Congratulations to Morgan Allen, of Fernwood Coffee in Victoria, BC, winner of the 2011 Western Canadian Regional Barista Competition. Mr. Allen follows in the footsteps of last year’s Western Regional winner Rob Kettner, also of Fernwood Coffee, who went on to compete in Bogota after winning the penultimate Canadian barista amalgatron. This year’s national event for the hearts and souls of Canadian coffee takes place in Vancouver, on October 2nd and 3rd.

Morgan shot some recent footage with the prescient folks over at “A News” Victoria: