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Royal Queensland Coffee Awards 

The Royal Queensland Coffee Awards (RQCA) aim to celebrate and promote excellence in coffee roasting in Australia, giving roasters the opportunity to benchmark their products.

The RQCA will first be held in 2021, providing reliable and honest assessments of each exhibit with blind taste testing. Exhibitors will also give feedback on each exhibit entered.

International and national coffee judge, Q Grader and Q Roasters owner Lachlan Hosking, who has 35 years experience in the industry, has been appointed Chief Judge of the competition.

Mr Hosking will lead a team of roasters and industry experts as they judge both the beans and brews across three classes - espresso, flat white and piccolo.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your products judged at the highest level. The coffee is judged on its flavour, aroma and visual presentation.

Join us in celebrating Australia’s finest produce - this is a unique branding opportunity for your business, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Benefits and Opportunities

All medal-winning exhibitors may have the opportunity to promote their product through the following channels:

  • Access to the RQFWS medal artwork for use in advertising, product packaging and promotional material for up to three years
  • An opportunity to be featured at the RQFWS wine tasting event 'Grape Grazing by Night - Celebrating Australian Wine, which is attended by over 800 people
  • An opportunity to be featured throughout the 10 days of the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in August - the largest event in Queensland
  • Publicity, with winners mentioned in RQFWS media releases, social media posts and on the website

Contact information 

    • For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

      Stephanie Yoon
      Coffee Awards
      Competition & Events Coordinator
      Mobile: 0433 044 174
      Phone: 07 3253 3921