The results are in - Morgan Allen from Caffe Artigiano is the top barista in B.C.
Allen, along with the other top three competitors from the Western Regional Barista Championship last weekend, is off to the Canadian National Barista Competition in October.
Tristan Mapstone from Fernwood Coffee Company took second place, while Kelsey Hemphill from Habit Coffee took third and William Wang from Prado came in fourth.
The competition was held at Artigiano Roasting Co., the new roasting facility in Burnaby for Caffe Artigiano, last Saturday and Sunday.
The baristas had to make a series of espresso drinks in a timed competition, according to a press release from the organizers.
Judges rated the drinks based on taste, design, speed, showmanship and creativity.
The national competition takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Oct. 20 and 21. The event is part of the Canadian Coffee and Tea Show.