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Australian International Coffee Awards Draws Record-Breaking 800 Entries

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(press release from the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. Claims not verified or endorsed by Daily Coffee News)

The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA), Australia’s first international coffee
roasting competition, has received a record-breaking 800 entries in its second year.

Entries have been received from 167 roasters from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong
Kong and Japan.

Conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the AICA celebrates and
promotes coffee roasting excellence in Australia and around the world, with categories
including Espresso, Milk Based Coffee, Filter Coffee and Syphon Coffee.

RASV CEO Mark O’Sullivan said the increase in entries shows roasters internationally are
constantly in the pursuit of delivering top quality coffee to their customers.

“We are delighted that roasters from the Asia Pacific region have entered their coffee into the
Australian International Coffee Awards.

“It is a unique opportunity for them to benchmark their products against competitors and to
have their coffee assessed by a panel of industry experts,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

Judging for the AICA is taking place this week in Melbourne, with international judge Chester
Tam, Director of the Hong Kong Coffee Academy, joining 34 expert judges from across
Australia.

The AICA winners will be announced in May 2014 as part of the Melbourne International
Coffee Expo (MICE), Australia’s biggest coffee event and partner of the AICA.
For more information, visit http://www.rasv.com.au/coffee or follow the AICA on Twitter at
@AusCoffeeAwards.

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