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Australian International Coffee Awards

The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) is the only international roasting competition in Australia, receiving entries from over 180 exhibitors, including coffees from New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore,  the USA and UK.

The 2018 AICA attracted a total of 743 entries resulting in 210 medals awarded, including seven gold, 61 silver and 142 bronze over three days of judging which took place at Melbourne Showgrounds from 7-9 March with a panel of industry experts led by Head Judge, Melissa Caia, assessing the entries.

Sydneys’ Danes Speciality Coffee was awarded the title of Champion Australian Roaster for the first time in the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards, putting New South Wales in the spotlight for outstanding coffee production!

Danes also took home Champion Cold Brew for their Ethiopia Kochere, a strong fruit tea flavour that comes along with citrus and stone fruit; and Champion Milk Based Coffee with Mocha Gold, a black blend that has a thick, juicy mouth feel with a rich complex flavour with hints of spice, cocoa and a chocolate finish.

2017’s Champion Australian Roaster, Bean Roasters was named Champion Direct Trade or Microlot for the Colombia Castillo, featuring pineapple, dark wine, high-cocoa chocolate in a full body and complex flavour mix.

Chiasso Coffee Co. from New Zealand were awarded Champion Filter Coffee with their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Kochere

The full results of the 2018 AICA are available here

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