The most prestigious awards in the European & Middle Eastern Coffee and Food to Go sectors.
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Now in their 12th year, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have made outstanding contributions within the European and Middle Eastern coffee and food-to-go sectors.
The winners are uniquely identified on peer nominations and celebrated during a black-tie gala dinner (taking place during the Europe & Middle East Coffee Symposium, 12 November at The Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm).
Please take two minutes to cast your vote by clicking here.
Voting closes Tuesday 08 October.
The Voting Process
European Coffee Award winners are selected in a 2-stage process that is designed to be as fair and transparent as possible. Firstly, companies are shortlisted based on research from Allegra Strategies and feedback from more than 100 industry experts. Once the shortlist has been finalised, industry experts from across Europe are invited to vote for the shortlisted candidates within their respective geographies, and the winners are selected from those scoring the highest number of votes in each category.
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2018 EUROPEAN COFFEE AWARD WINNERS
The 2018 European Coffee Award Winners were announced during a black-tie Gala Dinner event sponsored by Lavazza, which took place as part of Allegra’s European Coffee Symposium at the 5* Melia Milano in the evening on Thursday 29 November. Lavazza opened the night with a speech from Giuseppe Lavazza and Mr. Ferran Adrià who introduced the multimedia project founded by Lavazza and the elBulli foundation: Coffee Sapiens – Innovation Through Understanding.
The full list of winners, and companies in 2nd and 3rd are listed here:
Best Coffee Chain – Western Europe: 1st – Starbucks Coffee Company | 2nd – Costa Coffee | 3rd – Joe & The Juice
Best Coffee Chain – Nordics: 1st – Joe & the Juice | 2nd – Johan & Nyström | 3rd – Starbucks Coffee Company
Best Coffee Chain – Southern Europe: 1st – Coffee Island | 2nd – illy Caffè | 3nd – Caffè Nero
Best Coffee Chain – UK & Ireland: 1st – Department of Coffee and Social Affairs | 2nd – Costa Coffee | 3rd – Starbucks Coffee Company
Best Coffee Chain – Central/Eastern Europe: 1st – Starbucks Coffee Company | 2nd – Costa Coffee | 3rd – Tchibo
Best Coffee Chain – Europe: 1st – Joe & the Juice | 2nd – Starbucks Coffee Company | 3rd – Costa Coffee
Best Coffee Roaster – Europe: 1st – illy | 2rd – UCC Coffee | 3rd – Lincoln & York
Best Specialty Coffee Roaster – Europe: 1st – Union Hand-Roasted | 2nd – His Majesty the Coffee | 3rd – Climpson & Sons
Best Coffee Equipment Supplier – Europe: 1st – La Marzocco | 2nd – La Cimbali | 3rd – Faema
Best Independent Coffee Shop – Europe: 1st – The Barn | 2nd – Cafezal | 3rd – Tim Wendelboe
Best Food Supplier – Europe: 1st – Cakesmiths | 2nd – Danish Bakery | 3rd – Unilever
Best Non-Coffee Supplier – Europe: 1st – Alpro | 2nd – MONIN | 3rd – Beyond the Bean
Most Ethical Brand – Europe: 1st – Lavazza | 2nd – Union Hand-Roasted | 3rd – Starbucks Coffee Company
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry: Francesco Sanapo | Paul Kelly | Ian Cranna | Jørgen bodum | Kasper Basse | Dritan Alsela
Lifetime Achievement Award: Nando Ottavi
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