I’m a bit of a coffee geek. While on vacation I plan visits to roasters. I consider a half pound bag of coffee to be a valid souvenir and we ditched the electric coffee machine in favour of pour-over and AeroPress brewers at our house long ago. I am, however, NOTHING compared to the coffee experts who will descend upon the Bridgehead Roastery this weekend for the Canadian Brewers Cup & Cup Tasters events.
This is a competition where baristas and coffee tasters get to show of their respective skills. The day switches between tasting events, where expert tasters have to pick out the odd coffee from a flight of three, to brewing events where baristas get to show off their technical skills. It should be fun to watch and I’m sure if you love the smell of coffee, it will be a paradise. Head over to see just how complicated coffee can be when you put your mind to it.
The event starts at 10:30am on Saturday, April 20 and wraps up with the awards ceremony at 3pm on Sunday, April 21. It all takes place at the Bridgehead Roastery at 130 Anderson Street in Little Italy.