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Gold at Sydney!

Date: 10-Apr-2018

How Bean!Roasters broke through to a Champion performance at the Sydney Royal 2018

14 Medals in total - Champion, 1 gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze

Each year, a handful of coffee product competitions are held to find and celebrate Australia’s finest. Few, if any, of them are as tough as the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

In the heart of a renowned coffee-driven city, a panel of over 20 expert industry judges convenes to assess roasted coffee products from across Australia. With all product identities kept secret, the judges can use only their senses to discover the absolute best of Australian roasting.

In any given year, the judges may or may not award any medals, at their discretion. And they are fussy. Last year, for example, after 3 days spent tasting over 301 different coffee products in 10 different brew categories, the Sydney judges decided only a single cup in a single category was worthy of gold. Talk about tough!

At Bean!Roasters we have a firm aim to lead the industry in product quality. We’ve been excited to see the quality of raw coffee ingredients available in Australia get better and better over time, and to do justice to these ingredients we’ve worked long and hard on our own skills. Working with humility, drawing on the input of a broad team, from staff to customers to green coffee importers. This work has continually improved the standard of our coffee line-up, brought pleasure to countless coffee drinkers and helped us land some major industry awards, such as being crowned Champion Australian Roaster at the Australian International Coffee Awards (held in Melbourne) in both 2016 and 2017.

And now we’ve finally broken through in Sydney!

In 2018, in a field of 343 entries, Bean!Roasters’ Colombia Castillo product was named Champion Latte product. It also gained a rare Gold medal with a combined tasting score of 90.33 points. This exceptional coffee certainly stands out in a latte, with exceptional fruited sweetness and body through milk, natural rum-like flavour notes and a rich dark chocolate finish. It’s a staff favourite and we’re so pleased to see it gain this level of recognition. Buy some for yourself in our webshop or at our retail counter to see what all the fuss is about.

In addition to this, Bean!Roasters picked up quite a collection of Silver and Bronze medals (full list below), reflecting an overall very high standard of products. Some highlights were our Ethiopian Natural coffee, which picked up 2nd place in the Single Origin Latte category, and Panama Red Bourbon, which was the 2nd highest scoring Plunger coffee in the whole show.

We invite you to try these award-winning products via our webshop or retail counter. We hope you’ll love them just as much as we do – and as much as the judges did.



LATTE SINGLE ORIGIN

GOLD – Castillo - CHAMPION, SYDNEY ROYAL

SILVER – Ethiopia Hafusa

 

ESPRESSO – BLEND (NO GOLD AWARDED)

BRONZE – Premium Blend

BRONZE – Cherry Sun

 

LATTE BLEND (NO GOLD AWARDED)

SILVER – Catalina

 

PLUNGER COFFEE – BLEND

SILVER – NITRO

BRONZE – Witch Doctor

 

PLUNGER COFFEE – SINGLE ORIGIN

SILVER – Panama Red Bourbon

SILVER – Ethiopia Natural

BRONZE – Burundi

 

PICCOLO BLEND

BRONZE – Esperance

 

PICCOLO – SINGLE ORIGIN

SILVER – LAS LUNAS

BRONZE – Papua New Guinea

 

A big congratulations to Mick Walker, Michael Sloggett our development team for bringing home our best EVER SYDNEY ROYAL RESULT and a GOLD MEDAL!