Co-located with The Coffee & Hospitality Expo →

In partnership with 5THWAVE

The European Coffee & Hospitality Awards 2024

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we're thrilled to introduce a revamped awards category format comprising 10 categories, each featuring 10 shortlisted brands. Together, they form Europe’s top 100 most influential brands in coffee & hospitality, or The Allegra's COHO Top 100.

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RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE

Where Recognition Fuels Inspiration

This year marks a significant evolution as Allegra’s European Coffee Awards transforms into The European Coffee & Hospitality Awards, in partnership with 5thwave. This shift acknowledges the pivotal role of coffee in the broader hospitality sector across Europe and emphasises the importance of recognising excellence in coffee delivery among a wider range of operators and suppliers on a pan-European level.

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THIS YEAR'S CATEGORIES:


> Europe’s Best Café Chain

> Europe’s Best Bakery Chain

> Europe’s Best Coffee Experience - 'MULTI-SITE RESTAURANT/QSR’

> Europe’s Best Coffee Experience - 'Hotel Operator'

> Europe’s Best Independent Café

> Europe’s Best Commercial Roaster

> Europe’s Best Specialty Roaster

> Europe’s Best Coffee Equipment Manufacturer

> Europe’s Best Food Supplier

> Europe’s Most Sustainable Brand


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HOW IT WORKS

01/05
STEP 1

Step 1

Industry Nominations Open. Nominate one brand per category.

Nominations close on 26 July 2024.

STEP 2

Step 2

Our team of experts create the top 100 shortlist in no particular order.

The list is revealed on 6 September 2024.

STEP 3

Step 3

A panel of 100 judges from across the Allegra network assesses and evaluates their respective categories.

STEP 4

Step 4

The top 3 finalists in each of the 10 categories are announced on 30 October 2024.

STEP 5

Step 5

Winners are celebrated on November 12 at the European COHO Awards 2024, InterContinental Berlin, and the top 100 most influential COHO brands ranking is announced!

2023 WINNERS

Best Coffee Chain – Western Continental Europe

Winner: The Barn
Runner-up: Costa Coffee
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Best Coffee Chain – Nordic Region

Winner: Joe & The Juice
Runner-up: Espresso House
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Best Coffee Chain – Nordic Region

Best Coffee Chain - Southern Europe

Winner: Coffee Lab
Runner-up: Gregory's
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Winner: Coffee Lab
Runner-up: Gregory's
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Best Coffee Chain − UK & IE

Winner: Blank Street Coffee
Runner-up: 200 Degrees Coffee
Highly commended: Costa Coffee

Best Coffee Chain − Central/Eastern Europe

Winner: Costa Coffee
Runner-up: 5 To Go
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Best Coffee Roaster - Europe

Winner: Lavazza
Runner-up: Illy
Highly commended: UCC Coffee

Best Specialty Coffee Roaster

Winner: Origin Coffee Roasters
Runner-up: Five Elephant
Highly commended: Small Batch Coffee Roasters

Five Elephant
Origin Coffee Roasters
Small Batch Coffee Roasters

Best Coffee Equipment Supplier

Winner: La Marzocco
Runner-up: Astoria
Highly commended: Victoria Arduino

Best Independent Coffee Shop - Europe

Winner: WatchHouse
Runner-up: Bonanza
Highly commended: La Cabra

Best Non-Coffee Supplier - Europe

Winner: Monin
Runner-up: Beyond The Bean
Highly commended: Chalo

Most Ethical Brand - Europe

Winner: Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
Runner-up: 200 Degrees
Highly commended: Starbucks Coffee Company

Outstanding Industry Contribution

Anne Lunell
Michal Molcan
Radu Savopol

Lifetime Achievement Award

Cosimo Libardo