It is now considered a reason for going to a café or restaurant – good coffee. Good coffee starts with good roasting. So who is best coffee roaster in Australia, according to the experts?
The first Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) in May, recognised that Victoria’s Cartel Coffee Roasters is the Champion Australian Roaster and New Zealand’s Toasted Espresso was named the Champion International Roaster.
The Awards were part of the 2013 Melbourne International Coffee Expo, run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).
Four gold, 30 silver and 140 bronze medals were awarded by the panel of 28 judges.There were 603 entries from more than 130 coffee roasters across the world.
Cartel Coffee Roasters did very well by also having the Champion Filter Coffee, for its Cartel Roaster Sumatran Lintong. Belaroma Coffee Roasting Company (NSW) took the award for Champion Espresso and the Champion Milk Based Coffee went to Queensland company The Coffee Roaster Pty Ltd (QLD).
Mark O’Sullivan, RASV CEO, said; “Australia is recognised globally for its outstanding coffee and its reputation as an international coffee capital has been further strengthened with the introduction of the AICA, which has been embraced by the coffee community both in Australia and abroad.”
All entrants were assessed by the judges and given feedback as well as being able to use the AICA’s seal of excellence in their marketing.
This article has been written by Rachelle Williams – The Green Food Safety Coach.