Beanhunter names top cafes

BeanhunterCoffee discovery start up, Beanhunter, has released its annual list of Australia’s top cafes for 2014, with more than 25 per cent of the winners coming from Brisbane.

More than 13,000 cafes were part of the process and a complex ranking algorithm, taking into account reviews, page views, photos, favourites, and user credibility over the course of 2014 was used to generate the winning list.

From the winning list 26 cafes were from Brisbane, 21 from Sydney, 19 from Melbourne, 12 from the Sunshine Coast, 11 from the Gold Coast, five from Newcastle, two from Adelaide, two from Hobart, and two from Canberra.

Beanhunter aims to help people find and share great coffee experiences, increase discoverability for independent cafes, and support the specialty coffee industry.

James Crawford, CEO and co-founder of Beanhunter, said the awards highlight the top cafes users have been reviewing and sharing throughout the year.

“We’ve crunched a lot of data to determine this list. Our team was surprised that there weren’t more Melbourne cafes on the list as Melbourne is known as the coffee capital of Australia.”

Beanhunter, an iPhone app and website helps people find and share great coffee. It can be used anywhere in the world and allows users to rate the coffee shops as well as add new businesses.

Top 10 cafes:

1. Ltd espresso + brew bar (Fortitude Valley, Brisbane)
2. Patricia (Melbourne)
3. Lamkin Lane Espresso Bar (Caloundra, Sunshine Coast)
4. Dovetail on Overend (Norman Park, Brisbane)
5. Brother Baba Budan (Melbourne)
6. The Hidden Bean (Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast)
7. John Mills Himself (Brisbane)
8. Workshop Brothers Specialty Coffee (Glenhuntly, Melbourne)
9. Proud Mary (Collingwood, Melbourne)
10. Gumption by Coffee Alchemy (Sydney).

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