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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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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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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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Pathy Kasiviswanathan, Elephant Hills Coffee

Posted August 21, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Golden Bean is a great specialty coffee industry event in Australia, it brings together coffee professionals and enthusiast from across the country. The events are well organised with seminars by renowned local and international coffee experts along with opportunities to taste/judge the best coffees Australian roasters have to offer. The relaxed atmosphere at the event […]

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Phillip Di Bella, Di Bella Coffee

Posted July 31, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Thanks to the Café Culture team for yet another excellent event. Dibella Coffee have participated in the Golden Bean since its inception and having won the Award in 2009 we recognize the direct benefits to our company and brand that the Golden Bean can offer. Scoring well has shown our customers that we are dedicated […]

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Ewen Litchfield, Clorox

Posted July 8, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“Thank you for organising a great event on the Sunshine Coast. You have definitely raised the bar to the next level and no doubt you have already started thinking about next year, looking forward to it again. I met some great people from the industry over the four days and some of these are keen […]

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Vince Monardo, Global Coffee Solutions

Posted June 19, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

Golden Bean has been a great networking & discovery tool. It brings different roasters together who would normally fight it out on the street for business and allows us to fight it out on the race track! At the event I have had the opportunity to meet a number of people that I usually wouldn’t […]

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Tony Macri, Coffee Brothers

Posted June 3, 2013 by Cafe Culture Mag

“The event for me was a great success, to be together attending the Golden Bean with such a group of passionate like minded people and actually being involved & making friends with them was such an enriching experience. I have been involved in one way or another with coffee for over 30 years and I […]

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Golden Bean 2011 Wrap Up

Posted August 9, 2011 by Cafe Culture Mag
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