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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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