Home Roaster Competition FAQ - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders


What is the competition coffee?

The coffee changes every round, this time all competitors must roast and submit Guatemala Pura Fruta Natural.

When is the competition?

We will begin cupping June 6th, and the public tasting/voting will be on Saturday, June 11th at our HQ on Katella.

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

June 6th, 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 of Guatemala Pura Fruta 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 10 roasts. At this point there will be a public cupping. Each person in attendance on (April 1st) will get one vote, and the roast with the most votes wins.

Will I be notified if I'm in the top 10?

We will send out an email who was in the top 10 and the winner AFTER the public tasting, on June 11th.

When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced live for everyone who attends the public cupping on June 11th, and on social media shortly after.

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!