Joe Van Gogh wins Battle of the Roasters

Friday the 13th proved lucky for Hillsborough coffee roaster Joe Van Gogh Coffee.¬†That’s the day the roaster placed first and won $100 in the second year of the Battle of the Roasters competition at the N.C. State Fair. The contest is sponsored by Dilworth Coffee. Mello Coffee Roasters of Davidson was named reserve champion and earned $75.¬† Honorable Mention and $25 went to Larry’s Coffee of Raleigh. The 12 competitors were judged on aroma, flavor, aftertaste, acidity, body, balance and overall quality. Exhibitors provided a written description of their coffee entry. The exhibitors were also responsible for roasted coffee beans…

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