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Golden Bean Hall of Fame 2017- Fulvio Pagani of Rio Coffee

Posted February 7, 2018 by Cafe Culture Mag

The hall of fame is all about acknowledging people and businesses which have made a significant contribution to making our industry what it is today. This year accolades go to Fulvio Pagani of Rio Coffee who is such a deserved recipient having contributed to the industry for over 53 years. In 1955 Fulvio arrived in […]

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The 2017 Pentair® Everpure® Golden Bean Competition Champions

Posted November 28, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

That’s a Wrap Last week the coffee Industry judged and awarded Australia’s and New Zealand’s best coffee roasting business at the 12th annual Pentair Everpure Golden Bean Roaster’s Competition and Conference. The coastal town of Port Macquarie, headquarters for Café Culture International, was blessed with the smell of roasted coffee in the air as the […]

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The 2017 Pentair® Everpure® Golden Bean Competition Begins!

Posted November 20, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

PREPARE TO GET ROASTED Excitement is brewing in Port Macquarie as the Golden Bean Team finalise arrangements for what is going to be an epic week of judging coffee at this year’s Pentair® Everpure® Golden Bean Roasters Competition and Conference. As we embark on the 12th year of the world’s largest coffee roasters competition, in […]

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Riverina Fresh – Official Milk Sponsor Golden bean 2017

Posted October 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference are proud to announce Riverina Fresh as the official milk sponsor for 2017. “At Riverina Fresh, we’re excited to announce our partnership with the Golden Bean Roaster’s Competition to be the official milk provider in 2017. We’re looking forward to working with the Golden Bean and partnering […]

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5 Weeks to Golden Bean – Prepare to #GetRoasted

Posted October 18, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Prepare to #GetRoasted with us in Port Macquarie You’ve entered your coffees! Now time to book your ticket to participate at the Worlds Largest Coffee Roaster Competition. This year’s event is held in Port Macquarie at the Rydges Hotel from the 21-25 November. It’s the best time of the year to visit our magnificent coastal […]

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ROASTERS: you tell us

Posted March 23, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are asking for your opinion – what do YOU want to take away from the event? What do YOU think is the most relevant thing to discuss in the industry this year? Each year the Golden Bean invites coffee roasters and industry players to participate in seminars, coffee judging and fun sponsored evenings at […]

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Billy’s Coffee

Posted January 31, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are humbled and gracious that such an event exits. We were not going to enter …  Wow … The friendship and wonderful time mixing with people at the Golden Bean event was just priceless. We are happy the judges loved our coffee, just as our folks in Cairns do. We are a small business […]

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Merchandise

Posted January 29, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Are you a medal winner? Advertise your win by purchasing medal stickers for your coffee bags.         Advertise your win in the next issue of Cafe Culture Magazine Contact Chrissie ASAP for pricing and to get in on the action – chrissie@cafeculture.com or submit your info on the form below and we […]

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Bricks & Mortar Coffee Co.

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

At Bricks & Mortar Coffee Co our passion for delicious coffee is present in every bean we roast. Sourcing the finest Arabica greens from the world’s best coffee growing regions, we roast with the care and attention that excellent coffee deserves. We strive to find that fine balance between science and art to extract the […]

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Ambrose Coffee

Posted January 25, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ambrose coffee is a coffee roastery located at Woodville in NSW Hunter Valley. We source our premium grade Arabica coffee beans from well-known coffee growing regions around the world and participate in the industry fair trade initiative. We believe great tasting coffee starts with a foundation of freshness. Our commitment to deliver the freshest roasted […]

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Ground Control Coffee Silver Medal

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

The O.G came to fruition when we found our current organic roast just didn’t seem to have the complexity and flavours we were looking for. We went for a three bean blend with a medium roast to really highlight the flavours of all three beans. We have always held our organic coffee in high regard […]

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Peak Coffee Australia’s Methods Create Madness – Silver Medal

Posted January 19, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Espresso – Silver (Methods Create Madness) Espresso – Bronze (Goat Slayer) Milk Based – Bronze (Goat Slayer) With the success of the previous year’s silver medal winning blend, I was determined to find my place in Golden Bean 2016, blending and cupping over and over again, trying to perfect the flavour and working with our […]

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Blynzz wins with “Happy”

Posted January 12, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

Blynzz Coffee Roasters are very proud of their efforts in winning a bronze medal in the Milk Based category. This win means Blynzz Coffee Roasters have won awards for the past five years straight at the Australian Golden Bean Competition. This is a mighty result for a small batch roasted based in Beechworth regional Victoria. […]

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Golden Beanie of the Year

Posted January 11, 2017 by Cafe Culture Mag

NED SCHEPIS Every few years here at Café Culture International we stumble upon a true industry business champion – a person whose dedication and passion to their craft is extraordinarily high. The gentleman we would like to give recognition to and place into our own hall of fame as a Golden Bean “Beanie” is Ned […]

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Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Silver: Milk – Composition VII Decaf – Zest Specialty Decaf Organic – Ethiopian ‘Suke Quto microlot’ Bronze: Milk – African Mailman, Corcovado Espresso – African Mailman, Libertango, Ethiopian “Suke Quto microlot”, Filter – Colombian “San Marcos microlot”, Kenyan “Kiamutira microlot”. The entire team at Zest is invested in the pursuit of delicious flavour … A […]

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La Crema

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal: Silver Category: Milk Based (Latte) Blend: The “LC Brazil” A bean as varied and complex as the music and song of Brazil. On the nose: it has a rich but delicate fragrance of lightly toasted peanuts, followed up by a subtle, grainy aroma. On the palate: this single origin bean has an elegant oaky […]

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Quists Coffee

Posted December 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal: Silver Category: Milk Based (Latte) We are very proud to win a silver medal for milk based coffee for our Miscela Italiana blend – a blend of beans carefully selected, roasted then blended to produce a coffee for those seeking the true taste of Italian espresso. It was a huge honour to also be […]

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The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal: Gold Category: Australian Grown Blend: “Silver Lining” by Mountain Top Coffee The Hunter Valley Coffee Roaster prides itself on the choice of an Australian grown coffee as part of our offering. Our search for Australian coffee led us to Mountain Top Coffee, where we lucky enough to receive a small amount of their K7 […]

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Coffee Brothers

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Medal/Category: Gold – Milk Based Gold – Organic Espresso Bronze – Milk Based Bronze – Espresso Bronze – Decaffeinated In 2016 a silver medal in a category was our goal. To come away with two gold and three bronze to become equal runners up with Ona Coffee was a dream! Having the Milk Based winner […]

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Double Gold (Milk & Espresso) takes out Franchise Overall

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean has always been active in promoting the growth of multiple stores in the awards process to lift the quality of coffee service in this area. We have seen a major impact at the street level, with huge improvements in service and the quality of the roasted beans being on offer to […]

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The hard work definitely paid off

Posted December 15, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Being awarded 2016 Golden Bean Overall Champion is a huge honour for us, and we are still somewhat in shock. This year we spent a lot of time analysing our past results and fine tuning our roasting parameters. The hard work definitely paid off! I am especially excited for our wholesale customers, who can now […]

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Cultured Gossip

Congratulations

Posted November 21, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The coastal city of Port Macquarie last week was blessed with the smell of roasted coffee in the air as the industry judged the countries best roasted coffee. Competition organiser Sean Edwards from Café Culture was honoured to bring this global event back to his home town where the event originated eleven years ago. The […]

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Compak Golden Bean’s New Head Barista

Posted November 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Andy Easthope of Grinders Coffee to Head up Compak Golden Bean Engine Room We are pleased to announce that Andy Easthope, Coffee Academy Manager at Grinders Coffee will oversee the production of all Espresso and Milk Based coffees at the up coming Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition. Andy, originally from Adelaide, started in the […]

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Why Attend?

Posted November 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The 2016 Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference The roasters have entered… the coffee is coming in… the delegate spaces are filling fast. With now less than 2 weeks to go before sunny Port Macquarie erupts into a coffee roasters dream! What’s that you say… you’re not coming along?  Well it’s time to […]

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FAQs

Posted November 3, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Frequently Asked Questions The competition 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 unbranded bags clearly mark with the category number on the top left […]

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Offical Sponsor

Cafe Culture International

Posted October 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

p. 02 6583 7163 e. info@cafeculture.com w. www.cafeculture.com fb. www.facebook.com/cafeculturemag Café Culture is dedicated to the networking and marketing needs of the entire Café Industry. We specialise in tailored marketing campaigns to develop solutions based upon your business objectives. To increase brand awareness, launch a new product and to help your bottom line we offer […]

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Aussie Expat takes out North American competition

Posted September 22, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Press Release – September 21st Compak Golden Bean North America Conclusion! Coffee vapours drifted over Portland last week as year two of the North American Compak Golden Bean Competition took place. Over 700 coffees were entered and judged from 244 North American Roasters. The Compak Golden Bean is now the largest global coffee roasting competition […]

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Posted July 1, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

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How to win a Golden Bean – Tips

Posted April 7, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean North America: Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, Oregon USA 14- 17 September 2016 The Compak Golden Bean Australia: Ridges, Port Macquarie 16-19 November 2016 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 […]

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Why do you keep coming back?

Posted February 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the 2015 Compak Golden Bean we asked a few attendees what the competition and conference means to them and why they keep returning year after year. Check out what they have to say at the video below!  Thanks to all who volunteered their thoughts!

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Join IWCA at origin

Posted December 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S COFFEE ALLIANCE Update: by Christine Cottrell As interest in the IWCA gains momentum quite a bit has happened since the last update 3 months ago. Certainly, there is a lot of enthusiastic girls across the country gathering to make plans and get ideas into action and some wonderful support from generous companies helping […]

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Empowering women to improve lives

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

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 […]

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Roastress Coops

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

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. Recently she formalised her credentials into […]

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Los Angeles roasters take out inaugural titles

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

THE COMPAK GOLDEN BEAN NORTH AMERICA A well known and respected North American Coffee Roaster, Mike Perry from Klatch Coffee Inc. took to the stage in Portland OR at the awards night to accept the honor of being the first ever Compak Golden Bean Champion in this prestigious industry competition. Mike won the competition by […]

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Newcastle has been shaken, not stirred

Posted November 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

#getroasted The Compak Golden Bean 2015 culminated with an amazing gala night of awards at the James Bond 007 dinner, Newcastle Jockey Club on Saturday night. Forget the jeans and black t-shirts often associated with the coffee industry as guests donned their finest gowns and jewels to celebrate with the winners of the 10th Compak […]

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And the winner is…

Posted November 14, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

CONGRATULATIONS Uncle Joe’s Coffee House for blend Purple Haze who took out the Overall Champion Compak Golden Bean award for 2015 Well done to all roasters who entered the competition. Full wrap up coming soon.   For a full list of winners, please download the results pdf from the button below.

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Champions Testimonials

Posted October 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

2010 Champion, Mahalia Coffee “The Golden Bean competition is an integral part of my development and helps keep my desire strong in the pursuit of finding that perfect profile and favour outcome as a roaster. To have my coffee appraised, and judged by my industry folk is a truly humbling and rewarding experience. The event is just seamless, […]

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Spotlight on Newcastle

Posted October 9, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Newcastle to host 2015 Compak Golden Bean Roasters Competition and Conference Why Newcastle? Newcastle is a destination with a diversity of attractions, accessible with direct flights from major cities and just over an hour’s drive north of Sydney. Outside of the Golden Bean event, there is a burgeoning café scene to explore, supported by many […]

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Speaker Profile – Mark Beattie

Posted October 8, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Coffee Roasters Australia TOPIC: Deconstructing the Roast Curve Mark has a degree in business and marketing, followed by 9 years’ experience with Nestle in various divisions in both Sydney and Melbourne. In his role at Nestle he primarily dealt with Woolworths and Metcash in a variety of national sales roles.   Mark, along with his […]

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Golden Bean snags “the sexiest bag on the market”

Posted September 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

We are pleased announce that Coffee Bags Pty Ltd have come on board this year as an event sponsor and very soon you’ll be receiving the competition bags to pack your entries. Peter & Carolyn from Coffee Bags Pty Ltd recognise the importance of protecting your coffee entries, and know how important it is that […]

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Super Cupping

Posted September 4, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

SUPER! Cupping in the Garage  24 | 9 | 15 This is a new initiative by the team at Cafe Culture International to assist roasters to efficiently cup and source new coffees. This exciting event will include 8 leading green bean coffee wholesalers and over 50 coffees. In addition, this event will also include a […]

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Anne Cooper – HEAD JUDGE

Posted August 21, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Master Roastress, Anne Cooper, will once again take on the specialist role of Head Judge at this year’s Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference.With over 23 years working in the Coffee Industry, Anne has gained experience in many areas of the industry – as Barista, Café Owner/Manager, National Trainer & Assessor, to Head […]

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2014 Hall of Fame – The Genovese Family

Posted December 14, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Celebrating a family tradition of excellence If you live in Melbourne, the brand Genovese is certainly no stranger. It’s synonymous with great quality espresso and a deep family commitment to excellence and tradition. This year, the Cafetto Hall of Fame recipient was an obvious choice – not as an individual award, but an acknowledgment of […]

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Winners 2014

Espresso Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Think Tank Coffee PERCI N2 (Ninety Plus Gesha Estates – Panama) Think Tank Coffee came about as a natural progression of Craig Simon’s interest in all things coffee. His years of experience in roasting, cupping, knowledge of processing methods, developing close bonds with producers and not least of all, being a successful part of the […]

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Milk Based Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Uncle Joe’s Coffee – by mark leo of 3rd crack coffee brokerage Purple Haze Uncompromising commitment to quality – this is the core ideology behind 3rd Crack Coffee Brokerage. Quality, that resonates in every cup of Uncle Joe’s Coffee. We are the flavour explorers; we are your translators to the magic that is coffee – […]

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Australian Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Eureka Coffee & Growers Espresso Eureka Coffee Premium Espresso Blend Mark Ryan established Eureka Coffee with his wife, Samantha (Sam) Edmonds, in 2000 – several years following the establishment of Sam’s parents’ coffee plantation in northern NSW. The couple initially focused on 100% Australian grown coffee under their Eureka Coffee label, which continues today; however, […]

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Organic Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Melba Coffee No. 6 Led by two cousins bearing the same name of Johnny Frangoulis, Melba Coffee has been the quiet achiever, unassumingly mastering great blends and making coffee for over a decade now. Based in Dandenong, their factory freshly roasts and distributes unique and specialty blends to some of Melbourne’s most popular cafés. They […]

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Pressed Filter (Espro Press) Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Proud Mary Finca Santa Teresa Estribi Gesha Proud Mary has been working directly with farmers since its inception in 2009. Often the best way of finding unique coffee is by developing great relationships with farmers and working with them year after year. Finca Santa Teresa is one of the first farms we ever went to […]

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Pour Over Filter (Chemex) Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Proud Mary Panama Bambito Estate Gesha Proud Mary was founded in 2009, first as a café and now as a roaster as well. Owner Nolan Hirte and green buyer Lucy Ward source all the coffee direct from origin, with an aim to find captivating, high-grade coffees. These special coffees are our way of putting the […]

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Decaf Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Streat Organic Decaf Tastes Good. Does Good. STREAT’s Gold Medal winning organic Peruvian decaf, seasonal Social Blend espresso (Silver ’13, Bronze ’14) and specialty single origin roasts are known in Melbourne for their quality and consistency. Their now three Golden Bean medals are just reward for good work. And good work it is, because every […]

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