Date: 29 November - 2 December 2022

Location: Kona Joe Coffee. 79-7346 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750, United States

Join the World Series

What is the World Series?

The World Series is the grand final between the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere to see who is the world's best coffee roaster.

All previous overall Golden Bean North America champions and winners in Gold and Silver will be eligible to compete vs. their Australasian counterparts in the World Series.

Plus, the 2022 Golden Bean Overall winner will be flown over to Hawaii to compete in the World Series!

There will be one Overall Champion and one Large Chain-Store Champion (+20 stores).

There will also be a trophy for the runner-up in both these awards.

There are Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for each category: Espresso, Milk and Filter.

How it works

To be eligible for the World Series, you have to have competed in a previous Golden Bean competition.

All Gold and Silver medal winners are then eligible to enter into the World Series.

Every single Overall Champion from every year of the Golden Bean are able to enter.

Download PDF Instructions

Format

Entering is $500 and you are judged in three categories.

Milk, Espresso and Filter.

There is no limit on green bean cost and no restriction on roasting method.

Supply coffee to be judged in 1kg bags for each category.

There will be winners in each category and your top score in each category are added to crown the Ultimate Grand Champion.

The Venue

Located on the island of Kona, Hawaii, Kona Joe Coffee is the perfect venue for the first World Series. They have their own coffee farm and have amazing views of the ocean.

2022 World Series Program

Tuesday 29 November 2022

3:00pm
Pre-event function
Education Session for Local Farmers and Producers
World Coffee Roasting Trends
Kona Joe's

6:00pm
Social Night: Meet & Greet
Dinner and Drinks included.
Humpy's Big Island Alehouse
75-5815 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona

Wednesday 30 November 2022

9:00am
Calibration:
Sean Edwards

9.15am
Coffee Judging:
Filter
Sponsored by Behmor


12:00pm
Lunch Break: Tropical Lunch
Kona Joe's

12:15pm
Speaker Session:
iFillsystems Coffee Marketing
"Jonny on the Spot"

12:30pm
Discussion on Golden Bean rules


1:00pm
Coffee Judging:
Filter
Sponsored by Behmor


3:00pm
Judging Ends

Free Time

7:00pm
Dinner and Drinks
Kona Brewing Co

Thursday 1 December 2022

9:00am
Coffee Judging
Milk Based
Sponsored by HP Hood

12:00pm
Lunch: Randy's Huli Chicken and Ribs
Kona Joe's

12:15pm
Speaker Session
Planet Oat
Greg Davis
Cafe Solutions North America

1:00pm
Coffee Judging
Milk Based
Sponsored by HP Hood

3:00pm

Judging Ends
Free Time

7:00pm
Farm Tour
Drinks provided
Kona Joe's

Friday 2 December 2022

9:00am
Coffee Judging
Espresso

12:00pm
Lunch

12:15pm
Speaker Session
Hawaiian Coffee Associaton

12:30pm
Presentation from past winners
How they marketed their win.


1:00pm
Coffee Judging
Espresso & Finals

7:00pm
Awards Night with Hawaiian Cultural Entertainment
Dinner and Drinks Provided
Kona Joe's

9:00pm - 11:00pm
Party!

Travel Details

Golden Bean is hosting this event, but we are not responsible for organising your travel, booking accommodation or driving you to or from the venue.

However, we do have some useful tips for you, see below.

Accommodation
There is a lot of accommodation through Airbnb or Vrbo. Additionally, you can reach out to local Kona Real Estate for condos, etc. We HIGHLY recommend you book now due to the event being close to peak travel season.

Rooms will fill up fast.

We are happy for you to stay in a hotel, but we have found the majority of Resorts in Kona are expensive and dated.

Flights
From North America:
There are direct flights to Kona with United, Delta and Hawaiian Air.

Travel
Uber, taxis and hire cars are all available on the island of Kona.

Detailed information will also be sent to you via PDF once you purchase a ticket.

Location