Some local coffee roasters spar in state competition

Two local coffee roasters are heading to Salem to compete for the 2013 Best Coffee in Oregon title.

The Oregon State Fair, held this weekend, will feature the coffee competition that runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Thirty coffee roasters statewide will attend, including Mellelo Coffee Roasters of Medford and Good Bean Coffee of Jacksonville. Rogue Coffee Roasters of Grants Pass and Quackenbush Roasters of Klamath Falls will also attend.

Competitors will be judged in three categories: Signature Blend, Single-Varietal and Espresso, with gold, silver and bronze finalists chosen in each category. The best entrant overall will receive the "2013 Best Coffee in Oregon" title.

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