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, all are welcomed with open arms and the crew of Café Culture are superb organisers and hosts.”
– Mahalia Layzell, Managing Director
2011 Champion, Dimattina Coffee
“The worst thing about winning the Golden Bean was all the extra work I had to do as I got so much more business from our win”
– Paul Dimattina
2009 Champion, DiBella Coffee
“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 to quality.
The coffees are judged by many of our industry peers which in turn creates valuable feedback and is a good opportunity for benchmarking. In addition to entering the competition Dibella see the Golden Bean as the one event that we should attend each year. We always send a team along to participate in the seminars and judging as well as the social events as we have found that getting this many experts together under one roof enables great networking and productive discussion, as well as a chance to have some fun with our industry friends and colleagues.
Café Culture have created the largest competition of its type in the world, the team are knowledgeable, professional and helpful, you run a great event. Thanks for the opportunities this affords us.”
– Phillip Di Bella, Managing Director