Today Waterloo, Canada’s The Record published a lengthy article on Phong Tran, an aspiring Canadian barista champ from Matter of Taste in Kitchener, ON: THERECORD.COM | INSIDER | ‘Barista’ rising to head of Canada’s coffee elite.

Eastern Canada just started their own regional barista championships last year, and there’s one going on right now in Toronto. Author Colin Hunter documents some of the finer issues and challenges Mr. Tran faces in the competition.