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    Home Coffee Roaster Competition - 2019

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    It's on again:

    Home Coffee Roaster Competition - 2019





    After the huge success the last few years, the Home Roaster category will again use a "control bean". All entries will receive the same secret green bean, coffee bags and all postage paid for entry into 3 categories (Espresso, Latte, Filter).


    you will receive:


    1: 2.5kg of green beans
    2: 3 x entry bags with code numbers (these bags must be used)
    3: Freight to you.
    4: Express Post satchel to return your roasted coffee to us on the 9th Nov
    5: Freight to the Port Mac. competition.


    You will roast and return in the express post envelope:
    300g - Espresso
    300g - Cafe Latte
    300g - Filter


    The 2.5kg of green beans will produce about 2kg of roasted coffee so you are sending in less than half as your entry leaving you some to drink and experiment with.


    The beans will be judged anonymously by coffee industry professionals at the Golden Bean Roasting competition in Port Macquarie from the 20th to the 23rd of November 2019 and the winners of each category will be announced on the night of the 23rd.


    The overall Home Roaster champion with be the person with the highest combined scores in the 3 categories.


    Entries need to be posted back on the 7th or 8th of November so they arrive here on the 11th and 12th to ensure they make it into the judging. You can enter more than once if you want. Any substitution beans will void all your entries. Late returns will not be judged. Coffee bag entries should be sticky-taped at the top if you can't heat seal the edge with an iron (use brown paper between the 100 degree iron and the bag). We will announce the details of the secret bean on the 13th when entries are closed.


    As a Home Coffee Roaster competition, these must be roasted on a domestic roaster or home made contraption worth less than $2000. If you are roasting on something grander, please enter the commercial roasting competition at goldenbean.com.au or you can let us know prior and your results will be excluded from the overall homeroaster results but your coffee will still be blind judged. By entering you agree to sell your roaster to a fellow Coffee Snob for $2000 or less.

    Purchase your 2019 entry in BeanBay:




    Have fun and good luck!
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    Living in WA has been the second reason that put me off entering this great comp. This year though! already have pre-approval from the Head of finance, so it's on! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    Living in WA has been the second reason that put me off entering this great comp.
    Ummm... why is living in WA a problem noonar?
    We have entries from every corner of the country each year.

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    My personal experience with deliveries from the Easter Seaboard, not from beanbay, but others have taken a reeeaalllly long time to get here, 30+ days and in a some cases a lot more, usually due to the carrier, maybe I live in a postal black spot or something? Less than ideal past delivery experience and hence a risk of missing the deadline has deterred me - it was only my second excuse though :-)

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    I suspect your problem is the other people shipping, BeanBay always rocks for deliveries!

    You only live 3400km from here. You ordered at 16:30 AEDT we had it packed by 5 and delivered to the mail centre before it closed.

    Lets see how long it takes to get to you.
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    Awesome service. +++++ :-)
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    Noonar. I did it from Perth last year and got it back in time. I thought I was late but they made it.

    Great experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I suspect your problem is the other people shipping, BeanBay always rocks for deliveries!

    You only live 3400km from here. You ordered at 16:30 AEDT we had it packed by 5 and delivered to the mail centre before it closed.

    Lets see how long it takes to get to you.
    Wow - todays online tracker update:
    It's on its way


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    Date & timeTue 8 Oct • 4:44pm

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    Andy can the home roaster beans be sent to a parcel locker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    Andy can the home roaster beans be sent to a parcel locker?
    Yeah, anywhere in the country via Express Post --- PO box, parcel locker, even Christmas Island are all okay.

    If you live really regional (which you don't, but if you did) then I would suggest making sure it posts back on the 7th to give AustPost the extra day to get it back here.

    We need to collate all the beans and then ship them to the competition to ensure everything is there for the start of judging.
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    Ordered at a critically late 4.30pm on Monday and arrived at my door in WA at 4.30pm on Wednesday (48hours later)!!!!! Unbelievable, shatters the previous delivery from the Eastern states time record by at least four days! Can only offer the highest praise for this level of service from Andy and his crew. Many many thanks. The pack was in a suburb 10kms away at 9.00am and took all day to get to home. So the turnaround time could've been even more amazing! Truly special Andy. Thanks again to all. Roasting Saturday for the return trip. :-)
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