December 3, 2014

The coffee roasters industry choice awards

This year’s Compak Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition hosted the inaugural Coffee Roasters Industry Choice Award. 
This is a national award across three categories (small, medium and large roasters) with a holistic approach to the judging criteria based on the success of the coffee roaster across all facets of their business.
The industry panel short-listed the nominations to a final of 10 coffee roasters for each category, and the winners were announced at the Golden Bean Awards.


Large Roaster
Di Bella Coffeedibella

Guided by a clear vision, Di Bella Coffee has rapidly become Australia’s largest specialty coffee roaster, earning the respect and appreciation of coffee lovers across the country. Everyone at Di Bella Coffee shares an unparalleled enthusiasm for customer service and dedication to delivering consistent high quality fresh coffee. We are passionate about ensuring our customers continue their love affair with Di Bella Coffee.One of the key components of that commitment is Crop to Cup; Di Bella Coffee’s green bean purchasing programme. Crop to Cup is dedicated to the ongoing sourcing of high quality, premium raw coffee beans. We travel to coffee growing communities across the world to work alongside farmers and communities sharing our goals of sustainability, ongoing development and quality assurance. In doing so, Crop to Cup has regenerated collaboration between industry and consumers, which ensures that Di Bella Coffee can stay at the forefront of the coffee experience and achieve the ultimate end result in every cup.

Medium Roaster
Mahalia Coffeemahalia

Mahalia Coffee is an epicurean roasting house specialising in the art of profile roasting, dedicated to bringing quality, refinement and the exotic passion of faraway coffee lands to the lively world of coffee connoisseurs. Their quality is recognised, having won over 35 awards at prestigious events such as the Golden Bean Awards, Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, and the Hobart Fine Food Awards, including recently the Coffee Roasters Industry Choice Award.Roasting in Robe on the Limestone Coast, and employing 10 full-time staff, Mahalia Coffee is sold in 200 outlets Australia wide, proving that a successful national coffee business can be regional.
Recently Mahalia Coffee doubled the size of their Robe factory and retail store premises, installing new roasting plant and packaging equipment in the process. The new retail store will allow customers to directly view the coffee being roasted, while the new equipment sets the company up for strong growth over the next five years.

Small Roaster
Tim Adams Specialty Coffeetimmy

Renowned for our premium-quality, ethically-sourced blends, Tim Adams Specialty Coffee (TASC) is fast developing a reputation as one of the most sought after boutique coffee brands in Australia. TASC is the brainchild of award-winning Australian barista Tim Adams, and has been turning heads since its establishment in 2010. We live and breathe exceptional coffee, offering a range of specialty coffee products. Our business encompasses a number of divisions, including:
Retail – we operate one of Queensland’s most acclaimed espresso outlets, Lamkin Lane Espresso Bar, and also service the Sunshine Coast with our mobile espresso van.
Wholesale – we service a wide range of wholesale customers, who share our passion for great coffee and are dedicated to delivering the perfect brew in their cafés and restaurants.
Training – we love to share our knowledge and tricks of the trade with budding baristas and our wholesale customers, as the popularity of the specialty coffee industry continues to grow.

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