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New coffee roasting competition to launch at The Amsterdam Coffee Festival

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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Roast Masters, a new specialty coffee roasting competition, will launch at The Amsterdam Coffee Festival (ACF), taking place from 1st to 3rd March, 2019.

The ACF says the new competition seeks to find, test, and celebrate the best coffee roasters on the planet.

With a global outlook and a unique, fresh format, this cutting-edge tournament seeks to find, test and The The competition is designed by Allegra Events; the experts behind world-renowned competitions Coffee Masters™ and Coffee Mixologists™, Roast Masters™.

Twenty of the world’s most legendary roasters will form the line-up, battling head-to-head for the coveted Roast Master title. Each roaster will compete across two disciplines over 3-days to showcase excellence in coffee roasting and espresso blending in a fast-paced, dynamic live setting.

Put through their paces by a panel of industry-leading judges, in front of a crowd, this is the ultimate test of skills, know-how and commercial aptitude. This is a unique opportunity to excel in front of key industry players and an international audience.

The Single Origin

A cupping challenge with a twist. Competing roasters will receive 5kg of the same green coffee beans one month before the event – enough time to create and develop a unique roasting profile.

At Roast Masters in Amsterdam, the expert judges will cup all the resulting 30 coffees side by side, live, whilst each roaster presents their profile to the panel in two minutes.

Points will be allocated for taste and presentation.

The Espresso Blend

Now it’s up to the roasters to bring their own coffee to the table and present their espresso blend.

Each roaster has 15 minutes to present an espresso, macchiato and a flat white to the judges and explain both the taste profile and commercial rationales behind the blend. The commercial espresso blend wholesale price must be under €25 per kg to qualify.

Points will be allocated on taste, presentation and showmanship.

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