TIP #4 – Check what is current nationally in roast profile (colour). If the trends are for lighter roasted coffees, this is where the judge’s palate will be (all coffees are blind cupped so judges do not see beans).
Keep an eye out for another 6 tips to come!
We have just finished setting up online registrations for this year’s Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competitions. This online entry system will speed things up and make easier the whole communication process. We receive and process thousands of coffee entries between the two global events, and are understandably very excited about this innovation. The new system will let you manage your coffee entries until you submit them and then once judged Read More
TIP #3 – When practicing, cup the coffees to the aging process then test and taste each day for 14 days to see when the coffee is at its optimum taste levels (aged coffees have historically performed better in this competition).
Keep an eye out for another 7 tips to come!
It is phenomenal to have Silver Chef Limited back on board as a Social Night sponsor for this year’s Compak Golden Bean. President, Silver Chef Rentals Inc. Canada, and ex Australian Rules Professional Football player, Kristian Thanas will be at the event hosting an Aussie Beach Party at the Castaway venue. Read More
We would like to announce that renowned Australia cafe entrepreneur and previous Australian Golden Bean Winner Nolan Hirt will be opening a concept cafe on Portland’s very cool Alberta Street later this year.
We have picked the funky Jupiter Hotel as our preferred venue for this year’s Compak Golden Bean in September. We suggest getting in early if you want to attend as a delegate this year as we have picked The Portland Feast Festival weekend to make your visit more rewarding and complete. This means rooms are going to be harder to find in the city, so for a good rate at the Jupiter use code Compak Golden Bean.
If you are the proud owner of a Compak Golden Bean medal, bling up your bags and show the world – it’s the least you can do for your world winning beans!
The Team spent a few important days talking with industry about the Compak Golden Bean and were excited about the interest we received. SCAA is a great meeting point globally and it’s always a buzz to catch up with industry friends from around the world. Check out the following snaps from our fun week in Atlanta.
TIP #2 – Practice roasting your beans with different roast profiles. Cup the coffee for that category’s brew method. Record each cupping and get as many palates as possible involved in helping with this process.
Keep an eye out for another 8 tips to come!
Are you an amazing barista? Do you want to expand your horizons? And hang with Pete Licata for a few days?
If you answered yes to all of the above, then the Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference need you and your amazing barista skills.
The Compak Golden Bean has become an annual highlight in Australia for more than a decade, and expanded to North America in 2015 with Portland hosting its first event. The competition is the largest of its type, last year getting more than two thousand entries across both events.
Having watched The Compak Golden Bean grow with many well-deserved winners, we’ve got some tips to share of how roasters can reach the peak of their craft.
Anne Cooper is a country girl who has roasted up a great career as a Master Roastress. She has established herself over 23 years in the industry, from barista to cafe owner, to competitor, trainer, roaster, judge and consultant, including a raft of accreditations to back up that experience.
News from above with Phillip Di Bella
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A global company asked more than 2,500 clients what was on their mind and not without surprise, many responded with these questions. As a business owner, it is easy to get absorbed by your day to day business and lose sight of your true motivation and the most important people in your life.
International Women’s Coffee Alliance
Legal and cultural practices in many coffee growing regions around the world restrict women from the economic opportunities that would generate significant improvements for their families, their businesses and their communities. The empowerment of these women with these opportunities to make social and economic change must engage both men and women in understanding the value that can be brought to their lives. Read More
New Location and Dates
The Golden Bean North American team is excited to announce that we have set the dates for next year’s event in Portland, Oregon. We had a great response from our first year in Portland and have decided to pick a bigger venue so we can handle the larger number of delegates that have already expressed interest. Read More
Following discussions with the head judges we will be tailoring the format and adding an extra category next year – Filter. We will also be continuing with our weigh in weigh out ratio system for the espresso bases. Read More
The Compak Golden Bean has now been run successfully in two countries and has given us as the organizers a very clear snap shot of the specialty coffee industry around the world, having judged almost 2000 coffees in the USA and Australia. Read More
Some tips recommended for next year’s competitor is to pick coffees that are on trend to the larger market place and look for those coffees with stand out flavor profiles that will hold on to your palate to the end of a tasting. Read More
Sisters Coffee won a Gold Medal for Single Origin (espresso) in the inaugural Compak Golden Bean North America.
We are still on an amazing high after having completed the first ever Compak Golden Bean North America.
This does not mean work has stopped, as we are now busy sending out roasters results and the winner’s medals. Read More
Klatch Coffee wins the first Compak Golden Bean North America Coffee Roasters Competition
A well known and respected North American Coffee Roaster, Mike Perry from Klatch Coffee Inc. took to the stage in Portland OR on Saturday night to accept the honor of being the first ever Compak Golden Bean Champion in this prestigious industry competition. Read More
Besides being fun, interesting and educational what are the top 10 reasons to attend Pentair® Everpure Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference in North America? Read More
We have spent a month travelling around the US visiting vibrant cities like Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle and New York. We have called into many coffee roasters and great coffee concepts and it has been very refreshing to see the effort the industry is putting in around the delivery of quality coffee. Read More
DATE: 09 July 2015
FROM: Sean Edwards
Managing Director, Café Culture International
It’s time to find and reward North America’s best coffee roasters. The Roadshow has begun with The Compak Golden Bean Team arriving in Los Angeles in late June with a flying visit to some great roasteries in southern California. Read More
Communication has now been sent out to over 1000 North American roasting businesses.
We have had great feedback to date, receiving many questions about the event. It has been very encouraging to see so much interest in this competition gaining early recognition from the local industry. Read More
DATE: 02 June 2015
FROM: Sean Edwards
Managing Director, Café Culture International
Please let me be the first to introduce you to this exciting event taking place in North America.
We are very proud to announce The Compak Golden Bean Roasters competition will take place from the 16th to 19th of September this year in Portland Oregon. Read More
Compak Golden Bean Overall Winner
+ Winner of Milk Based Category
Uncle Joe’s Coffee by Mark Leo of 3rd Crack Coffee Brokerage
What began as simple curiosity over a gold medal winning coffee turned into an all consuming quest to unlock the mysteries of the bean. For me, my coffee journey began in late 2008, when I walked into a franchise chain coffee store. Prior to this I had never really been a coffee drinker, only ever going out for coffee once in a blue moon. Read More