Jeremy is the co-founder of Calgary-based Monogram Coffee. He has worked in Canadian specialty coffee for over 13 years, with extensive barista, training and director roles with several different companies before founding Monogram in 2014. He is the 2012 Canadian Barista Champion, representing Canadian Coffee at the 2013 WBC in Melbourne. “I see a great vision for Canadian Coffee and am passionate about the people behind it. I believe that Canadian coffee should be known globally for its diversity, warmth and community.”
Brittany Davies is a coffee educator living, learning, and working on unceded Lkwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia. As the Education Manager for Discovery Coffee, Brittany is accountable for training all cafe staff and wholesale accounts in extraction theory, barista skills, and palate development. She is a national level Barista Competition judge and a member of the Barista Magazine Editorial Advisory Board for 2019-2021. She adores one-and-one's, 1970's dad rock, topknots, and tasting menus - her love for which is dwarfed only by her passion for learning and community engagement.
“I believe in the importance of the competitions for the Canadian specialty coffee industry. Competitions are our ways of discussing our best practices, discussing our values as coffee professionals, and showcasing our passion to our consumers. I hope to prepare and propose win-win situations for our sponsors and the SCA Canada organization. With support of our our chapter’s volunteers and guidance, I am looking forward to focusing on supporting our competitors through clear communications, competition-focused resources, and balancing immediate / long term goals for our chapter.”
Grant has been in the industry for a little over
a decade, working with both small and large companies in positions ranging from barista to importer. Most recently he planned and executed two editions of the country's largest public facing coffee festival. Grant aims to change the public perception of coffee to alter consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable supply chain.
“I've been in specialty coffee for about 5 years total, working for Monogram Coffee in Calgary for almost 4 of those years. First as a barista, and now as the Storytelling Manager (think "creative marketing"), with a few odd jobs within the company in between. I love promoting and sharing good things, and have enjoyed running Monogram's social media the last few years. Before coffee, I was a professional photographer, and still shoot tons for Monogram and otherwise!”
With passion for increasing visibility and participation in the specialty coffee community, Annie McGlenchy has worked in the industry for over ten years and is currently the Director of People + Culture at Dispatch Coffee. Evolving from active hospitality to culture-building and team leadership, Annie has worked in Australia, New York, and now Montreal. She has proudly participated in the SCA in both Canada and the US, serving as a volunteer judge at various levels of competition in the last three years. She currently acts as the catalyst for Dispatch’s 30+ team members’ engagement with coffee events, both SCA and local, in addition to organizing employee onboarding, improving the employee experience lifecycle, and encouraging her team to get involved in the greater SCA community and events.