Entries for 2018 are NOW OPEN!
2. Milk Based
3. Pour Over Filter
4. Organic Espresso
5. Single Origin Espresso
6. Decaffeinated (Milk Based)
7. North American Grown (Milk Based)
8. Franchise / Chain Store Espresso
9. Franchise / Chain Store Milk Based
10. Franchise / Chain Store Pour Over Filter
Wed – Judging calibration / seminars / coffee judging / evening event
Thu – Seminars / coffee judging / evening event
Fri – Seminars / coffee judging / finals
Sat – Green Bean & Coffee Supplier Zone / Golden Bean Awards Dinner (Theme: Pirate/Nautical)
Sun – Depart for home
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The Golden Bean is the world’s largest coffee roasters competition and conference
This competition endeavors to find North America’s best coffee roasting business with coffees being judged as Espresso, Milk and Filter beverages with medals awarded 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 ten years in Australia and has been one of the key elements in the growth of the Australian 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 three-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.
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.