Special Guest Teacher at our Vancouver Coffee Academy Campus September 01, 2018 13:35

We are excited to announce a Special Guest Teacher, Cole Torode, our Canadian 2018 Barista Champ is coming to the Vancouver Campus on September 21st to teach and share " Barista Skills, Competition & Coffee Tastings " Course. Reserve your spot now with our early bird registration discount. Course Description: For one day only, Cole will be bringing his extensive expertise to the Barista Academy. Cole has been behind the bar, in the roastery and travelling the world to directly source coffee for more than a decade now and will share his journey, trials and tribulations from barista to business partner. For Baristas and Cafe Owners you will want to learn from Cole the step by step method “how to build a barista competition” to excel as a barista or a business owner. Some of the class time will be lecture, slideshow presentation, tasting, cupping, detailed use of the barista technical scoresheet, all of which will help improve your skills and the cafe you work in, on a day to day basis. You will also have a deliciously-rare opportunity to taste some of the espresso, cappuccino and signature drinks that Cole served at both the Canadian National Barista Championship and World Barista Championship. Space is limited, Reserve Now ! If you are Alumnus of the Canadian Barista Academy then you can save even more with the Alumnus rate. #canadianbaristaacademy #barista #baristaskills #cafebusiness #coffeeclass @starbeatevents @starbeattalent @rossocoffeeroasters @baristacanada

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Free Job Search and Listings August 30, 2018 22:14

If you are looking for someone to fill a position at your company or you are job seeking, then you are invited to join our Job Board.

Click here to join and see all the available jobs and people seeking work in specialty coffee.

This board aims to help all HR departments, Business Owners, Managers, Advertisers and Job Seekers. 

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD by adding your coffee friends, managers, suppliers to the group.

And, share the Job Board group with anyone who may find it useful.

Thank You!

1st Top Latte Artist Vancouver Competition June 19, 2018 10:34

Check it out! Our Vancouver campus has approved a new "Top Latte Artist Vancouver" competition.

Awesome prizes and lots of cash to be won.

It's very simple to enter. Follow this link to do so:

To learn more about the approval process visit

And here are our Top Latte Artist Special Guest Judges:

Cole Torode 2018 CDN Barista Champ from Rosso Coffee Roasters, Sammy Piccolo 4-time CDN Champ, Laura Perry a perennial Barista Judge from Lüna Coffee, Tristan Mapstone a perennial Barista Competitor from Fernwood Coffee Co, and Les Kuan co-founder of the Canadian Barista Academy 

Barista Job-Ready June 07, 2018 19:24

Coffee shops are the meeting outposts of our neighbourhoods and offices. To our youth they are often their first job, and it’s important to instil a solid work ethic, attention to detail and the pursuit of excellence that they will carry with them to whatever career they choose later on in life.

Come learn barista skills and fundamentals of coffee tasting, espresso and latte art, with world-class instructors at the Academy!

Combine  Barista Levels 1, 2 and 3 to use the discount code " jobready20 " to receive 20% off! 

These classes are fun, hands on and interactive using all your senses to teach you the fundamentals of good coffee bar practices.

Class attendees receive a certificate of completion from the Canadian Barista and Coffee Academy.

Register now to study in TORONTO or VANCOUVER with the 20% off discount code

Add us to your mobile phone's home screen October 31, 2017 16:30

We have updated our icon for all devices and knowing that most people use the Academy website from a phone, we wanted to provide some easy steps for adding to your phone's home screen.

Here are the quick steps for adding the website to your device:

  1. In your browser (Safari), go to or go to Vancouver or go to Toronto .
  2. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of your screen (the square with the arrow).
  3. Tap Add to Home Screen.
  4. Tap Add.
  5. That's it!

Android phones and tablets:

  1. In your Chrome browser, go to or go to Vancouver  or go to Toronto .
  2. Tap the upper right menu (three vertical dots).
  3. Tap Add to Homescreen.
You're done!

Hotel and Bed and Breakfast nearby the Toronto Campus April 24, 2017 23:41

The Toronto Campus has partnered with some local B & B's and Hotels to bring the Barista Academy students discounted rates while studying any one of our barista or business courses. 

  • Clinton and Bloor B&B , 
  • Madison Manor Boutique Hotel, 
  • Kimpton Saint George Hotel and 
  • Rose Garden B&B! 

To learn more visit the B&B page or the Hotel page

Places to stay near the Vancouver Barista Academy April 04, 2017 08:30

The Vancouver Campus has partnered with two Hotels that are very close by.

This preferred partnership will bring to you special pricing while studying any of our barista trainings and cafe business courses.

Follow these links to learn how to obtain the discounted pricing and for more information in general:

Check out our new Barista Academy website ! October 01, 2016 08:00

Wow, this is really exciting! We have updated our website, check it out here and please notice that there is two ways to enter, either through the Toronto or Vancouver links.

Vancouver Coffee School campus:

Toronto Coffee School campus: