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Winning Australia’s top coffee honour in 2016 was a huge achievement for Bean!Roasters Coffee. But on Wednesday the Bean!Roasters team took things to a whole new level by repeating its champion performance.
Bean!Roasters was crowned 2017 Champion Australian Coffee Roaster at the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). Held annually in Melbourne, the AICA is amongst the world’s toughest coffee competitions. This year the event drew 819 coffee entries from 175 coffee companies across Australia and the globe for blind tasting by expert coffee industry judges.
Along with the overall victory, Bean!Roasters seized a massive haul of 21 medals, reflecting the quality of its coffee products across the range. Three of our products won coveted gold medals across Espresso, Cappuccino and Pourover brewing classes. Panama Red Bourbon wowed the Espresso judges with its aromatic appeal and sweet juicy flavours including apple and apricot. They liked it so much that this Panama was declared best Espresso product out of all 299 Espresso entries! In the Cappuccino class, the Cherry Sun blend stood out for its bold rum and raisin characters and thick creamy texture. Meanwhile, in the Pourover category, Colombia Guadelupe Microlot was pure elegance with zesty, clean berry notes and a brown sugar sweetness.
The secret to this unprecedented level of product quality? A mixture of skill, great tools and old-fashioned hard work. Following the 2016 AICA victory, the Bean!Roasters team was elated -- and more determined than ever to keep pushing the quality of our products even higher. Our product development processes rolled on, week after week, drawing on the deep coffee skills of staff right across the business. We invested in better tools, including a new BFC Aviator espresso machine with super high-tech control of temperature and pressure profiles. We pushed our world-class Brambati coffee roasting plant into new, previously unexplored areas in the pursuit of cutting-edge coffee characters. And, of course, we engaged on the never-ending hunt for the holy grail of specialty coffee ingredients: delicious, distinctive AND affordable enough to be accessible for coffee lovers everywhere.
Beyond a sense of great pride, the whole Bean!Roasters team is extremely excited to be offering these wonderful coffee products to the market. You can check them out for yourself by ordering online through our shop, dropping into the store at 47 Kembla St Fyshwick or calling us on 02 6280 7511.