Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA)is the first and only international coffee roasting competition in Australia, receiving 658 entries from 143 local and international coffee roasters in 2016, including coffees from New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Canada, USA and UK.
Eight Champion AICA Trophies Awarded in 2016
Eight Champion Trophies were presented to winners from Western Australia, Victoria, ACT, Queensland and Indonesia at the 2016 AICA, including the inaugural winner of the Cold Brew and Direct Trade or Microlot Trophies, and the highly coveted Champion Australian and Champion International Roasters.
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Why You Should Enter
Entering your product into the Australian International Coffee Awards provides your business with the opportunity to:
• Benchmark your products against industry standards;
• Receive feedback from independent industry experts;
• Market your coffee with a seal of quality;
• Promote your coffees through associated events of the RASV.
What Our Trophy And Medal Winners Say
Winning a trophy and gold medal for the Espresso Category has been a fantastic opportunity for us to be recognised and noticed in amongst dozens of new and established roasters and helps us with marketing our product, as an award winning Specialty coffee. Entering the awards and winning a trophy has definitely given us and all our customers more confidence in our coffee, knowing that it benchmarks highly in the industry. Valeri Tkatchenko, Mikro Coffee, South Australia, Australia
AICA is a great vehicle for roasters to really showcase their talents. Our award win has really helped with creating brand awareness, opening doors and having a direct impact on business growth. AICA medals are a great quality indicator in the market place and the awards have helped us attract, retain, and engage with customers which is really important to any business, no matter what growth stage the business is at. Justin Mellors, MFC Coffee, Victoria, Australia
Tanamera Coffee entered the AICA because the international coffee community respects Melbourne, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo and RASV as one of the top echelons of the world’s finest coffee aficionados, so any award by AICA carries authenticated, genuine credibility on an international level. We have used the award to enhance our profile, helping us open doors with vendors and suppliers alike, naturally giving us a talking point with key decision makers and of course our customers who are very proud of what Tanamera achieved for Indonesia. Clive Samuels, Tanamera Coffee, Jakarta, Indonesia
Winning Tastes -Opportunities for
Find out about opportunities to showcase your award winning product to close to 10,000 food and drink loving subscribers, tell your brand story and connect with around 450,000 consumers at Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual event, the Royal Melbourne Show.