Meet the Golden Bean Team

See the team that make the Golden Bean happen below.

Sean Edwards

Founder and Head Bean

Sean has been involved in the Australian café industry for over 20 years.

Originally owning several regional café businesses he became passionate about the growth of the world coffee and Australian cafe industries.

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Scott Angelo

Head Judge

Scott is the founder of Oceana Coffee and is a multiple Golden Bean award-winning roaster.

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Ben Gleeson

Past Winner

Ben is a Multi-award winning Australian Coffee Roaster & Co-founder of Glee CoffeeRoasters; The Golden Bean Overall Champions for 2019 Aus/NZ.

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Lenka Bohorova

Category Judge

Lenka is an Authorized SCA Trainer and a Coffee Training Manager at Canterbury Coffee Canada. With over twelve years of international experience in the coffee industry Lenka has acted as a NationalSensory and Technical judge in the UK, Ireland and Canada.

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Sam LaRobardiere

Category Judge

Sam LaRobardiere has been in the coffee industry since 2012, is Q Grader Certified and the Founder and CEO of Theory Coffee Roasters in Redding, California.

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Ryan Mein

General Manager

Specialising in Digital Marketing, Ryan has over 15 years experience in marketing and 10 years experience in digital. Most recently Ryan has followed his passion for coffee and has driven profitability for multiple coffee roasters, both as a full-time employee and as a digital consultant.

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