Australian International Coffee Awards entries to close soon

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is accepting entries into the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) between now and 30 January. An international coffee roasting competition, AICA gives coffee roasters from around the world the opportunity to benchmark their product against that of their peers. The AICA comprises categories for espresso, milk-based coffee, filter coffee (syphon, plunger and pour over coffee) and this year soy-based coffee has been added to the competition. The soy-based category will assess the roasters skill in producing coffee that complements soy milk. 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. “The AICA has quickly established a reputation as the superior awards program for our industry,” said Wolffe. “I’m proud to be a part of the process and I look forward to seeing what the coffee roasters of the world are able to come up with.” Aida Batlle, a Board member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, will join the esteemed judging panel in 2015. Batlle, who is travelling to Melbourne to attend the Melbourne International Coffee Exhibition (MICE2015), is the owner of four farms and a fifth-generation coffee farmer. Batlle will join an elite panel of 36 local coffee industry specialists, selected for their outstanding knowledge and unrivalled expertise. Winners will be announced at A MICE Night Out, an industry cocktail party on 12 March 2015, as part of MICE2015. For more information or to enter visit

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