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Judges

Judges for the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) are selected from across the coffee industry and are engaged based on their outstanding industry knowledge and expertise.

The Head Judge in 2017 is Melissa Caia. Melissa is a certified World Barista Championship sensory judge and is the manager of The Coffee Academy, William Angliss Institute.

Below is the current list of confirmed judges for the 2017 AICA. More judges will be confirmed at a later date.

Official

Company

Section

Alana Lombardi

Service Sphere

Milk based

Ben Presland

 

Pour Over

Cam Ballard

Coffee World

Milk based

Celina Lazarus

First Crop Coffee

Cold Brew, Pour Over

Chris Fone

Grinders Coffee Roasters

Espresso, Blend

David Boudrie

FTA Coffee

Milk Based Coffee

David Mule

Aroma Cafe Group

Milk Based

Day Ng

Barista HK Trading Company

Immersion Coffee

Dragan Sestic

Dramanti Artisan Roaster

Espresso, Blend

Edward Strachan

Single O

Immersion Coffee

Emma Markland Webster                         

Monster Coffee/NZSCA                      

Espresso, Single Origin

Ernest Tong

Coffex Coffee Roasters

Espresso, Blend

Gabriel Tan

Blacklist Coffee Roasters

Milk Based Coffee

Giuseppe Cianchi

Grinders Coffee Roasters

Soy Based Coffee, Milk Based Coffee

Guy Wilson

Langdon Coffee Merchants

Espresso, Blend

Hugh McDonnell

Single O

Immersion Coffee

Jeremy Boxall

 

Espresso, Blend

Jessica Read

Cerebos Australia - Mocopan Coffee                 

Milk based

Jonathon Sciola

Promised Land Coffee

Espresso, Blend

Keith Kleindiek

Grace & Taylor Coffee Company

Milk Based Coffee

Levent Doganay

Grinders Coffee Roasters

Milk Based Coffee

Lorna Shaikh

Bennetts

Immersion Coffee

Matt Dessaix

Single O

Espresso, Single Origin

Matthew Lynch

Coffee Supreme

Espresso, Blend

Paul Asquith

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters

Pour Over, Cold Brew

Sam Mungai

Freshfood Management Services

Immersion Coffee

Tim Manning

Red Brick

Espresso, Single origin

Tony Macri

Coffee Brothers

Milk Based Coffee

Tony Strickett

First Crop Coffee

Espresso, Blend

Zach Oakes

Profile Coffee

Cold Brew, Pour Over

Zeta Grealy

ZETA'S Coffee

Immersion Coffee

Jack Allisey

Veneziano Coffee

 

Filomena Amatuzio

Grinders Coffee  

Paul Benetti

Veneziano Coffee  

Kyle Humphries

Veneziano Coffee  

Jessica MacDonald

New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association