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Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee Wins Fistful of Medals at Coffee Competition
These coffees won another fistful of medals for the Ketchum-based Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee.
Saturday, November 18, 2023


Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee took home a record five bronze medals in the 2023 Golden Bean North America Roasting Competition.

Now, the Ketchum coffee company is set to compete in the Golden Bean’s World Series Coffee Roasting Competition in Melbourne, Australia, in February 2024.

Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee received bronze medal honors in three different categories:

These coffees won another fistful of medals for the Ketchum-based Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee.

  • Sunriser in the Super Automatic category
  • Costa Rica Finca Los Angeles in the Pour Over Filter category
  • 8411 Espresso
  • Colombia Juan Martin Soltara in Espresso
  • Kenya Embu in Pour Over Filter.

“We were honored to take home five bronze medals,” said Roquet, president and founder of the coffee company. “The enthusiasm of our coffee-loving customers is what fuels our journey. We delight in carefully roasting theses remarkable coffees cultivated by dedicated farmers worldwide, and gaining industry awards for our roasts is a wonderful validation of our efforts.”

This is the sixth year that Lizzy’s has earned recognition, having won silver and bronze medals in past Golden Bean competitions.

The competition is the world’s largest coffee roasting competition. Competing coffees are anonymously evaluated by industry pros and fellow roasters. The goal is to reward the skills of roasters for selecting green coffees and roasting them to their best potential.

Lizzy’s will have the opportunity to put up her coffees against some of the top coffee roasters around the globe in the World Series Coffee Roasting Competition.

Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee sources top-quality Specialty Grade Arabica coffees from around the globe, concentrating on Certified Organic and Fairtrade coffees. Roasts range from bright and fruity to sweet and rich to dark and toasty.

The Ketchum coffee roaster can create custom labeled coffees for any occasion for shipping anywhere nationwide. It also offers coffee beans for pick-up and coffee by the cup.

The coffee bar inside the roasterie is open from 8 to 11 a.m. weekdays at 491 10th St. A-3 across from the Knob Hill Inn. Its retail shop is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekday.

Roquet’s Austrian-born father Fred Pendl, was the konditor, or baker, who opened up The Konditorei at Sun Valley Resort. When her father opened his own bakery in Ketchum years later, she watched as people gathered for coffee and pastries, coming to associate coffee with happiness.

At first, Roquet roasted coffee beans at home as a hobby, but she took it to the next level in 2008. Her son Cooper became interested in the business as an elementary student when he got his classmates at Hemingway STEAM School to sell coffee to raise money to buy for soccer jerseys for youth in a coffee-growing town in Colombia. When Roquet was invited to Colombia to present the team jerseys, she was also invited to judge a coffee cupping competition, spurring her to enter her own coffee in the Golden Bean competition.

Cooper graduated from college last year with a graphic design degree and now works with his mother on roast development. In fact, he ran all the roasting batches for the Golden Bean competition.

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