The Australian International Coffee Awards offers two different sets of trophies.
The Champion Roaster Trophies are for the Best Australian and Best International Roasters. The Champion Roaster trophies acknowledge outstanding achievement in roasting excellence.
The Best in Class Trophies recognise the Champion coffee in each of the different brew types – Espresso, Milk Based, Soy, Filter and Cold Brew Coffee.
A new trophy for Best Direct Trade or Microlot Coffee has been established in recognition of the growing number of coffee roasters developing direct trade relationships with coffee producers and offering seasonal microlot coffees to their customers.
Only gold medal winning exhibits are eligible to be awarded a ‘Best in Class’ trophy and roasters being considered for Best Roaster trophies need to have been awarded at least one gold medal.
The list of AICA trophies and the eligibility requirements that apply to them can be found in the AICA entry booklet.
Scoring is out of a total of sixty (60) for all categories.
Individual Exhibitor results will be released within three (3) working days of the end of the judging process.
Medal and Trophy winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation which will take place on Wednesday 16 March.
The standard award system for the allocation of medals is:
Gold 54 - 60 points
Silver 49 - 53.9 points
Bronze 44.5 - 48.9 points