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Columbus roaster wins silver medal at world’s largest coffee roasting competition

Columbus roaster wins silver medal at world’s largest coffee roasting competition

Sav McKee

We’re known for a lot of things in the Arch City: first, the silly nicknames we call ourselves (Cowtown, The Biggest Small Town in America, and yes, even Arch City), plus, our football, and now, even our coffee is making a name for itself. Watch out, Portland and Seattle. 

A local micro-roaster, Royal Flamingo Coffee, is making strides all over the world. 

Last August, Royal Flamingo Coffee took home gold at the largest coffee roasting competition in the world, called the Golden Bean Competition, beating hundreds of others around the globe with their close-to-perfect espresso beans. And last week, they took home the silver medal in best filtered coffee beans at the same competition, located in Melbourne, Australia.

So no matter if you’re a cappuccino person or prefer a simple black coffee, some of the best beans in the entire world are now at your fingertips. 


“NO WORDS. Last night in Melbourne, we took home the Silver Medal for filter coffee at the Golden Bean World Series. We came down under with zero expectations of bringing home any hardware — hoping to simply meet great roasters from around the world (check), drink a lot of amazing coffees (double check), and learn as much as we could (check, check). Having one of our coffees recognized … just the icing on the cake to a ridiculously cool week. Thank you to @goldenbean.northamerica for bringing us all together,” Royal Flamingo said on their Facebook page.

You can find bags of Royal Flamingo’s coffee at both Bake Me Happy and the Grandview Grind all have in common, plus by ordering online. Due to popularity, their award winning filtered coffee is on a waitlist, but you should still definitely try their others! Here’s their in-stock, gold medal espresso, CM Red Fruits. 

The husband and wife duo behind the concept of Royal Flamingo, Bryan and Beth Brzozowski, have a mission to “make serious coffee for unserious people,” their website explains. Roasted right at I517 Hess St. here in Columbus, they focus on coffee that’s carefully sourced and great for daily drinking, but also dabble into micro-lots that showcase the new and interesting ways coffees are being processed.

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