Canada is developing into one of the world’s more competitive coffee nations, consistently placing in the top ten (or seven) of the world ranked baristas. We recently appointed our first cupping champion in Barrett Jones, and many of us baristas recently received an email advising that the World Latte Art Championships approach at the end of June, and Canada is currently unrepresented. We didn’t have a formal championship to determine a competitor, and truthfully the resources required to ascertain appropriate representation are probably beyond our means at this point. I was interested in vying for the role in some sort of pared down online competition, but realistically this year’s winner will end up being appointed in lieu of battling it out.
Enter Colter Jones of 49th Parallel.
Multiple-time Millrock finalist, past National Barista Champion, nerves of steel and smile of gold; I can think of no better person to steward the mantle of Latte Art Champion until potential inaugural competitions are held for next year’s championship. I know I’ve lost readership with infrequent updates, but if you know a Canadian barista I’d appreciate this mini-campaign being forwarded. Cafe Myriade supports Colter Jones, who else is on board?