The Little Black Coffee Cup goes to Beanstock

A little over a week ago, Beanstock Coffee Festival took over Toronto town for, what turned out to be, an even bigger and all-encompassing event than their inaugural Beanstock event in Vancouver last year. I had the chance to speak with local coffee super star, creator of The Little Black Coffee Cup, and other delicious coffee oddities, Ashley Tomlinson, who attended Beanstock and was able to give us a bit of insight into how the two days went down.

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Why we play the way we play

I have often said that the competition part of The Barista League is just an excuse to get a bunch of cool coffee people in a room together.  While i still think this is true, anyone who knows me knows that deep down i am a competition nerd and i spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the competitions more fun, fair and relatable to what baristas actually do.

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