Contests and competitions to inspire the coffee champion in you.

Roast magazine's
Roaster of the Year

Roast magazine’s Roaster of the Year competition recognizes the top roasters in the country. The competition begins with a written questionnaire covering topics range from company mission statement, sustainable/employee practices to commitment to the industry.

Click above to view the next competition application.

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?

Read about past Roaster of the Year winners
(all articles from back issues of Roast)
2005 winners

2006 winners

2007 winner—Macro—Intelligentsia
2007 winner—Micro—Metropolis Coffee Co.

2008 winner—Macro—Zoka Coffee Roasters
2008 winner—Micro—Higher Ground Roasters

2009 winner—Macro—PT's Coffee Roasting Co.
2009 winner—Micro—Coffee Klatch

2010 winner—Macro—Equator Estates Coffee
2010 winner—Micro—Kickapoo Coffee

2011 winner—Macro—Dillanos Coffee Roasters
2011 winner—Micro—Conscious Coffees

Coffee Conservation Award
sponsored by Café Imports

The Coffee Conservation Award was developed to provide an incentive for forest conservation on coffee farms.

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.

Read about past Coffee Conservation winners
(all articles from back issues of Roast)
2010 Winner— Finca El Porvenir, El Salvador

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