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Coffee Champions Of The 2016 Good Food Awards

Coffee Champions Of The 2016 Good Food Awards

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Mike Perry of Klatch Coffee speaks on behalf of the 2016 winners.

The 2016 Good Food Awards hosted its gala award event last evening in San Francisco, an annual bacchanalia of dry cured bacons, pickled beets, spoon preserves, and drinking mustards. There were ciders both dry and semi-dry, cheeses from sea to shining sea, and every manner of artisanal oil, be it pumpkin, hazelnut, walnut or shallot—and also some remarkable coffees offered, brewed by the event’s capable coffee service team of volunteers. A fine time (and fine jam) was had by all.

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We’ll have a full recap of the evening’s festivities next week, but for now, let us share with you the 17 coffees honored by the Good Food Awards judging panel. We’ve included direct buying links when possible for each of the featured coffees—please note that several of these honored coffees were purchased in small amounts by the roasters, so supplies may be limited, and we’ll update the list as more coffees become available for purchase online. This is a delicious collection of coffees and we highly recommend you play along from home.

Abundancia Coffee, Kenya AA Blue Mt., Portland, OR

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, La Esmeralda Lino Lot, San Diego, CA

Commonwealth Coffee, Kenya Nyeri Gachatha Lot #160 AA, Denver, CO

Equator Coffees & Teas, Panama Finca Sophia Gesha, San Rafael, CA

Evans Brothers Coffee, Kenya Gatundu Karinga AB, Sandpoint, ID

JBC Coffee Roasters, Finca La Mula Panama Gesha, Madison, WI

Joe Coffee Company, Ethiopia Guji Yabitu Koba, NYC, NY

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Idido Cooperative, Milwaukee, WI

Klatch Coffee, Kenya Karatu, Inland Empire, CA

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters, Finca La Mula CAC Reserve Geisha, Charlottesville, VA

NEAT Coffee, Kenya Gachatha, Darien, CT

Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, Panama Carmen Geisha, Dallas, TX

Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, Ethiopia Adame Garbota, Olympia, WA

Onyx Coffee Lab, Colombia Granja La Esperanza Margaritas Gesha, Fayetteville, AR

Ruby Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Guji Uraga, Nelsonville, WI

Spyhouse Coffee Roasting, Suke Quto Ethiopia, Minneapolis, MN

Square One Coffee, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adado, Lancaster, PA

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Good Food Awards Director Sarah Wiener with the evening’s closing remarks.

Below check out some live footage of the coffee category’s introductory song, presented by the fellas at Olympia Provisions of Portland Oregon, as well as the coffee category’s acceptance speech, presented by Mike Perry of Klatch Coffee and Franci Maara Kariuki, chairman of the Gitwe Farmers Cooperative Society in Kenya.

A huge congrats to all the winners—may these honors bring you good tidings.

Sprudge is a proud media partner with the Good Food Awards. Read more GFA coverage from our heaving archives, all the way back to the event’s launch in 2010.

Photos by Noah Sanders for Sprudge.com. 

 


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