Q – When should I send my coffee in?
A – All competition entries are due in by the Tuesday before the event begins.
Q – Is it too late to register to attend?
A – Not at all! Get in now and be part of this amazing event! Simply click on the ENTRY FORMS page to access the online registration form.
Q – Who will be speaking at the event?
A – We have a great line up of speakers including a World Barista Champion, Roasters, Roasting Consultants and product leaders. Sign up to our e-newsletter to get regular updates as information comes to hand.
Q – How do you judge so many coffees?
A – All the delegates who attend the Compak Golden Bean complete a calibration session and help with the judging process. We can have up to 150 judges at the event.
Q – How do you win the Compak Golden Bean?
A – You must enter a coffee in the Espresso category as well as the Milk Based category. The two highest scoring entries you submit from each of these categories will be added together for your Golden Bean score.
Q – Why should I attend The Compak Golden Bean?
A – To meet and learn from industry leaders. We have some of the best coffee professionals presenting at the Compak Golden Bean. The opportunity also allows you to network with suppliers and other roasters from around the nation in a fun, social environment – it’s the best part of this event! Check out our list of 10 reasons to attend here.
Q – When should I finalise my coffee entries?
A – Now! We will get hundreds of entries so it will help with our organizing to start receiving entries early. We already have entry forms arriving and if you are attending the event as a delegate it will secure your position as we have a limit. It’s also a clever idea to get your accommodation organized as Portland has many events on around this time.
Q – Can I change an entry once I have paid for it?
A – Yes you can log back in to your entry via the Manage Entries button at the top of the page to edit an entry up until the first day of competition.
Q – What can I expect if I attend?
A – We have based the program on the format of the Australian competition that we have been running for 10 years. Click here to check out our video wrap up of 2015
Q – How can I find out about the competition guidelines?
A – Easy, just download from the Entry Forms page, click the button COMP GUIDELINES for the latest up to date instructions. Please take time to read them thoroughly, we know there’s a lot of information there but it is all relevant to how you can WIN!
Q – Can I enter multiple entries in the same category?
A – Yes! You can enter the same category more than once! If you have multiple great coffees say for espresso, enter them under the blend or the origin name. Each coffee will be judged separately.
Q – What if I don’t receive the competition bags – can I still enter?
A – If you don’t get Golden Bean branded bags in time to submit your coffees, please send your coffee to us in your own bag and clearly mark the category number on the bag with your business card stapled to the bag with contact details. We will re-bag when we receive the coffee.
Q – Do I get to see who’s coffee I’m judging?
A – No, the coffee is blind cupped by judges and even the baristas preparing coffees also do not know the companies they are brewing the coffee for.
FINALIZE YOUR ENTRIES – All entries need to be paid for online on our secure site to finalise the coffee being entered. Coffee will not be judged if this process is not completed.