RFG’s coffee earns praise at Golden Bean comp

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

Retail Food Group has had its coffee making skills praised recently, taking out a number of medals at the annual Golden Bean Roasting Competition.

Blends from Michel's Patisserie and Donut King competed with those of a number of other franchised and non-franchised brands to bring home a total of four awards.

Michel's Patisserie was presented with a gold medal in the Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Milk Based) category as well as being named a runner up in the Overall Franchise/Chain Winners category and claiming a silver medal in the Baristas Choice (Milk Based) award.

Donut King received a bronze medal in the Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Milk Based category).

RFG Gary Alford, head of manufacturing & wholesale said the awards reflected the dedication and expertise of RFG’s expert coffee roasting team.

"RFG is committed to training staff across each and every one of our stores to produce excellent coffee every time, ensuring that our customers can expect a consistently excellent product every visit.

"Our 2012 medal haul at this year’s awards is an amazing achievement at a competition that is the largest of its kind in Australia and one of the largest in the world."

Other franchise brands which competed in the awards were:

  • Muffin Break – Decaffeinated (Latte) SILVER; Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) BRONZE
  • Gloria Jean's Coffees – Single Origin (espresso) SILVER
  • Cafe 2 U – Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) BRONZE; Milk Based (Latte) – BRONZE
  • Oporto – Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) BRONZE
  • Jamaica Blue – Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) BRONZE
  • Mrs Fields – Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) BRONZE
  • McDonalds – Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) SILVER; Overall Franchise/chain winners RUNNER UP
  • Hungry Jacks – Chain store/coffee franchise (espresso) SILVER
  • Pie Face – Overall Franchise/chain winners RUNNER UP
  • Cookie Man – Overall Franchise/chain winners RUNNER UP; Chain Store/Coffee Franchise (Espresso) BRONZE; Milk Based (Latte) – BRONZE

To see the full results, click here.