The Golden Bean is the world’s largest coffee roasters competition and conference
This competition endeavours to find Australia’s best coffee roasting business with coffees being judged as Espresso, Milk and Filter beverages with medals awarded in 10 award categories.
The conference attracts attendance from over 100 coffee roasting businesses and consists of a number of educational workshops and social functions.
This event has been running successfully now for over twelve years in Australia and is in its fourth year in North America. It is one of the key elements in the growth of the coffee industry by way of rewarding the coffee roasters, the vital person in the chain for all coffee businesses.
Coffee companies submit their entries on a predetermined date and the coffees are judged through a blind tasting format, in 10 different categories and brew methods. The coffees are judged by roasters that attend the event to participate and enjoy the four-day competition and conference.
The Golden Bean invites roasters to not only send in their entries but also to participate in the seminars and fun sponsored evenings. This creates a valuable opportunity for roasters to network with each other and form great alliances within the industry.
How to Win a Golden Bean?
Winners of all 10 categories are awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
To become a Golden Bean Champion, and take home a custom Reg Barber made Golden Bean Trophy, roasters need to enter a coffee into three categories: Espresso, Milk Based & Filter.
To find the Overall Golden Bean Champion we add the scores of your Espresso (Category #1), Milk Based (Category #2) and Filter (Category #3) coffees together.
To find the Overall Golden Bean Franchise / Chain Store Champion we add the scores of your Chain Store / Coffee Franchise Espresso (Category #8), Chain Store / Coffee Franchise Milk Based (Category #9) AND Chain Store / Coffee Franchise Filter (Category #10).
NB: Winners of categories 4-7 are awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, but scores do not contribute to Overall Champion.
Entries for 2018 are OPEN!
2. Milk Based Latte
3. Pour Over Filter
4. Organic Espresso
5. Single Origin Espresso
7. Australian / New Zealand Grown
8. Franchise / Chain Store Espresso
9. Franchise / Chain Store Milk
10. Franchise / Chain Store Pour Over Filter
Tues – Judging calibration / seminars / coffee judging / evening event
Wed – Seminars / coffee judging / evening event
Thu – Seminars / coffee judging / evening event
Fri – Finals / Seminar / Cold Brew-Off / evening event
Sat – Green Bean Zone / Golden Bean Awards Dinner (Theme: Pirate/Nautical)
Sun – Depart for home
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