Our very own Morgan Allen (aka @baristaMo13) has brought home the title of Western Canadian Regional Barista Champion. Morgan's win is the second consecutive regional victory for Fernwood and is the first step in the road to the Canadian Championship.
Morgan beat out the rest of the field by a huge margin, (80 points over second place,) with an innovative performance that focused on pure barista skills. He opted to leave out any extra ingredients in his signature beverage and instead focus on how variations in grind can manipulate the flavour and body of espresso. The judges had a hard time wrapping their head around this one but also recognized the skill level required to pull it off.
We're very proud of Morgan's win and the effort he put forth to get there. On October 2nd he will attempt to follow up his win at the Canadian Barista Championships. If he is successful there it will mean back to back National titles for Fernwood Coffee Company.
Here is a story with a video link that was posted on Sprudge.com after Morgan's win. http://sprudge.com/fernwood-you-believe-it-morgan-allen-wins-western-canadian-regionals.html