The Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) and MICE 2016 Launch Party is taking place at Meat Market in North Melbourne 16 March, registration closes Friday 4 March.
The stars of the coffee industry will come together for the presentation of the 2016 AICA and officially mark the opening of MICE 2016.
The evening, hosted by Ross Quail of Sensory Lab will include espresso martinis and delicious canapés, and the announcement of this year’s best roasters.
Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the AICA celebrates and promotes coffee roasting excellence, with judging to take place 8 – 11 March.
The 2016 AICA will also see the introduction of a new brew type and two new trophies.
The Cold Brew class will open the awards up to the burgeoning number of producers of this brew type, with a Champion Trophy on offer.
Another new trophy for Champion Direct Trade Coffee or Microlot Coffee in recognition of the growing number of coffee roasters developing direct trade relationships with coffee producers and offering seasonal microlot coffees to their customers.
The trophy can be won by any brew type fitting the criteria, bringing the total number of Champion Trophies to eight.
Champion Australian Roaster and Champion International Roaster will again be awarded in 2016, along with Champion Espresso, Champion Milk-Based Coffee, Champion Soy- Based Coffee and Champion Filter Coffee.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this industry event with tickets on sale until the end of this week: http://www.rasv.com.au/Events/AICA_Home/AICA_Events/