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Winners 2014

Single Origin Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Mocopan Coffee Ethiopian Djimmah Since 1954, Mocopan has been in the business of roasting and serving great coffee. We’ve carefully crafted a range of blends to suit the discerning palates of Australian coffee drinkers and have even been awarded a Gold Medal in the Milk Category of the 2008 Golden Bean for our Pasquale blend. […]

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Franchise/Chain Espresso Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aroma Café Aroma Café Seasonal Blend We are really proud to win the chain store espresso category for the second year in a row. Our focus has always been on trying to create a better blend year after year, and this award has only helped to confirm that we’re on the right track. Aroma Café […]

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Franchise/Chain Milk Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Caffissimo Cafina Since firing up the roaster some 12 years ago, Caffissimo has developed into a 40+ chain of premium cafés, with our own in house distribution and roasting arm. Our philosophy has been to grow the beverage side of the business, with sites tending to be under 100 sqm and coffee accounting  for about […]

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Home Roaster Espresso Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Richard Davies Mr Orange I began home roasting in July 2013 and managed to score Silver and Bronze Medals in last year’s Golden Bean competition. Improving the result this year by coming away with Gold for my espresso is a fantastic feeling. The coffee is from Santa Rosa 1900 in the mountainous Tarrazu region of […]

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Home Roaster Milk Winner

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Stephen Long House Blend I began home roasting in February 2012 after doing some reading online (Coffeesnobs), which piqued my interest. I started out with a popcorn popper but quickly moved to using a heat gun bowl in bowl method. I also bought an Aeropress and porlex mini to brew my roasts. Furthering my research, […]

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Overall Franchise/Chain Winner – Muffin Break

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Muffin Break is, and always has been, prided on a commitment to quality and freshness. We began as a bakery-café back in 1989, baking fresh, wholesome products on-site while serving customers our premium coffee blend. It’s a brand that is intrinsically wholesome and authentic, with real ingredients used in our products that are freshly made […]

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Overall Winner – Uncle Joe’s Coffee

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

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 […]

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Testimonials

Richard Bewick – Bonissimo Coffee

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Although Bonissimo is based in WA we have attended just about every Golden Bean event since it’s inception. We have seen the event go from strength to strength, each year bringing in overseas and local speakers covering important and current issues. We are always impressed with the level of dedication and passion we experience within […]

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Nari Blackett – Vitasoy

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Thanks so much for putting on such a great event last week. Katherine and I both got a lot out of it, learnt a lot and made some great contacts. It was a really fantastic event so thanks to you and all the Café Culture staff. I’m glad we were a part of it and […]

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Simon Au-Yeung – Foodco Group Pty Ltd

Posted December 8, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hope you all have recovered from the amazing Compak Golden Bean. I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to be part of the engine room. It was definitely a great experience to be involved with this coffee experience. The opportunity to work with passionate baristas and hard core coffee drinkers made me […]

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the 2014 Compak Golden Bean TOP GUN is…

Posted October 11, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

After four days of tamping, grinding, pouring, judging, cupping, learning, networking, drinking, eating, sunning, bowling, mingling and occasionally sleeping, the nation has concluded that the 2014 OVERALL CHAMPION of the Compak Golden Bean Roasters Competition is: 3rd Crack Coffee Brokerage! Congratulations to 3rd Crack Coffee Brokerage and to all of our medal winners and competitors. […]

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Introduction to Cupping

Posted October 3, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Andrew Hetzel will be running three courses at The Golden Bean Roasters Competition and Conference (maximum 24 spaces per course) Introduction to Cupping Saturday 11 October – 11am to 3pm Participants will learn the process of cupping following protocols set by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, including standards for water, coffee roasting and the […]

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The reality of creating a strong coffee industry! Golden Bean Update

Posted September 19, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Sean Edwards – Head Bean Recently, after filling out an application for a local business award the penny dropped on how the contribution from a small communication business like Café Culture International has changed the world market in coffee and café culture. One of our major achievements as a communications company was to set up […]

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International Speaker – Rob Stephen

Posted September 4, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

International Business Development Manager, Olam Specialty Coffee Division, USA Rob Stephen Speakers Session:  Coffee Buying – contracts and quality tools in the age of direct trade As the specialty coffee industry develops, purchasing green coffee has become much more complex and competitive.  In this seminar an experienced coffee trader and buyer will outline the various […]

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Pat Connolly – Wingman

Posted September 1, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Head judge – Pour Over Filter Category 7 Pat Connolly is an experienced member of Australia’s specialty coffee industry with a solid career across all elements of coffee, spanning 13 years. A former state barista champion and national finalist, the progression to coffee roaster in 2011 came naturally. Pats resume includes the management and design […]

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Panama Berlina Estate

Posted August 15, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bennetts Green Bean Update Our recently landed specialty lots from the prized Berlina Estate in Panama are cupping excellently and have been very well received. Berlina Estate has won multiple awards within the specialty coffee sector, and is considered an ambassador of the genuine seed that was originally planted in Boquete. Berlina Estate is located in […]

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International Speaker – Reg Barber

Posted August 15, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Founder of Reg Barber tampers Reg Barber Speakers Session:  Coffee Tampers – Trends and Innovation Reg Barber will be talking about the trends and innovations in tamper making that he has witnessed over the years, the role of the tamper in the coffee-making process and choosing the right tamper. Reg Barber Bio:      Reg […]

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International Speaker – Andrew Hetzel

Posted August 14, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Founder of CaféMakers Andrew Hetzel Speakers Session: Creating Value at Origin Andrew Hetzel will present stories and images of the people from Uganda, Yemen and Ethiopia, where coffee value chain development work is being done today, along with some of the coffees that they have produced. Andrew Hetzel Bio: Andrew Hetzel is a coffee industry […]

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Geisha Vs Geisha

Posted July 30, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bean Green’s annual Geisha vs Geisha happened on Saturday the 19th of July. The event took place at the fabulous Bear Bones Espresso, Mclachlan Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. What a line up, with 14 gorgeous and delicate coffees on the table; all of the geisha varietal. It certainly was an exciting way to spend […]

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Have you BEAN before…?

Posted July 17, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

The 2014 Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference.  It’s not all just Coffee Judging and Seminars… we have a bit of fun mixed in too!  But for all of you thinking you’ll crack out the school uniform again this year for the awards night, think again.  There is a very obvious theme going […]

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One sexy grinder

Posted July 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Do you like what you see? Contact Compak Grinders Australia today: t. 03 9681 7537 e. info@compakgrinders.com.au w. www.compakgrinders.com.au Compak is the official naming sponsor of the 2014 Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference

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Ewen Litchfield

Posted July 10, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Ewen Litchfield is one of the quiet achievers of the Australian café industry. Introduced into the café world when he worked in the family business, which was a hotel and club hospitality supplier. He then moved from the family business to Kimberly Clark, looking after Sydney and regional NSW distribution. Ewen is now best known […]

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I feel the need, the need for Golden Bean!!

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

With an aviation theme this year, I am really looking forward to coming back as Head Wingman/Roastress, guiding the crew as we search for this years’ Top Gun at Golden Bean! I am also looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces as we navigate our way through the various categories and enormous amount […]

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International Speaker – Bruce Milletto

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

President: Bellissimo Coffee Advisors and the American Barista & Coffee School Bruce Milletto Speakers Session: The State of The American Specialty Coffee Industry and Why Portland Oregon is the Epicenter Bruce’s talk will encompass where and how the specialty coffee movement started in America 20 years ago and where we find the industry today in […]

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Golden Bean Wingman – Craig Simon

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

World Barista Champion Finalist to Judge at the Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition The World Barista Championships are over for another year which saw Australian candidate Craig Simon of Think Tank Coffee perform his best ever, with the best coffee he’s ever tasted and reveal a new coffee processing innovation to the coffee world, […]

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Karen Browne – Cafe Person

Posted June 27, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

This Dynamic 33 year old started working full time at the age of 16, as a receptionist in a recruitment agency. From their she fell into the field of accounting, starting out in Accounts Receivable and throughout her career she has worked in nearly every position that makes up an accounts department. In 2001 Karen […]

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Australian Cafe Supplier Directory

Get your business seen!

Posted April 17, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Part of our annual flagship issue of Cafe Culture Magazine, the Cafe Supplier Directory is distributed to over 15,000 cafe businesses nationwide.  Created as a reference for cafe owners to quality products and services. As well as this, the printed version of the directory is readily available on the Cafe Culture website.   Don’t miss […]

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Cafe People – Mark Beattie

Posted March 26, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

Café Culture has been working with Mark and Alana Beattie for over five years and has proudly watched the growth of their business and the way they have aligned themselves within the coffee industry. It is always nice to listen to Mark’s ideas and opinions on this fast moving industry, as he has come from […]

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2013 Golden Bean Roasters Directory

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

                Arrosto Coffee p.  0418 850 157 e.  sales@arrostocoffee.com.au w. www.arrostocoffee.com.au ***  SMALL BATCH  ***     Barefoot Roasters p. 0430 316 066 e.  info@barefootroasters.com.au w. www.barefootroasters.com.au Barefoot Roasters entered the Nativa Golden Bean awards for the first time this year, gaining runner up in overall Golden Bean […]

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Home Roaster Milk Category Winner – Tiana Freeman

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hi, my name is Tiana, and I am eight years old. I only just learnt how to roast coffee. I didn’t really know how to roast coffee, but then Dad taught me the basics, and I took it from there. At the start it was a little hard, but I learnt it all pretty quickly. […]

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Syphon Category Winner – Veneziano

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Veneziano Coffee Roasters are no strangers to the Natvia Golden Bean Roaster Competition awards, having entered and won medals almost every year since its inception in 2006. With roasting operations in Melbourne and Brisbane, Veneziano proudly supplies over 500 of Australia’s most progressive cafés. Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne are hosts to First Pour cafés – […]

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Home Roaster Espresso Category Winner – Sarah Freeman

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Hey, my name is Sarah, and I am 14 years old. Last year I entered the Home Roasting category and won a bronze medal and my little brother, Zed, won a gold, so I was out to beat him this year … which I did, when I won a gold and a bronze medal. The […]

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Chain/Franchise Espresso Category Winner – Aroma Cafe

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Aroma Café is a franchise that originated in the Perth CBD in 1996. Since then it has grown to 60 stores across WA, SA, VIC and QLD. It was founded, and is still run by, my parents, Robert and Angela Mule, and remains a family business to this day. After working as baristas in numerous […]

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Chain/Franchise Milk Category Winner – bb’s Cafe

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

bb’s café roasts and blends its very own signature coffee. bb’s Espresso is a 100% Arabica blend from prominent Australian Roaster, Caffe Coffee. It is a classic three bean blend comprised of coffee from Brazil, Ethiopia and India. Each origin is roasted separately to a medium – dark degree, drawing strong notes of stone fruit, […]

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Decaf Category Winner – Fiori

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

FiORi Coffee is an artisan roastery based in Perth which, after 7 years of operation, has become a well-established name in Western Australia. The business began roasting in West Perth in mid-2006 and has gone through a couple of relocations already as it has grown in popularity. The business moved to larger premises in Osborne […]

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Organic Category Winner – Nat’s Coffee

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

This is the story of Byron Organic plantation. Three years ago I decided I wanted to create this amazing organically grown coffee on a certified organic farm just near the beautiful town of Byron Bay. So, over the last few years I have been experimenting with different harvesting methods and times and different processing methods […]

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Filter Category Winner – Essence of Coffee

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Essence of Coffee is a small batch artisan coffee roaster dedicated to bringing out the very essence of our hand-selected beans. With a clear objective to provide “great coffee in a casual atmosphere”, our family business began with Café 54, in East Perth, in 2007. Our passion for specialty coffee demanded a commitment to knowledge […]

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Australian Category Winner – Bonissimo

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Bonissimo has been supplying locally roasted fresh coffee to the Perth market since the late 1970s.  Since 2009 under the guidance of directors Stephen Shoobridge and Giulio Cozza, Bonissimo has expanded its market share and developed a strong, loyal following. They are supported by a strong and talented team who are serious about producing great coffee […]

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Milk Based Category Winner – Proud Mary

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

What makes Ghost Rider a Natvia Golden Bean Winner? Proud Mary likes to keep things real; if a coffee tastes good, then why would you want to blend it? Often simple really is better. Ghost Rider has now been awarded the gold in the Natvia Golden Bean Milk Based category two years running, and it […]

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Espresso Category Winner – Code Black Coffee

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Code Black Coffee is a dedicated specialty coffee roastery in the heart of Brunswick, Victoria which has only been operating since February of this year. The seasonal espresso blend that has taken out this year’s champion espresso category is just as the name says: a blend that rotates with the seasons, meaning the coffees used […]

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Overall Chain/Franchise Winner – Coffee Hit

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Coffee Hit started as an online coffee store by a group of Melbourne coffee enthusiasts. The concept revolved around sourcing the freshest, best quality coffee available and delivering to coffee lovers all over Australia without them having to leave the home or office. The online ordering service proved to be a massive “hit” and was […]

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Overall Golden Bean Winner – Proud Mary

Posted December 10, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Natvia Golden Bean is awarded to one coffee roaster each year. The awards process for this accolade consists of Australian coffee roasters submitting coffees in both Espresso and Milk Based categories. The total scores for each category are then added together to find the winner. After two years of taking out gold in the […]

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Testimonials

Lorna, Georgia and Scott – Bennetts

Posted November 14, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

We found the 2013 Golden Bean thoroughly enjoyable and well organised. We were keen to get involved in judging the amazing array of coffee categories submitted to the competition. The dedication and skill of the team involved behind the tasting is to be commended. It is a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with some […]

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Adam Metelmann – Barista

Posted November 14, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“When I was asked to participate as a barista for this year’s Natvia Golden Bean, the thought of being able to work with 1300 roasted coffees from around the country coupled with the industry’s best people, I pretty much couldn’t pack my bag fast enough. I had my thoughts about what the event would be […]

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Pat Connolly – Roaster, Veneziano Coffee

Posted November 14, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“The 2013 Golden Bean roasting competition rose to new heights yet again. It is an event that I greatly look forward to each year. To have your coffee appraised, judged and awarded by your peers is a truly rewarding and educational experience. To be able to meet and talk with so many coffee roasters and […]

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Candy Weiss – Golden Bean Barista

Posted November 14, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“There is a place where anticipation hangs in the air under a cloud of coffee. Baristas will sweat caffeine in order to reach a common goal. Who will win this year’s Golden Bean Roasters award? I am very honoured to have participated in this event for the second year in a row. As a barista […]

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Jade O’Shea – Yahava KoffeeWorks

Posted November 14, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Coming from WA, we saw The Golden Bean as an opportunity to meet all sorts of industry people from all over the country, have some fun and judge some awesomely roasted and brewed coffee. The event didn’t disappoint! 1300+ coffee’s entered and only a week to judge them all, lucky the crew at Cafe Culture […]

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Tercio Borba and Thiago Borba – 3Brothers

Posted November 14, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in such a well-organised event. The team effort by Café Culture / Golden Bean was flawless and the baristas did an amazing job. The greatest part for us was to take all the feedback given by coffee roasters along with photographs, some medals and stories then sharing […]

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Cafetto Hall of Fame

2013 Hall of Fame – Peter Stathos

Posted October 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

CONGRATULATIONS! Peter Stathos of Mocopan awarded the Cafetto Hall of Fame trophy for his outstanding contribution to the Coffee Industry… Cafetto Hall Of Fame Induction 2013 from GOLD LEAF CREATIVE on Vimeo.

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Golden Bean Photos 2013

Posted October 17, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag
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