In total 27 applications were received, which is a display of the interest that exists surrounding Coffee Competitions in Canada. Strong Coffee Future Champions (SCFC) Barista Competition training program applicants sent their passionate stories from six different provinces across Canada.
Building the community of coffee is important to SCFC. As the panel discussed, it became increasingly evident that we all value the importance of being able to take the experience from Bootcamp back to your local coffee community. We wanted to ensure that the screening process was fair, and transparent. In doing so, each applicant was randomized by number and only their answers were provided to the panel. Final deliberations were discussed with emphasis on diversity of representation and in the spirit of collaborative community building in the industry.
Our first SCFC program will see applicants traveling from four different provinces to BC to take part in this interactive coaching experience!
We want to thank all of you for your interest in the program and for giving us the opportunity to learn a little bit about you and also encourage you to apply next year!