2014 Retreat Team Challenge Scores / Ranking

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Postby lilyk » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:38 pm

The Roasters Guild Retreat Team Challenge is a highlight of the event each year. This year's challenge, "Hot You're Not," was to create the best cold brew coffee from a selection of top quality green coffees and an array of popular cold brew devices: Hario's Cold-Water Coffee Dripper, Espresso Parts' Yama Hunter Coffee/Tea Cold Brewer, and Toddy's Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

The scores were determined by a panel of judges, who evaluated the cold brew coffee over ice utilizing a Roast Evaluation Form. The judges scores were compiled, and teams were awarded 0, 10, or 20 points based on how closely the description matched the coffee. (TDS readings were taken of the cold brew coffees, but these were not provided to the judges. They are simply listed for your reference below.)

The teams were able to select their coffees from the following options (generously provided by Olam Specialty Coffee):

1. Bolivia Caranavi Organic. Coop: Carrasco La Reserva. Elevation 1300msm-1500msm. Processing Type: Washed. Dried on Raised Beds. Rye, green grape, kiwi, melon, nice, bright acidity - 84.75

2. Burundi Rutana AA. Wet Mill: Olam Mills: Karuzi Canzirkiro, Rabiro, Kinyota and Gasera. Elevation 1400msm. Processing: Washed. Dried on Raised Beds. Grapefruit with Grenadine, Sweet, Nice Intensity - 85.50

3. Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gr1. Wet Mill: Aramo Washing Station. Elevation: 1800-1950msm. Processing type: Washed. Dried on Raised Beds. Bright, Sweet, Fruit Loops, Apple Jolly Rancher, Long-Sweet Finish - 87.75

4. Guatemala SHB EP Panajachel Microlot. Group: Panajachel. Elevation 1500-1700msm. Processing type: Washed. Dried on raised beds. Nice Chocolate, Dusty Cocoa, Full Body, Creamy, Huckleberry, Long Finish - 86

5. Sumatra Lintong Tano Batak “Aeknauli”. Group: Klasik Beans Cooperative. Elevation 1400msm. Processing Type: Wet Hulled. Dried on Patios. Nice Sweetness, Tobacco, Forest Floor, Pineapple, Long-Finish - 86.50

Team Rankings

Rank | Team # | Team Name | Coffee(s) | TDS reading | Score

1st | Team 16 | Our Crack Is Frigus - what's yours? | Guatemala, Ethiopia | 2.41 | 499
2nd | Team 1 | Funky Cold Medina | Ethiopia Yirg & Guatemala | 2.2 | 490.75
3rd | Team 4 | Bad Acidity Trip | Ethiopia Yirgacheffe 25% Sumatra Linton | 2.56 | 482.25
4th | Team 13 | Brew Tang Clan | Guatemala, Ethiopian, Sumatra | 2.75 | 479.5
5th | Team 15 | Stone Cold Bruised | Guat and Washed Yirg | 2.67 | 477.25
6th | Team 3 | Mazzerbaters | Ethiopia Profile 1 (25%), Ethiopia Profile 2 (25%), Guatemala (40%), Sumatra (10%) | 2.86 | 467.5
7th | Team 14 | Forthé Catorthé | Sumatra, Guatemala, Yirgacheffe | 2.57 | 460
8th | Team 9 | 2nd Crack is Whack | Sumatra Lintong | 1.85 | 458.75
9th | Team 5 | Turn Your Head & Coffee | Guatemala, Ethiopia, Sumatra | 2.6 | 458.5
10th | Team 10 | Cool Roastings | Guatemala and Ethiopian | 1.9 | 457.5
11th | Team 11 | Burn, Motherf'er, burn! | Yirgacheffe, Sumatra, Guat | 2.39 | 455.5
12th | Team 6 | Natural Born Chillers | 3.18 | 452
13th | Team 12 | sunny and the sausage fest | 40% Guatemala, 40% Yirg, 20%Sumatra | 3 | 443.6
14th | Team 18 | Sir Drips A Lot Ethiopia Yirg/Sumatra Lintong | 4.23 | 437.75
15th | Team 7 | I'm feeling gassy right now | 90% Yirg, 10% Sumatra | 1.15 | 433.5
16th | Team 8 | High on First Crack | Ethiopia and Guatemala | 2.77 | 418.5
17th | Team 17 | Godzilla vs. Mark Inman's Hair | Burundi & Guatemala | 1.64 | 370 (defect)
18th | Team 2 | ROAST FACE KILLAS | Ethiopia, Burundi, Sumatra | 3.05 | 360 (defect)
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Postby markitats1981 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:04 am

Some teams actually used Burundi? :o :o
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