Home Roaster Competition FAQ - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders


The Globetrotter round is a new competition format. This round centers around three unique single origin coffees. You will receive a competition pouch for each coffee purchased and you are welcome to submit one home roast per coffee. We are advancing our favorite five home roasts for each coffee to the final tasting. In addition to accepting single origin submissions, we are accepting custom blend submissions! We are advancing our favorite five blends to the final tasting. Each order placed that includes more than one coffee from the collection will receive an additional pouch for a blend submission. * Submitted blends can ONLY consist of variations of the competition coffees (Mexico Mezcal Washed, Ethiopia Misty Valley Natural, Costa Rica Double Pass Honey). *The final tasting will take place on Friday, October 28th at our HQ on Katella. We will taste the top five home roasts for each coffee, as well as the top five blends. After the votes are casted and counted, we will announce the three single origin winners and our blend master. This is a public tasting, so feel free to swing by with friends and family!
Each finalist will receive a 12 oz bag of Tiger's Tooth Espresso. The three single origin champions & blend master will receive a $50 Bodhi Leaf gift card.
The blend master will also receive a 12 oz bag of their custom blend roasted by our team to their specifications. We will make custom packaging for the champion blend inspired by the blend master. The champion blend will be featured on our social media & website through the month of December.
Think you got what it takes? We look forward to tasting your home roasts soon!


What is the competition coffee?

When is the competition?

We will begin cupping October 21st, and the public tasting/voting will be on Friday, October 28th at our HQ on Katella. Tasting will begin @ 12 PM.

When is the final day I can submit my roast sample?

October 20th, 2022 is the FINAL DAY to submit your roast.

What kind of roaster can I use?

You are welcome to use any coffee roaster under 5kg capacity. Stove top roasters, hot air roasters, drum roasters... ANYTHING as long as it's under the 5kg maximum that we consider to be a commercial roaster.

How much coffee do I need to submit?

We need 4oz to be able to cup roasts throughout the multiple rounds of competition. Orders will come with a pouch for your submission, but if you don't have the provided pouch for any reason, you're welcome to submit in any sealed container.

How does voting work?

Preliminary rounds will be done internally with our QC team to narrow the competition down to 5 roasts from each category. At this point there will be a public cupping. Each person in attendance on (October 28th) will get one vote for each category, and the roast with the most votes in each category wins.

Will I be notified if I'm a finalist?

We will send out an email regarding our finalists & champions AFTER the public tasting, on October 28th.

When will the winner be announced?

The winners will be announced on our social media the day of the final tasting.

Will I be notified about how I did in the competition?

Each participant will receive an email from our QC team about their roast. It takes a while to score and email everyone, so please be patient, you will definitely hear from us after the competition.


Good Luck!