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“Coffee roasting competition in Melbourne out to find the best in the world
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The quest to find the best coffee roaster in the world has kicked off in Melbourne, with a record number of 820 entries from nine countries in this year’s Australian International Coffee Awards.
Key points: 300 milk-based entries, 200 espresso entries, entries for filter coffee, pour over, soy milk and immersio
nJudges assess different attributes like flavour, aftertaste, acidity
The head barista says Australia is regularly breaking new ground in the coffee industry
A panel of almost 40 judges will be blind-testing up to 30 coffees a day over three days u2014 not an exercise for the faint hearted.
“I’ve had some great coffee this morning,” head judge Melissa Caia said.
“I’ve had probably 10, 12, 15 samples u2014 I don’t know, I lose count. I’ve just got to remember not to drink it all because I’ve still got the rest of the day to go, and I can drink up to 30 or 40 samples.”
The judges are members of Australia’s coffee fraternity, including roasters, professional baristas, cafe owners, and green bean suppliers.
Judges deal with ‘palate fatigue’
There are about 300 milk-based entries, 200 espresso entries, and the rest include entries for filter coffee, pour over, soy milk and immersion.”

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