About the Golden Bean Award

The world’s largest coffee roasters competition and conference.

The Golden Bean Competition has been running successfully now for seventeen years in Australia and is in its sixth year in North America.

It is one of the key elements in the growth of the coffee industry by way of rewarding the coffee roasters, the vital person in the chain for all coffee businesses.

Entry

From the back-yard one man specialty coffee roaster right through to large corporates, the Golden Bean is for everyone in the coffee industry.

Entries are submitted to be judged in a blind tasting format.

You can submit 10 entries per category.

Attend

There are additional benefits to also attending the Golden Bean.

✓ Professional development

✓ Industry recognition

✓ Brand & profile building

✓ Fresh industry perspective

✓ Benchmark your product

✓ Re-energise your goals

✓ Market research

✓ Strengthen & improve your business

✓ Feedback from peers and experts

meet the team

A team of seasoned industry professionals

Ainsley Harrison

Head Barista

Frankie Shi

Head Judge

Sean Edwards

Founder

Event Schedule

Time Session Speakers Venue
12pm Early Bird Lunch Port Macquarie Race Club
6pm Welcome drinks Sean Edwards Stick PMQ
Time Session Speakers Venue
8.30am Registrations Open Port Macquarie Race Club
9.00am Welcome Sean Edwards Port Macquarie Race Club
10.00am Coffee Judging Session Port Macquarie Race Club
12.00pm Lunch Provided Port Macquarie Race Club
12.15pm Speaker Session Little Big Dairy Port Macquarie Race Club
12.30pm Speaker Session: All your packaging needs Coffee Bags Direct Port Macquarie Race Club
1.00pm Coffee Judging Session Port Macquarie Race Club
5.00pm Day 1 Concludes Port Macquarie Race Club
6.00pm Evening Event - Dinner & Drinks Provided Flynns Beach Surfclub
Time Session Speakers Venue
8.30am Morning coffee with ADC coffee bike & calibration for new judges ADC Port Macquarie Race Club
9.00am Coffee Judging Session Port Macquarie Race Club
12.00pm Lunch Provided Port Macquarie Race Club
12.15pm Speaker Session: Green Square Port Macquarie Race Club
12.30pm Speaker Session: Almond Milk ADC Port Macquarie Race Club
1.00pm Coffee Judging Session Port Macquarie Race Club
5.00pm Day 2 Concludes Port Macquarie Race Club
6.00pm Evening Event: 'The Golden Hoop' ADC Port Macquarie Race Club
Time Session Speakers Venue
8.30am Morning coffee with ADC coffee bike & calibration for new judges ADC Port Macquarie Race Club
9.00am Coffee Judging Session Port Macquarie Race Club
12.00pm Lunch Provided Port Macquarie Race Club
12.15pm Speaker Session: Roaster Engagement Sunbeam Port Macquarie Race Club
12.30pm Speaker Session: Yeast Fermintation Port Macquarie Race Club
1.00pm Coffee Judging Session Port Macquarie Race Club
3.00pm Speaker Session: Hygiene & Sustainability Zexa Port Macquarie Race Club
4.00pm Delivery of Roasters Survey Results David Parnham Port Macquarie Race Club
6.00pm Evening Event: Dinner & Drinks Provided Peak Coffee Brewlab & Roastery
Time Session Speakers Venue
8.30am Green Bean Zone Port Macquarie Race Club

Key Dates

Entries open: 23 September 2021

Entries close: 26 November 2021

Coffee deliveries by: 26 November 2021

Judging dates: 30 November 2021 – 3 December 2021

Medals available for purchase: 13 December 2021

The fine print:

You cannot bring coffee with you. You will need to send it in advance to be eligible to compete.

It is the responsibility of the roaster to choose the delivery date of their coffee (within the window of dates advised) to ensure it is at its best on the days of judging.

SPONSORS

Many thanks to our amazing sponsors who are a valuable part of the specialty coffee industry. Click on the logos below for more information.

Competition Attendance

$550

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Attendance at the Golden Bean competition

Meet with the superstars of the coffee world

Interact with the latest and greatest coffee suppliers

Have fun!

Standard Coffee Entry

$150

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Single coffee entry

Certificate

Judges feedback

Portal login and registration

Six entries includes free competition attendance

Your chance to be a Golden Bean champion!

Scientific Coffee Analysis

$200

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Coffee Analysis

Coffee Analysis Report

Constructive feedback

Portal login and registration

Coffee Entry Plus Analysis

$300

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Single Coffee Entry

Coffee Analysis

Certificate

Judges feedback

Portal login and registration

Six entries includes free competition attendance

Your chance to be a Golden Bean champion!