Ben Weiner

Topic: What It Takes to Grow 19 Golden Bean Medal-Winning Coffees
Last year, roasters won 19 medals at Golden Bean N. America using coffees grown by direct trade farming group Gold Mountain Coffee Growers in Nicaragua. Wondering what it takes to make that happen? CEO/head farmer Ben Weiner will explain what it takes to grow high-cupping specialty coffee at origin and maintain that quality up to roasteries. You’ll even get to taste some of the final product!

Gold Mountain Coffee Growers has its own specialty coffee farm (Finca Idealista) in Nicaragua and also connects partner producers directly with roasters. Through their meticulous and innovative coffee farming techniques, Gold Mountain producers unlock the full potential of high-cupping coffees and make a positive impact at origin. And sustainability is always part of the process. Gold Mountain won the SCAE Sustainability Award for its work on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Roasters have used Gold Mountain coffees to win the Good Food Awards and numerous medals in Golden Bean N. America, and baristas have used their coffees to reach the final rounds of competitions. Join Ben for an interactive origin journey to the coffee growing mountaintops of Nicaragua. You won’t want to miss this.