GBA/NZ – Wrap up
Last week the coffee Industry judged and awarded Australia’s and New Zealand’s best coffee roasting business at the 12th annual Pentair Everpure Golden Bean Roaster’s Competition and Conference.
The coastal town of Port Macquarie, headquarters for Café Culture International, was blessed with the smell of roasted coffee in the air as the industry judged the country’s best at this year’s Pentair Everpure Golden Bean Roaster’s Competition the Largest Coffee Roasters competition in the world.
Organiser Sean Edwards of Café Culture International was honoured to bring this global event back to his hometown where the event originated 12 years ago.
Entries were received from over 200 Australian & New Zealand coffee roasting businesses with 1,402 coffees judged across 10 categories. This was a record number of entries and the event still maintains it position as the World’s Largest Coffee Roaster Competition. We would like to congratulate all competitors and to all the industry professionals that attended the event and participated in the judging process
The overall winner of this year’s competition was ONA Coffee from Canberra who entered exceptional coffees in the Espresso, Milk and Filter categories.
This year the Franchise/Chain Store overall award was split into Large and Small categories. Foodco – Jamaica Blue took out the overall Large franchise award whilst the Espresso Room claimed the small franchise award for the second time.
We take pleasure in announcing our overall event champions and category Gold Medalist:
Overall Champion: ONA Coffee
Overall Runner Up: Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters
Overall 2nd Runner Up: Coffee Snobs
Overall Large Franchise Champion: Jamaica Blue
Overall Small Franchise Champion: Espresso Room
Espresso: ONA Coffee – Finca Deborah
Milk Based: Patio Coffee – Ethipiano Sidamo Areka
Pour Over Filter: Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters – Ethiopian Suke Quto
Australian/NZ Grown: High Trees Estate – Premium Single Estate Organic
Organic: The Vertue of the Coffee Drink – Guatemala Renanciamento
Single Origin: Boston Bean Coffee Company – Odyssey Yirgacheffe Konga
Decaffeinated: Nats Coffee – Indo Blend Decaf
Chain Store/Franchise Espresso: White Mojo – Gawain
Chain Store/Franchise Milk Based : Mantle & Moon – Super Nova 2.0 & Tulip Shi – Tulip Shi Cafe
Chain Store/Franchise Filter: Roasting Australia – Gloria Jeans Colombia
This year’s event combined some interesting educational workshops to a captive audience of roaster’s and associated suppliers. We would like to thank all our sponsors and presenters for your tremendous support and engagement throughout the week.
We look forward to doing it all again in 2018 in three countries as the event goes Global and including the USA and Europe. Until then #GetRoasted