How are the Top Cafes 2016 rankings calculated for each city?

For the Top Cafes 2016 rankings we calculate a special 2016 score for each cafe based on the reviews posted to the cafe between 1 January 2016 and Midnight 13 November 2016 UTC. 

Once we calculate this score for each cafe we order all cafes in the city by the calculated cafe score and apply the following selection criteria:

  • A cafe must have received a minimum quantity of reviews between 1 January 2016 and Midnight 13 November 2016 UTC time 
  • More than 75% of the cafe's reviews must be credible

The minimum quantity of reviews varies based on the total number of cafes and reviews in each city. For Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (Beanhunter's largest cities) this value was 9. For other smaller cities the value was lower.

If after applying the above criteria the city has more than 5 eligible cafes we will publish the rankings for that city. 

If the city has more than 100 eligible cafes we will limit the results to 100.

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