Though the ceremony may be postponed, the awards roll on. With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 reaching unprecedented levels, the Good Food Foundation, bestower of the Good Food Awards, made the cautious decision to move the GFA Awards Ceremony in San Francisco from today, January 14th to March 3rd. Nonetheless, the awards themselves continued ahead, with the GFF announcing the winners of the 2022 Good Food Awards.
This is year 12 of the GFAs celebrating US-based artisanal craftspeople across 18 different categories including cider, confections, beer, honey, pickles, cheese, and chocolate. And coffee of course. From a field of 25 finalists, the expert panel of judges selected 15 winners this year, chosen for their “exemplary flavor—sweet, clean, well-developed body, balanced acidity, and phenomenal aromatics.” This has been one of the more diverse years for the Good Food Awards in terms of coffee origins; whereas nearly all Finalists originally hailed from Ethiopia, this year seven producing countries are represented in the Finals, roasted multi-time GFA winners and first-time competitors alike.
So without further ado, here are the 15 winners of the 2022 Good Food Awards for Coffee:
Acorn Coffee Club, Las Lajas – Yellow Honey, Costa Rica, Minnesota
Beanstock Coffee Roasters, Mexican Marco Cadena, Massachusetts
Cloud City Coffee Roasting, Ethiopia Lecho Torka Fully Washed, Washington
Giv Coffee, Ethiopia, Keramo, Connecticut
H+S Coffee Roasters, Colombia Ernedis Rodriguez, Finca El Paraiso, Wyoming
Higher Grounds Trading Co., Karla Portillo, Michigan
JBC Coffee Roasters, Las Margaritas Sudan Rume, Wisconsin
Linea Coffee, Organic Ethiopia Bire Forest, California
Mikava, Santuario Gesha, Oregon
Mr. Espresso, Organic Ethiopia Shantewene, Natural Process, California
Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Panama Bambito Estate Typica, Texas
Per’La Specialty Roasters, Ethiopia Bombe, Florida
Progeny Coffee, Piñita, California
SkyTop Coffee, Finca Santa Maria, New York
The Mad Priest Coffee Roasters, Yemenia Bait Alal Special Reserve, Tennessee
The 15 winners for the Coffee category, along with the 100+ other winners in the 17 other categories, will have their award-winning offerings available for purchase for a limited time at the Good Food Shop, a pop-up taking place January 15th through 30th at The Epicurean Trader in San Francisco. For more information or to see a full list of the 2022 winners, visit the Good Food Foundation’s official website.
Congratulations to all the Winners and Finalists!