26 Remarkable Coffees: The 2014 Good Food Awards Buying Guide

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The Good Food Awards have announced their 2014 finalists finalists including coffee, cheese, spirits, charcuterie, and beer. This is the event’s fourth year; it is anchored by Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, Bi-Rite Market, the Ferry Building, and a diverse roster of sponsors from around the United States, including Sprudge.com – this our first year as official GFA sponsors and we’re delighted to take part.

26 distinct coffees from 22 different roasters were selected as 2013 GFA finalists. The event’s coffee chairs – Jen Apodaca (Blue Bottle Coffee), Andrew Barnett (Linea Caffe), Tony Konecny (Tonx.org), Brent Fortune (Heart Roasters), and its committee – including Liz Clayton (Serious Eats / Sprudge.com), David Piza (Sustainable Harvest), Devorah Freudiger (Equator Coffees), and more – oversaw a list of judges with unimpeachable credentials. A full list of the judges and committee members is available here.

An awards ceremony will be held on January 16th at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. If you’d like to attend the Gala or enjoy the open-air marketplace, visit the Good Food Awards website for more information.

We’ve split this helpful buying guide up by region, with links to the available coffees where applicable. Simply click through to purchase these fine coffees directly from their respective roasters – this is truly a bonanza of delicious dried cherry seeds, and a snapshot (albeit a partial one) of who’s who right now in the US specialty coffee scene.

California

De La Paz Coffee, Kenya Gichathaini & Peel Sessions, San Francisco

Flying Goat Coffee, Ethiopia Wote Konga & Ethiopia Wottuna Boltuma, Santa Rosa

Four Barrel Coffee, Ethiopia Bulga, San Francisco

Intelligentsia CoffeeEthiopia Kurimi, Los Angeles

Saint Frank Coffee, Finca Las Nieves, San Francisco

Sightglass Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Guji Yetatebe, San Francisco

Pacific Northwest

Caffe Ladro, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Hama, Seattle

Doma Coffee Roasting Co., Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Zelele, Idaho

Kuma Coffee, Kenya Kiamabara AA, Seattle

Roast House, Batzchocola Guatemalan, Spokane

Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Ethiopia Konga, Olympia

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Mordecofe Organic Grand Cru #53, Portland

Midwest

Kickapoo Coffee RoastersOrganic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Idido & Organic Ethiopian Sidama FeroWisconsin

Madcap Coffee, Ethiopia YukroMichigan

Metropolis Coffee CompanyEthiopia Yirgacheffe Aylele, Illinois

Topeca Coffee, Ethiopian Nigusse LemmeOklahoma

East Coast

1000 Faces Coffee, Suke Quto, Georgia

Barrington Coffee, Ethiopia Hachira, Massachusetts

Panther Coffee, Ethiopia Chelba & Nicaragua Kailash, Miami

ReAnimator Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia SotaPennsylvania

Square One Coffee, Guatemala AcatenangoPennsylvania

Tandem Coffee Roasters, Aylele Yirgacheffe Ethiopia, Maine

Roasters – if your coffee is not linked, it is because that particular coffee is not yet available on your website. To update your listing, please email directly to GFA@Sprudge.com.