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February 2019

22 Feb

Roasting Competition

We are excited to announce year two of the DRWakefield roasting competition is on! It is open to ANY of our customers, using ANY of our coffees. Closing date for us to receive your coffees is Friday 22nd February 2019.

The Prize

The winner will receive 3 x 24kg vac-packed boxes of Colombia Café Granja La Esperanza Washed Pacamara; a regular competition winner, it is floral with flavours of hibiscus, raspberry, peach and has great clarity. The perfect coffee for Spring!

The Rules

Send in a 250g bag of single origin DRWakefield supplied coffee, roasted for filter, to our office. You must include inside your name, company name, and the type of coffee you have sent in. You can send in a maximum of two submissions per company.

Please send your coffee for the attention of Diana Johnston at DRWakefield, 42 – 44 Dolben Street, London SE1 0UQ – this is very important as we want to keep the judging blind.

The deadline for coffee submissions is end of play Friday 22nd February 2019. We will then cup and judge the coffee on the 25th – 27th February – winner to be announced on 27th February 2019.

When the winner is selected, they will be announced on social media.

If you have any questions email marketing@drwakefield.com or speak to your friendly trader.

The Judging

We will cup the coffee blind. We will not know the customer who roasted the coffee but we will know the origin and coffee name so that we can judge similar coffees side by side.

Round 1 – It’s a Knockout!
All coffees are tasted with a preliminary yes/no decision, based on overall consensus from the judges.

Round 2
Each coffee will be cupped again and awarded a score and notes, with the top lots going through to the final.

Round 3
Coffees scored using the same system as round two, with a tie breaker mark being given to use only if scores do not decide an overall winner.