Golden Bean

August 21, 2015

Anne Cooper – HEAD JUDGE

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 Roaster & Roasting Production Manager – from a grass roots level through to a national and international corporate level.

Anne has also competed in, won and judged State and National Barista, Cup Tasting and Roasting competitions in both Australia (ASCA) and the USA (NERBC, USBC & RG).

After completing the SCAA Cupping Judge & Q Graders Certification, Anne gained valuable industry experience working in the USA as Head Roaster for Specialty Coffee Company Dallis Bros Coffee in New York City and also judged as a member of the International Jury for Cup of Excellence in Brazil.

Upon returning to Australia, Anne was Head Roaster at Proud Mary Coffee and then Axil Coffee Roasters in Melbourne.

She also took on the role as Head Judge for the Golden Bean Roasting Competition – the largest roasting competition in the southern hemisphere and a competition that she has also won twice.

Anne’s prolific coffee career has allowed her to develop extensive skills and knowledge with a wide range of roasting machines (from Petroncini commodity roasters to Specialty Probat roasters), various roasting techniques and industry relevant processes and protocols.

Now working independently, Anne continues to impart her vast knowledge and specialty skills training and consulting within the Australian and USA coffee industry.

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