The annual Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference took place at Rydges in Port Macquarie earlier this month. A selection of some of the country’s best coffee roasters gathered as industry professionals judged the best roasted coffee.
The event has been running successfully now for twelve years in Australia and three years in North America. An event for Europe is now also in the pipeline. Entry is by coffee roasters submitting their entries which are then judged through a blind tasting format, in 10 different categories and brew methods. No less than 1500 cups were judged throughout the weekend, using coffees from Australia and New Zealand. The Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition is one of the key elements in the growth of the Australian coffee industry.
Mantle Group’s Head Roaster, Robbie Lynch, attended the event and this year Mantle & Moon won two medals. Mantle Group is proud to announce that Supanova has won a Gold medal in the Franchise/Chain – Milk Based category. Supanova is a rich milk chocolate and honey bodied blend with sweet lime acidity and hints of vanilla throughout. Its composition is made up of beans from Kenya, Costa Rica and Peru. Supanova was up against many exceptional blends from all over Australia and New Zealand, so to come away in first place with a Gold medal is outstanding. Mantle Group also won a Bronze medal for Supanova, in the Chain/Franchise – Espresso category.