Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Wins Three Medals in North American Competition

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Two silver and one bronze level award adds to San Diego Roasters stellar year of recognition; award-winning blends available for international coffee day.

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It has been an incredible year of recognition for the taste and quality of our coffee, our direct trade practices and the unique place we hold in the newly established San Diego coffee arena...

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters announced today that they received three medals in a North American competition for best coffee roasting practices. They won the silver medal for the pour over filter category with their Kenyan Thageini, a silver medal in the espresso category with their Autumn Blend, and a bronze medal in the organic espresso category with their Divine Droplets II roast. The awards were given at the Compak Golden Bean Roasters Competition last week, which involves three days of judging and blind tasting, and results in awards in nine categories.

The Kenyan Thageini has now garnered two awards this year, including the highest score (96 out of 100) for a Kenyan coffee in Coffee Review on the west coast. In this review, the Kenyan Thageini was noted as, “levitating…flawless structure and extraordinary aromatics, lushly tropical, yet elegantly pure.”

“It has been an incredible year of recognition for the taste and quality of our coffee, our direct trade practices and the unique place we hold in the newly established San Diego coffee arena,” said Chuck Patton, owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. “As we celebrate international coffee day, we want our customers to know more about the taste, quality, and origin of these rare and exceptional coffees from different parts of the globe, many of which we directly trade with the farms.”

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters also received high marks in August on their Indonesian Sumatra Tano Batak (score of 94 points), and El Salvador Finca Loma La Gloria (score of 91 points) a direct trade relationship and an exclusive lot to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. In April, the Panama La Esmeralda Bosque Geisha, a rare and expensive varietal scored 95 points and was recognized as San Diego’s most expensive cup of coffee at $11 per cup. Bird Rock Coffee Roaster’s Geisha was also the coffee recognized in the national Good Food Awards that Bird Rock received in January of this year.

For international coffee day on September 29, 2016, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will have three of these award-winners available for purchase, and the Geisha (the Noria lot) is only available as supplies last. The coffees are priced as follows: Indonesian Sumatra: Tano Batak is $20.99 for 12oz, the El Salvador: Loma La Gloria is $18.99 for 12oz, the Panama La Esmeralda Noria Geisha, is $50 for 8oz and the Kenyan Thageini is $20.99 for 12oz.

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About Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Recognized as Roaster of the Year in 2012, a national once-in-a-lifetime award, as well as the Good Food Award in 2016, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have put premiere coffee on the map in San Diego. A regular contributor to the international coffee industry, a consistent winner of multiple awards above the score of 90 from Coffee Review and with a Q-Grader certified roaster on site, the Bird Rock Coffee Roaster’s staff is sought after throughout the world for their coffee expertise. Going beyond the perfect latte, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has top quality roasters on site, pour-over bars featuring the top seasonal varietals, weekly cuppings open to the public for a sneak peak into the newest offerings, and a deep dive into the selection process and all things coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters goes beyond the confines of the fair trade structure and engages in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to serve the best green coffee, prepared with the utmost respect to those who grew it. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has three locations in San Diego. For more information, please visit


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