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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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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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‘Speakeasy’ themed awards night

Posted November 4, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Compak Golden Bean 2016 Awards Night We have picked a fun, dress-up ‘Speakeasy’ theme for this year’s Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition awards ceremony. Get your best gangster, show girl, Gatsby or jazz musician outfit out of the attic and dust it off for the Australian coffee roasters’ night of nights at Cassegrain Winery […]

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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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ENTER the Competition

Posted November 2, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Part 1 of the event You can enter the Australian competition by submitting your coffee to be judged at the event.  Roasters are encouraged to engage in both parts of the event, send in coffee entries and also attend the conference to partake in the judging, seminars, industry networking and fun sponsored evenings – click […]

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Rydges Port Macquarie

Posted October 20, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Rydges Port Macquarie offeres 98 stylish guest rooms with Rydges DREAM bed. Ensuite bathrooms, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities, a selection of Foxtel changes, on demand movies. Stay onsite for the Golden Bean Competition and Conference and mention GBA for special room rates.                   […]

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ATTEND the Conference

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Part 2 of the event Attend the Australian event, participate as a judge, learn from professional industry speakers and connect with like minded people.  Roasters are encouraged to engage in both parts of the event, send in coffee entries and also attend the conference to partake in the judging, seminars, industry networking and fun sponsored […]

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Compak Golden Bean Competition NOW OPEN

Posted October 12, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

The Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference returns once again to the tranquil mid north coast town of Port Macquarie, NSW.  For over 10 years this event has provided unique opportunities for Australian Coffee Roasters and a platform to connect, mingle, engage and enjoy this thriving industry. The event will take place from […]

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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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Compak Golden Bean 2016 Dates Announced

Posted April 18, 2016 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean North America: 14-17 SEPT 2016 CASTAWAY, PORTLAND, OREGON Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates Australia: 16-19 NOV 2016 RYDGES, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates

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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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Compak Golden Bean 2016 Dates Announced

Posted December 17, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean North America: 14-17 SEPT 2016 CASTAWAY, PORTLAND, OREGON Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates Australia: 16-19 NOV 2016 RYDGES, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW Signup to the newsletter for more information and updates

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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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In the Compak Hopper

Posted December 16, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

At the 10th Anniversary of the Compak Golden Bean The Compak Golden Bean 2015 culminated with a lavish gala night of awards at the James Bond 007 dinner, trackside at the Newcastle Jockey Club. Forget the jeans and black t-shirts often associated with the coffee industry as guests donned their finest gowns and jewels to […]

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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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Bond theme ideas

Posted October 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

This year’s awards night is themed: Bond, James Bond. So think of anything from any one of the 26 movies made since 1962, black tie is optional if you want to look your best, or if all else fails red, black & white can be the extent of your theme.   Are you a black […]

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Competition Entries Close Tuesday

Posted October 30, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Entries are now due It’s time to pack the coffee bags and pop them in the post or on a courier. Entries must be received by Tuesday 03 November – yep that’s right, Melbourne Cup Day Three days of professional development So now that you’ve entered your coffee it’s time to sign up to help […]

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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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Offer List – Origin Traders

Posted October 22, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

 Golden Bean 2015 Green Bean Zone Origin Traders will have the following beans available: Sidamo Chire Grade 1 Natural Kenya AB Kenya Kagumo AA Microlot Mexico Oaxaca SHG India Baba Budangiri Hills MNEB   Green Bean Zone at Bombora Open Day Saturday 14th November 9am – Midday Bombora warehouse:  6/132 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown (Newcastle) More […]

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Offer List – FTA Specialty Coffee

Posted October 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

 Golden Bean 2015 Green Bean Zone FTA Specialty Coffee will have the following beans available: Brazil Fine Cup – Fancy Mogiana Eagle Costa Rica Tarrazu SHB EP – Cerro Azul Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Natural – Dumerso Station Ethiopia Limmu G2 – Debelo Washing Station Guatemala Antigua SHB EP Natural – Finca San Sebastian ‘Microlot’   […]

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Offer List – Bean Green

Posted October 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

 Golden Bean 2015 Green Bean Zone Bean Green will have the following beans available: Kenya Wamuguma AA Kenya Maua AB Kenya Asali AA Ethiopia Sidamo Mormora Guatemala Santa Felisa Indonesia Wahana Estate     Green Bean Zone at Bombora Open Day Saturday 14th November 9am – Midday Bombora warehouse:  6/132 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown (Newcastle) […]

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Bean, Head Bean

Posted October 15, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Compak Golden Bean 2015 Newcastle Jockey Club 11-14 November This year’s Golden Bean will be hosted in Newcastle, the port city of the Hunter Valley. Newcastle is a vibrant coastal city with direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. We chose this location because of the accessibility for our delegates either by air or an […]

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Offer List – Crop to Cup

Posted October 14, 2015 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean 2015 Green Bean Zone Crop to Cup will have the following beans available: Brazil Guaxupe – Natural Peru Certified organic Amazonas – Washed Colombia Belalcazar Supremo – Washed Kenya Kisumu AB – Washed Nicaragua Jinotega – Washed Guatemala La Sabana (microlot) – Full Washed Colombia Hacienda la Canada( microlot) – Full Washed   […]

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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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SAB – Sky’s the Limit Competition

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cafe Culture Mag

South American Bean would like to thank everyone who helped in raising $750 dollars for the Sony Foundation’s You Can program at the Compak Golden Bean Awards night. The appropriately themed Aviator – Top Gun night saw the Sky’s the Limit competition complete with Balsa wood aeroplane pilots testing out their flying skills. The aim […]

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