Thwaites was one of hundreds of SCAA expo attendees who participated in this unique Probat promotion. All were asked to complete a survey to enter a random drawing to win a visit to Probat’s headquarters in Germany, valued at up to $5,000. In addition, each participant also received a FREE limited edition Probat T-shirt.
As the “Stir Your Passion Sweepstakes” winner, Thwaites and a guest will travel to Emmerich, on Germany’s River Rhine to tour Probat’s state-of-the–art facility this fall. They will see and learn how the passion for great coffee led Probat’s founders to create the industry’s leading roaster company. Their visit will include an opportunity to see the world’s finest roasters, grinders and coffee processing equipment being developed in the factory, visit Probat’s unique R&D center, take a cupping tour with Probat experts and learn about the history of the company at its Coffee Museum.
Pleased and a bit surprised by his good fortune, Tim Thwaites exclaimed, “I was very excited and thankful to win. It’s the trip of a lifetime for anyone in the coffee industry - a chance to visit the mecca of roaster manufacturing. I am very grateful to Probat, and am looking forward to learning all about their roasters and other industrial coffee equipment.”
John Fortin, President of Probat Inc., is equally enthusiastic about the results of this promotion. “We were delighted to select and announce the winner of our “Stir Your Passion Sweepstakes” at one of the key trade events in our industry. Everyone in the company was impressed by the number of people who completed the survey and came to our booth to compete in this competition. The enthusiasm and engagement shown by our customers and the general audience at this event was most gratifying and we look forward to making an even greater impact next year.”