About us

We are a group of dedicated coffee professionals and educators with a commitment to help people succeed in opening their coffee shops and to teach people who want to work in the industry, solid fundamental skills.  

It all started with the first Canadian Barista Championships, which along with the World Barista Championships, jump-started the quality specialty coffee around the world.Our curriculum has been closely based on techniques and principles which are effective in competition.  These very principles and techniques also happen to be effective for coffee shops, which then led to the spread of Artisan coffee shops world wide. 

Because we have been doing this since 2001, we have found the most efficient and effective ways of passing on these skills. We are committed to growing the Artisan Coffee movement in Canada,  and this is why we actively share all our knowledge to all those who pursue coffee excellence.

We don’t have any alternative motives in our course offerings.  We do not want to sell you anything nor will we one day compete against your coffee business. 

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