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Australian International Coffee Awards

The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) is the Asia Pacific’s premier coffee roasting competition.

New features of the competition in 2016 include the introduction of a new class and trophy for Cold Brew Coffee and a new trophy for Direct Trade or Microlot Coffee, in recognition of the growing number of coffee roasters offering bottled cold brew coffee, developing direct trade relationships with coffee producers and offering seasonal microlot coffees.

You can also enter your coffee into competition classes for Espresso, Milk Based Coffee (Dairy and Soy), Plunger, Pour Over and Syphon Coffee.

The AICA celebrates and promotes coffee roasting excellence in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and around the world and is an event partner of the 2016 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).

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

Key Dates

Entries Open: 1 December 2016
Entries Close: 5 February 2016
Judging: 8 – 11 March 2016
Awards Presentation: 16 March 2016

Cost of Entry

$140 (Online), $145 (Paper)