The 2017 Melbourne International Coffee Expo just finished last weekend on the 01 April 2017 with an amazing attendance totalling 9,646 visitors over the 3 day event!
This year Gourmet Gold Coffee didn’t make it down physically to MICE 2017. What we did do though, was send down three of our favourite blends in our place to participate in the 2017 Australian International Coffee Awards.
The AICA is the country’s first international coffee roasting competition which was developed by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) in recognition of the success of coffee as a category within the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards.
Records were broken this year with 819 registered entries from around the globe. Roasters from countries like New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, USA and the UK to name a few all came together to showcase their best coffee. A combined national and international judging panel of 42 coffee experts assessed the 819 entries over the three day period.
2013 being the last time we entered an event like this we were very excited to see how we held up amongst an ever expanding and constantly evolving industry!
The Gourmet Gold Team is very happy to announce that the following blends are considered award winning coffees by such an extensive judging panel:
- Jumpstart – Won a bronze medal in two classes, as an espresso blend and also in the milk class as a cappuccino! If you haven’t tried our award winning Jumpstart yet you can get your hands on some here;
- Geoff’s Parisienne – Won a bronze medal in the milk class as a cappuccino! If you haven’t tried our award winning Geoff’s Parisienne yet you can get your hands on some here;
- Peter’s Symphony – Won a bronze medal in the milk class as a cappuccino! If you haven’t tried our award winning Peter’s Symphony yet you can get your hands on some here.
If you would like to see one of these awards winning blends in your cafe, restaurant or business contact us here for samples.
We would like to thank all of our cafés, wholesalers and Gourmet Gold award winning coffee drinkers for showing their support and loyalty over the 40 plus years of our existence!
Don’t forget to show your support to the Gourmet Gold Team as none of this would be possible without their 3 generations of continuous dedication in transforming the humble green bean into a sublime coffee experience.
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