Nelson Phu: Brewing Triumph, One Cup at a Time 🏆☕🇨🇦

Our very own Nelson Phu has clinched the 2024 Canadian National Barista Champion title. Competing against 26 of the nation's finest, Nelson's blend of skill, passion, and storytelling brought him to victory, securing his spot to represent Canada at the World Barista Championship in Busan, South Korea.

A Legacy Brewed with Passion and Precision

Nelson's journey to the top is a testament to his 8-year dedication to specialty coffee. His impressive collection of titles, including the 2024 Canadian Barista Champion, 2020 Coffee In Good Spirits Champion, and 2020 Canadian Latte Art Champion, reflects a relentless pursuit of excellence and a profound love for coffee that inspires us all.

A Collective Cup of Joy

Our applause for Nelson resonates within a community-wide celebration, extending heartfelt congratulations to Calgary's own Benjamin Put and Paprik Liu for their outstanding 2nd and 3rd place finishes. This event was more than a competition; it was a vibrant showcase of our thriving coffee culture.

Heartfelt Thanks

We extend our deepest thanks to SCA Canada and the hosts—Groupe Origine 117, Apex Coffee Imports, and Café Saint-Henri—for orchestrating an unforgettable championship. The commitment of volunteers, judges, and sponsors is the backbone of our flourishing coffee community.

Special thanks to Hunter Tedman of Black Moon Farms for providing the exceptional coffee that highlighted Nelson's presentation, and to our coaching team—David Crosby, Jessie Attrell, and Cole Torode—for their unwavering support and wisdom.

The Road to Busan: A Journey of Community and Coffee

As Nelson prepares for the World Championship, he embodies not only our aspirations but also the collective spirit of a community bound by its passion for coffee. This journey transcends competition, offering a platform to showcase the depth, diversity, and unity of our global coffee culture.

Join the Celebration

Support Nelson as he prepares for the World Championship in Busan from May 1-4. Follow his journey, share your support, and join us in the excitement. Nelson, you've already made us incredibly proud; now, it's time to share the essence of Canadian specialty coffee with the world.

GO NELSON GO! Together, we're not just a team; we're a community brewing success one cup at a time. 🚀🇨🇦☕

Watch Nelson's Winning Canadian Set Here:

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