coffee

Coffee Criteria

In order to be eligible for a Good Food Award, coffee entries must meet the following standards:

• Roasted in the USA or US territories.
• Beans must be certified through one or more of the following programs: NOP Organic, Fair Trade (FTUSA/Fairtrade International), SMBC Shade, Rainforest Alliance, C.A.F.E Practices, 4C/CAS – Global Coffee Platform, Demeter Biodynamic

NOTE:
All entries will be brewed to “Gold Cup Standards”. Our ratio is 60g of coffee per liter of water. Water is filtered for taste and odor and is a proper hardness for brewing. We use the EKK Malkhonig grinder and brew on the Bonavita BV1900TS brewer, which is an SCA-certified home brewer. The Blind Tasting will use similar scoresheets and protocol to the Roasters Choice Competition.