The Good Food Awards are back for a ninth year and they have just announced their finalists. The yearly celebration of American-made consumables with a focus on sustainability has narrowed down the 401 products making it to the last leg from a field of over 2,000. Among the 27 finalists in the coffee category, there a handful of familiar names as well as a few new ones. And it’s not all Ethiopian coffees this year; it’s only mostly Ethiopian coffees.

The 2019 Good Food Awards coffee finalists are:

Bard Coffee, Organic Costa Rica La Mirella, Maine
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Geisha XO & KIUNYU Coffee Factory – Peaberry, California
Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, Special Prep Ethiopia Natural Bombe, Bensa Sidama, Massachusetts
Caffe Ladro, Ethiopia Limu Organic, Washington
Catalyst Coffee Consulting, Ethiopia Keramo, Oregon
Commonwealth Coffee Roasters,Carmen Estate Washed Geisha, Colorado
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, Kossa Kebena, Ohio
Drink Coffee Do Stuff, Ethiopia Guji Hambela Wamena, California
Elixr Coffee, El Injerto Pacamara, Pennsylvania
Equator Coffees & Teas, Ethiopia Gedeb 1 Organic Gotiti Lot 143, California
Folly Coffee Roasters, House Bean – Ethiopia Guji, Minnesota
Intelligentsia, Organic Ethiopia Kurimi, Illinois
Linea, Ethiopia Suke Quto, California
Noble Coffee Roasting, Ethiopian ‘Buku Sayisa’, Oregon
Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Guji Highlands, Ethiopia – Natural Process, Organic, Texas
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, Girma Eshetu, Texas
Onyx Coffee Lab, Colombia Granja La Esperanza, Arkansas
PERC Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Kayon Mountain, Georgia
Red Rooster Coffee Roaster, Kayon Mountain, Virginia
Royal Mile Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Kayon Mountain Taaroo & Kenya Ichamama Peaberry Washed, New Jersey
Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co, Duromina/Ethiopia, Minnesota
Still Vibrato, Ethiopia Shantawene, Oregon
Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Upsetter Espresso, California
Vashon Coffee Company, Organic Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Hambela Buku, Washington
Vibrant Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Idido Washed, Pennsylvania

But coffee isn’t just in the coffee category anymore; it’s being utilized as an ingredient in multiple categories, including:

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Rolling Meadows Brewery, Coffee Break, Illinois

Dark Forest Chocolate, Gimme Coffee & Dark Chocolate, New York

COCOPOD, Coffee Cocoa Chocolate Hazelnut, North Carolina
Garcia Nevett Chocolatier de Miami, Cafe de Hacienda, Florida
Vermont Amber Organic Toffee, Percolator Toffee, Vermont

Sightglass Coffee and Shrub & Co.,Coffee Cascara Shrub, California

Hot Mama Salsa, Smoky Coffee Chili Oil, Oregon

Elixir, Caffe’ Corretto Liqueur, Oregon
Griffo Distillery, Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, California

Winners of the 2019 Good Food Awards will crowned on Friday, January 11th at the GFA Gala in San Francisco. For more information about the Good Food Awards or for tickets to attend the awards show, visit their official website.

Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.

Top image via the Good Food Awards

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