Australian-owned and operated specialty coffee company, Zarraffa’s Coffee, entered seven gourmet blends of their Arabica coffee beans and received a total of six bronze medals.

In 2019, the Golden Bean Awards were held for three-days in Port Macquarie, where coffee companies from Australia and New Zealand entered their most delicious beans and vied for top honours across eleven categories. CEO of Zarraffa’s Coffee, Marnie Sheldon, said judges agree with customers about the quality of their coffee beans. “We are thrilled with the results. From winning three bronze medals in 2018 to receiving six bronze medals at this year’s competition is something we are extremely proud of,” Ms Sheldon said.

Zarraffa’s took out three Bronze awards in Category #09 Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Milk based) section for their Java Gold coffee beans, a rich chocolate and nutty flavor. The full-flavoured Midnight Café Zarraffa beans were also winners, with a sharp bite and perfect for a short black. Meanwhile, the African Masai beans also earned a bronze medal in Category #10 Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Filter) section and Category #08 Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Espresso) section, while the Decaf Water Process blend received a Bronze medal in Category #06 Decaffeinated (Milk based) section for its smooth chocolate flavour.

“Our experienced roasters will continue working to provide customers with delicious blends, which will be sure to make their mark again at next year’s competition. Our goal is to produce an individually perfect cup of coffee for every customer and making that cup of coffee from perfectly roasted coffee beans is an ongoing pursuit for our entire business,” she envisions.

Zarraffa’s Roastery operates gas fired air roasters that uses a stream of hot air to roast the coffee beans, causing them to flow or to swirl, leaving clean and fresh coffee beans with a delicious taste. Zarraffa’s Coffee is open in over 90 locations across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

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