Ian Duncan, owner & head coffee roaster, took home three bronze medals from the 2018 Golden Bean competition in Portland, Oregon. In its fourth year in the U.S., Golden Bean competition and conferences started in Australia in 2008. The conference took place from September 17 to the 21.
There are seven main categories including Pour Over and Espresso. Duncan entered his popular Brazil Sul de Minus bean in the Espresso Category and Nicaragua Café Diego and Tanzania Tweega AA in the Pour Over Category. Coffee companies submit their entries on a predetermined date and the coffees are judged through a blind tasting format in 10 categories using different brew methods. Over 200 professional coffee roasters judged this year’s entries.