Roasting Competition Calls for Judges


Editorial Policy

Published on

Golden Bean

(Photo: Nicole Obanion.)

As a roaster, you need to invest in professional development. Your growing knowledge is one way to help your business expand. The Pentair® Everpure® Golden Bean is this September 13–16 in Portland, Oregon, and they are looking for roasters to compete, and attend as delegate judges.

Golden Bean is a four-day event where coffee roasters and other industry coffee professionals attend and are part of the full conference—comprised of tastings, informative workshops, and networking opportunities. All skill levels and palates are welcome—Golden Bean needs as many people who enjoy drinking coffee and as many clean refreshed palates as possible to judge lots of great coffees, many times over.

As a judge, you will have the opportunity to judge tasty coffees at two two-hour sessions and attend informative workshops that cover latest trends in the roasting business.

The biggest advantage of being a delegate at Golden Bean is the networking. The judging is a non-competitive environment where roasters can get to know each other and form lasting connections. Roasters who have attended Golden Bean competitions have created long term industry connections and friendships.

If you have any questions about being a delegate judge at the Pentair Everpure Golden Bean this September, please email

Rachel Sandstrom Morrison is Fresh Cup’s associate editor. 

Share This Article

Rachel Sandstrom Morrison

Join 7,000+ coffee pros and get top stories, deals, and other industry goodies in your inbox each week.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Other Articles You May Like

“We’re Selling Coffee In Walmart, Staying Hyper-Local”: How Belleair Coffee Is Growing Without Losing Its Spirit

The days of subpar supermarket coffee are over. Here’s how Belleair Coffee is navigating big-box retail while maintaining their local flair and brand integrity.
by Zoe Stanley | August 4, 2023

Succeeding on the Shelf: What Coffee Roasters Need to Know Before Selling in Grocery Stores

As consumer preferences shift, more and more grocery stores are embracing specialty coffee and looking to partner with local roasters. But are these sales channels worth it for roasters?
by Anne Mercer | June 9, 2023

How Modest Coffee Lost $250K On A Distributor Order, Then Made It All Back Again

After receiving what seemed like a dream order from a national distributor, Modest Coffee lost almost $250k: here’s how they recouped it all—and what they learned from the deal gone wrong.
by Garrett Oden | March 15, 2023

Should You Roast Coffee?

We ask one of the most enduring questions in the coffee industry: is roasting in-house the right move for your cafe? Can it help build your brand, or is it way more annoying (and…
by Haley Greene | March 8, 2023