The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) celebrates and promotes coffee roasting excellence in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific region and around the world and is a partner event of the 2014 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
This year’s categories included Espresso, Milk Based Coffee and Filter, including Pour Over and Syphon Coffee. The coffee was judged on the way it felt in the mouth, taste in terms of balance between acidity, bitterness and body, and aftertaste.This year the competition was bigger and more competitive than ever before. Despite the increased competition, Coffex took out four highly coveted and prestigious awards against some of the best names in the business.
“The competition has had 800 entries in the second year it has been open to international roasters within categories that include espresso, milk-based, filter and siphon, with competitors from as far as Nicaragua, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, East Timor and throughout Australia.” - The Age