Contests and competitions to inspire the coffee champion in you.
Roaster of the Year
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From the written applications three finalists are chosen from two categories, roasting less than 100,000 lbs. per year and roasting more than 100,000 lbs. year. The finalists are required to send in 3 lbs. of roasted coffees. The coffees are cupped and scored. The cupping scores and the written scores are combined.
The company with the most points is crowned our Roaster of the Year. The competition is fierce and draws applications from every part of the country. Could you be our next Roaster of the Year?
Past Roaster of the Year winners
2005 winner—Counter Culture Coffee
2005 runnerup—Taylor Maid Farms
2006 winner—Stumptown Coffee Roasters
2006 runnerup—Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
2006 runnerup—Dillanos Coffee Roasters
2007 winner—Micro—Metropolis Coffee Co.
2008 winner—Micro—Higher Ground Roasters
2008 winner—Macro—Zoka Coffee Roasters
2009 winner—Micro—Coffee Klatch
2009 winner—Macro—PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
2010 winner—Micro—Kickapoo Coffee
2010 winner—Macro—Equator Estates Coffee
2011 winner—Micro—Conscious Coffees
2011 winner—Macro—Dillanos Coffee Roasters
2012 winner—Micro—Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
2012 winner—Macro—Portland Coffee Roasting
2013 winner—Micro—Olympia Coffee Roasting Company
2013 winner—Macro–Gimme! Coffee
2014 winner—Micro—Pilot Coffee Roasters
2014 winner—Macro—Coda Coffee Company
Coffee Conservation Award
sponsored by Café Imports
By recognizing a single, ecologically significant farm from a single country each year, the hope is to raise awareness worldwide about the importance of forest habitat in agricultural landscapes.
The Coffee Conservation Award is a joint venture between Cooper Ecological Monitoring, Inc., Roast Magazine and the American Birding Association through its Birder's Exchange program.
Past Coffee Conservation winners
2010 Winner— Finca El Porvenir, El Salvador