Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Caloundra, Queensland, Oct 2012 - The 7th Annual Golden Bean Coffee Roasting competition has just concluded and after a full week of judging and sensory evaluation of more than 1100 entries from all over Australia a winner has been found.

CoffeeSnobs roaster Andy Freeman secured the championship this year with the highest combined scores in both the Espresso and Cafe Latte categories.

Freeman was both surprised and elated when the announcement was made at an award dinner in front of 200 of his peers, "It's stunning that an owner operator small business can produce a coffee capable of winning the most prestigious coffee event in our industry" he went on to say "I knew it was nice coffee and I'm very happy that the judges were excited by the coffee too".

The Golden Bean Coffee Roasting Competition currently in its 7th year and is now the largest coffee roasting competition in the world. It was created to recognise and reward the champion coffee roaster in Australia each year. The 1100 coffee entries are brewed by some of the best Baristas in the country and then blindly scored by a room full of judges, the top 20 coffees in each category are then produced a second time to an additional panel of 8 judges ensuring that only the very best coffees get through.

The two CoffeeSnobs coffees that caught the attention of the judges this year were "Fiefy's Barista Blend" and "Fiefy's Latte Organic at Origin" both of which are custom creations for a small cafe in Adelaide and are also available for purchase online for businesses and budding home baristas.

When asked what this award means to a small business Freeman said "It's really exciting to have your passion for amazing coffee recognised by industry peers and this award tells us we are on the right track. I really look forward to creating other interesting custom blends and different styles of coffees in the future too"

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CoffeeSnobs was established in early 2004.

CoffeeSnobs is Australia's biggest and most visited coffee website which provides help, support and encouragement to 22,000 members who are on a journey to coffee nirvana.

CoffeeSnobs roast to order a selection of fresh coffees twice a week via an online shop called BeanBay and ship promptly to anywhere in Australia.

CoffeeSnobs distribute small batch, high quality raw coffee beans to home roasters and small coffee roasting businesses everywhere in Australia.

Andy Freeman

Justeen Single

P: 0404 837 608


Coffee Roasting Golden Bean 2012 Compeition CoffeeSnobs Winner



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