2015 Australian International Coffee Awards closing soon

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is making its final call for roasters to enter the 2015 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). There is just one day to go until entries for the awards close. Submissions can be received until 5pm on 6 February. Conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the international coffee roasting competition gives coffee roasters from around the world the opportunity to benchmark their product against that of their peers. Entrants will receive invaluable feedback from independent industry experts, and have the chance to receive the AICA seal of quality, providing greater marketability. Judging will take place in the lead up to the 2015 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from 3 – 6 March. The awards presentation will be held in partnership with “A MICE Night Out”, an industry cocktail and charity event on Thursday 12 March. Entries will be judged by an elite panel of 36 local coffee industry specialists, selected for their outstanding knowledge and unrivalled expertise. Peter Wolff of Wolff Coffee Roasters will oversee the process as official Head Judge. Peter holds World Barista Championship accreditation, and has acted as a sensory judge across the world. Aida Batlle from El Salvador, a Board member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and fifth-generation coffee farmer, will join the esteemed judging panel. In addition, Day Ng from Return Coffee Roastery and Coffee Training Center Barista in Hong Kong will make his way to Melbourne for the judging process. These esteemed judges will join the strong Australian panel to determine the best roasts of the year. The AICA comprises categories for espresso, milk-based coffee and filter coffee (syphon, plunger and pour over coffee) and soy-based coffee. For the chance to win a gold medal and receive national and international roasting credentials, enter now. Application fees are $135 per entry (online submission) or $145 per entry (paper submission). For new exhibitors entering the AICA for the first time, a login ID will need to be created at before commencing entries. Returning exhibitors can use their RASV Username or the email address provided for their previous entry as their Login ID. The password for this Login can be retrieved by using the ‘Forgotten your password?’ function on the login page, if required. To submit your entries online go to To view the entry booklet or download paper entry forms, click here For further information contact Competition Manager Ross Karavis on 03 9281 7435 or at

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