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FORWARD LOTTERY

FORWARD LOTTERY

Season 7 Now In Progress

$30.00

Welcome back to the Forward Lottery, Season Seven.

SEASON SEVEN began on March 17th. Ticket sales close April 12th.
SEASON SEVEN roast submissions are due June 15th.
SEASON SEVEN evaluation will occur between June 17th to 20th

SEASON EIGHT tickets will be on sale May 1st and will ship at the end of June.


**Lottery Tickets require shipping payment at checkout. The Lottery is now available for roasters Globally.**

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What is the Lottery?

View this video for full detailed breakdown.

Each quarter we plan to host a new season of the Forward Lottery - kind of like a game show. The intention is to push roasters outside their comfort zones and challenge their perspectives using a fun, community-driven, and playful concept.

Every season, we will select a new coffee. We believe these coffees will have exceptional cup quality and a wonderful background story. Unfortunately, we will not share any of the information about the coffee itself with you—well, at least not until we crown the winner at the end of the Season.

The Lottery will always be $30 buy-in per kilogram of coffee, plus shipping. 

For each buy-in, which we call a Ticket, you'll receive exactly 1kg with a maximum of 6kg per roaster. This cost is an effort to speak to coffee pricing for quality green coffee that is thought-provoking, complex and dynamic that we personally love to drink and serve.

 

Value Proposition

So, you’re probably wondering why we're doing this. Through our efforts, we believe we can create dialogue around coffee pricing. By increasing the expectation for pricing on the specialty side, we can change the level of respect for coffee producers globally. By raising the ceiling, we believe there is potential that together we can also lift the floor. 

 

 

Prizes include

1st Place -  $1000 in online credit, an engraving on a gold trophy we're working on sourcing, a season pass for a future Forward Lottery, and of course, bragging rights
2nd Place -  $500 in online credit + a season pass for a future Forward Lottery
3rd Place - $250 in online credit + a season pass for a future Forward Lottery
4th and 5th Place - a season pass for a future Forward Lottery


With the Forward Lottery, the odds are always in your favour.

SEASON SIX RESULTS

Congratulations to:
1st Place - Drift Coffee Roasters from Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2nd Place - Single V Coffee from Richmond, British Columbia
3rd Place - Lark Coffee Roasters in Creston, British Columbia
The coffee for Season SIX of the Forward Lottery was, CATUR Collection, SENJA Merbabu #01 Natural Inoculated Kartika, finish as a honey, from Tosoro Village, Central Java, Indonesia. This coffee was purchased for USD $10.96/kg FOB.

SEASON FIVE RESULTS

Congratulations to:
1st Place - Drift Coffee Roasters from Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2nd Place - RKI Coffee Lab from Richmond, British Columbia
3rd Place - Eclipse Coffee Roasters from Canmore, Alberta
The coffee for Season Five of the Forward Lottery was, Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya natural Typica, from Saraguro, Ecuador. This coffee was purchased for USD $17.60/kg FOB.

 

SEASON FOUR RESULTS

Congratulations to:
1st Place - Sorellina Coffee from Edmonton, Alberta
2nd Place - Harrisons Coffee Co from Winnipeg, Manitoba
3rd Place - Morning Roast Coffee Roasters in Etobicoke, Ontario
The coffee for Season Four of the Forward Lottery was, Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya washed Typica, from Saraguro, Ecuador. This coffee was purchased for USD $17.60/kg FOB.

 

SEASON THREE RESULTS

Congratulations to:
1st Place - ZAB Coffee from Montreal, Quebec
2nd Place - Prairie Lily Coffee Roasters from Lloydminster, AB/SK
3rd Place - Eclipse Coffee Roasters from Canmore, AB
The coffee for Season Three of the Forward Lottery was, Felipe Arcila, Jardines del Eden Natural Anaerobic Tabi, from Quindio, Colombia. This coffee was USD $16.58/kg FOB .

 

SEASON TWO RESULTS

Congratulations to:
1st Place - Not Even Coffee from Toronto, Ontario
2nd Place - Prototype Coffee from Vancouver, British Columbia
3rd Place - Requiem Naturals from Victoria, British Columbia
The coffee for Season Two of the Forward Lottery was, Savage Coffee 'Iridescence' Geisha Washed Carbonic Maceration Geisha, Savage Coffee Micro-mill, from Chiriqui, Panama. This coffee was USD $55/kg FOB.

   

SEASON ONE RESULTS 

Congratulations to:
1st Place - The Library Specialty Coffee from Toronto, Ontario
2nd Place - Prototype Coffee from Vancouver, British Columbia
3rd Place - Rogue Wave Coffee from Edmonton, Alberta
The coffee for Season One of the Forward Lottery was, Samuel Ronzon lot 21 Experimental 96 hour Natural Anaerobic Red Bourbon + Typica, La Joya Micro-mill, from Veracruz, Mexico. This coffee was USD $20.90/kg FOB.