Entries to the first Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) will open on second April (closing on 24 April), with judging at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 7 -9 May 2013.The winners will be announced on 23 May 2013.
It is a roasting competition open to both national and international businesses, and has been created by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).
It is being held as part of the 2013 International Coffee Expo (MICE) and World Barista Championships.
The CEO of RASV, Mark Sullivan, said; “The RASV is pleased to invite local and international entries into the new AICA, building on the success of the coffee category of the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. Melbourne is renowned for its world class coffee. The AICA will award excellence in roasted coffee blends from around the world and provide trophy and medal winners with unique marketing opportunities.”
For more information about just how important coffee now is to Australians and how much we now drink, have a look at the article at How Safe Is Your Food.
This article was written by Rachelle Williams – The Green Food Safety Coach