty coffee. Your products and company will be put in the spotlight through an extensive advertising and media campaign.

Canadian Barista &
Coffee Academy Sponsors
 
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zuccariniltd.com
 
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Breville
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Coffees
 
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te-aro.ca
 
 
Water Filtration
 
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POS Systems
 
vivonet.com
 
 
Allied Products
 
davincigourmet.com
 
oregonchai.com
 
jettea.com
 

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