Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the AICA is the first and only international
coffee roasting competition in Australia, receiving a
record 819 entries from 186 local
and international coffee roasters in 2017, including coffee from New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Greece, the USA and UK. •The AICA provides exhibitors wth the
“The AICA provides exhibitors wth the opportunity to benchmark products against industry standards, receive feedback from independent industry experts, market their beans wth a sea! of quality and promote their coffee through our Winning Tastes brand,” said RASV CEO Mart O’Sullivan.
“The record-breaking number of entries into the 2017 AICA is a testament to the importance of the competition to the coffee roasting industry both in Australia and internationally.”
A total of 247 medals were awarded including nine gold. 70 silver and 168 bronze, over three days of judging which took place at Melbourne Showgrounds from 8-10 March, with a panel of industry experts led by Head Judge Melissa Caia assessing the entries.
The awards were presented as a partner event of Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).