2016 Compak Golden Bean North America recognizes best roasters
After three days of intense judging and 10 educational workshops and discussions, the 100+ judges of the Compak Golden Bean North America ”held for the second year in Portland, Ore. ”determined the top winners, as well as a bevy of outstanding, silver- and bronze-medal-winning coffees.
For the second year in a row, Klatch Coffee in Southern California took home one of the two coveted Golden Bean trophies, made by trophy master Reg Barber. Klatch was recognized for being the Outstanding Franchise/Chain, while Florida-based Oceana Coffee for Overall Compak Golden Bean Champion.
Below is a full list of the winners of all categories.
Wow, looks like a great competition, so comprehensive! Klatch coffee sounds like a great company, I will have to check them out. I am curious about the North American grown coffees, I would be very interested to try them, I’m curious what flavours would come through in the roast. It’s great to see people celebrating high quality coffee and sharing their love and expertise.