Award Winning Coffee

A lot of coffee roasters or regions have awards attached to their brands. Farmers also place their best coffees to competitions in the local, regional and even international level. Most awards give gold, silver and even bronze medals for the best tasting coffee cup. Here’s our list of award winning coffees!

 

Top Award Winning Coffees

Bestseller No. 1
Café de Loja 6233 ft. -Specialty Coffee- Best Arabica Whole Bean Coffee (2 Lbs Bag)- Medium/Dark Roast Single Origin - Strictly Hard Bean (SHB)- Organic High Altitude GMO Free - AWARDED Beans
236 Reviews
Café de Loja 6233 ft. -Specialty Coffee- Best Arabica Whole Bean Coffee (2 Lbs Bag)- Medium/Dark Roast Single Origin - Strictly Hard Bean (SHB)- Organic High Altitude GMO Free - AWARDED Beans
  • COMPLEX FLAVOR YOU WILL LOVE - 100% Arabica Whole Bean Coffee with a Medium to full body has a deep fruity flavor. Perfect for all brewing methods including Pour Over, French Press, Espresso Machine, Turkish, Cold Brew or a Traditional Drip Coffee Maker
  • NO BITTER AFTERTASTE - Our coffee is roasted perfectly to bring out the natural flavors of the bean, without over roasting/burning the bean avoiding the dreaded bitter aftertaste.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE, HIGH FLAVOR COFFEE - Grown at 6233 feet above sea level, our coffee beans are dense and flavorful, just the right amount of acidity to give it a fresh crisp taste and keep a smooth flavor.
  • FRESH ARRIVAL GUARANTEE - Oxygen is the enemy of freshness, and our triple layered aluminium packaging keeps oxygen out. If your bag tastes stale, contact us within 7 days of arrival and we'll replace it.
  • CONSISTENT FLAVOR - Our roasting process is a mix of traditional cupping by master roasters combined with scientific sampling with a roast profile to ensure each batch maintains the same consistent flavor you've grown accustomed to.
Bestseller No. 2
Real Good Coffee Co 2LB, Whole Bean Coffee, Donut Shop Medium Roast, 2 Pound Bag
716 Reviews
Real Good Coffee Co 2LB, Whole Bean Coffee, Donut Shop Medium Roast, 2 Pound Bag
  • BEST TASTE - Medium roast, extra bold coffee. Preferred over Starbucks, Lavazza, Peet's, Koffee Kult, Kicking Horse, Death Wish & Don Pablo in blind taste tests.
  • SUPERIOR QUALITY - Premium grade Arabica coffee beans from Central and South America roasted to perfection. No additives, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Fair Trade, Sustainable, Kosher.
  • SUSTAINABLE - Grown responsibly; sourced responsibly; roasted responsibly; packaged responsibly. Roasted fresh in Seattle USA.
  • FOR ALL BREWERS - Great for drip coffee machines, espresso maker, French press, Aeropress, pour over and moka pot.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Koffee Kult Dark Roast Coffee Beans - Highest Quality Gourmet - Whole Bean Coffee - Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans, 32oz
2,688 Reviews
Koffee Kult Dark Roast Coffee Beans - Highest Quality Gourmet - Whole Bean Coffee - Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans, 32oz
  • Dark roast whole coffee beans, Fresh without oil on beans not stale with oil from sitting on the shelf. This is the same gourmet whole bean coffee that we serve in our retail locations. Cupping Notes: big body, balanced medium acidity. with a crisp sweet finish. No oil on beans. Cupping Notes: Heavy Body, Smooth, Cinnamon, Bright with a long finish
  • Voted #1 for Strong Bold flavor but smooth. Not bitter with low acidity. Best choice of quality gourmet coffees.
  • This is a 100% arabica speciality grade coffee blend with beans from Colombia, Guatemala, and Sumatra.
  • Koffee Kult is a family owned and operated artisan coffee roaster not a distributor, we roast our coffee, on our machines. You can visit our state of the art roasters that are environmentally friendly in person
  • We want you to completely satisfied, if not we will happily refund your order. supremo coffee
Bestseller No. 4
Cafe Cubano Dark Roast, 2 Pound, Whole Bean Coffee, Direct Trade, 100% USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO, Kosher
529 Reviews
Cafe Cubano Dark Roast, 2 Pound, Whole Bean Coffee, Direct Trade, 100% USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO, Kosher
  • Signature Blend, Direct Trade, Whole Bean, Specialty 100% Arabica Coffee
  • Dark roast profile with cupping notes of Bold/Smooth/Sweet
  • Full body cup with hints of vanilla and a sweet, syrupy smokiness, with a smooth, bold finish.
  • Certifications: 100% USDA Organic, Non-GMO verified, Kosher
  • Consciously sourced working directly with small, certified organic farmers in Latin America who are quality inspected by the Mayorga team, who visit & collaborate at points of origin during each harvest
SaleBestseller No. 5
Kicking Horse Coffee, Smart Ass, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 10 Ounce
3,859 Reviews
Kicking Horse Coffee, Smart Ass, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 10 Ounce
  • Medium roast
  • Africa, Central & South America
  • Cheeky, Bright, Precocious
  • Fairtrade, Organic, Kosher
  • Roasted in Canada
Bestseller No. 6
100% Arabica Coffee Beans Organic 3 Bean Dark Roasted Whole Beans
87 Reviews
100% Arabica Coffee Beans Organic 3 Bean Dark Roasted Whole Beans
  • Dark roast
  • Sumatra coffee beans and a small amount of South American and Central American coffees
  • This coffee has a powerful aroma direct and sturdy with nutty flavor
  • Fairtrade, Organic, Kosher
  • Roasted in USA
Bestseller No. 7
Valhalla Java Whole Bean Coffee by Death Wish Coffee Company, Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic - 12 Ounce Bag
2,339 Reviews
Valhalla Java Whole Bean Coffee by Death Wish Coffee Company, Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic - 12 Ounce Bag
  • Harness the power of Odin with this masterful artisan roast
  • Our coffee beans are specifically selected and expertly roasted to provide an ultra-strong coffee that is bold and smooth
  • Drink your coffee with pride knowing that our beans are Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic
  • Brew a pot at work or at home and taste the difference. You will never want "store-bought" coffee again
  • TRY IT RISK-FREE: Click the "Add to Cart" button now and be the judge. If you don't love our coffee, we'll refund your order, no questions asked
SaleBestseller No. 8
Two Volcanoes Coffee - Gourmet Guatemala Whole Bean Medium Roast Single-Origin Coffee. 1 lb
505 Reviews
Two Volcanoes Coffee - Gourmet Guatemala Whole Bean Medium Roast Single-Origin Coffee. 1 lb
  • GREAT TASTING GUATEMALAN ORGANIC RARE, SINGLE ORIGIN GOURMET COFFEE - This single origin specialty brings out the best possible aroma and flavor every morning. No blending in from other regions, countries or types of coffee, gives this rare but delicious tasting coffee, a flavor compared to no other. This specific single estate coffee is grown at the base of Two Volcanoes in Guatemala. Great for House or high end restaurants. Better tasting than french roast coffee.
  • THE BEST FLAVOR AND UNIQUE AROMA THANKS TO IT'S FRESHLY MEDIUM ROAST - Medium roasted fair trade, arabica coffee beans retain a great deal of their natural earthy flavors in comparison to a dark roast, bringing out the best possible flavor & aroma. This coffee is grown organically at the base of two volcanoes, where rich minerals enhance the flavor and smell of each and every bean, even before it's roasted. Medium roast exhibits the perfect balance in flavor, aroma and acidity.
  • ROASTED IN SMALL BATCHES TO GUARANTEE AN EVEN, MEDIUM ROAST - Small batch roasting is more expensive because of labor costs, but ensures that each bean of coffe is of superior quality and roasted evenly to desired specifications. This process draws out the best possible flavor in each batch. Small batch roasting permits a higher quality standard in coffee throughout the complete process: from picking out the correct size of each coffee bean, to slowly roasting each small batch to perfection.
  • PRESERVE THE BEST TASTE, AS LONG AS POSSIBLE - We know consuming your premium coffee bags as soon as roasted is the best way to go, but sometimes, coffee is stored in warehouses, shelves or even in your home's pantry kitchen. For this reason, each bag of Two Volcanoes Coffee is not only packaged as soon as roasting permits it, but also comes with a degassing valve built into it, to ensure only natural gas goes out, but not in, preventing it from staling. Makes great cappuccino.
  • SAVE WHEN YOU BUY MORE THAN ONE BAG! - Buy in Bulk. Check out the Special Offers and Promotions Section below this listing. We even have a special Guatemalan Gift coffee bag! Choose your favorite gormet presentation and click on the yellow "Add to Cart" button now to receive your fresh bag of Two Volcanoes Coffee! Don't lose this opportunity. (1 pound bag). Use this coffee with your favorite aero press machine. Great for espresso or for your favorite bulletproof recipe.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Koffee Kult - Medium Roast Coffee Beans, Whole Bean Coffee, 32oz
1,349 Reviews
Koffee Kult - Medium Roast Coffee Beans, Whole Bean Coffee, 32oz
  • Fresh medium roasted whole coffee beans, not stale loaded with oil from sitting on the shelf. This is the same gourmet whole bean coffee that we serve in our retail locations. Cupping Notes: big body, balanced medium acidity. with a crisp sweet finish. No oil on beans.
  • Koffee Kult is a family owned and operated artisan coffee roaster not a distributor, we roast our coffee, on our machines. You can visit our state of the art roasters that are environmentally friendly in person.
  • This Medium Roast whole bean coffee is sourced from from 100% arabica coffee that is well balanced, sweat with a bold flavor but smooth. We do not use any bitter robusta coffee beans
  • Taste the difference in your cup! A strong, smooth, well balanced coffee that is great brewed as espresso, cold brew, french press, pour over, and drip coffee.
  • Risk Free, you can Add To Cart now, with a no questions asked satisfaction guarantee refund policy. You have nothing to lose.
Bestseller No. 10
Portland Roasting Organic Dark Sumatra Whole Bean Coffee - USDA Certified - Carbon Neutral and Award Winning Roasters, 1 12oz. Bag
42 Reviews
Portland Roasting Organic Dark Sumatra Whole Bean Coffee - USDA Certified - Carbon Neutral and Award Winning Roasters, 1 12oz. Bag
  • AWARD-WINNING - Portland Roasting Coffee Named "2012 Roaster of the Year" by Roast Magazine
  • DARK ROAST COFFEE - Portland Roasting Coffee Dark Sumatra Blend is a dark roast coffee and is described as "Rich, Sweet, and Composed"
  • CERTIFIED USDA ORGANIC COFFEE - Portland Roasting Coffee is Carbon Neutral Company
  • 100% PREMIUM Micro-Roasted Arabica Coffee
  • FOR BETTER TASTING - 12 oz. pouch of whole bean coffee. Use 2 tbsp of freshly ground coffee per 6oz of water. Makes approximately 25 6oz. cups of coffee.
SaleBestseller No. 11
Eight O'Clock Whole Bean Coffee, 100% Colombian Peaks, 40 Ounce
64 Reviews
Eight O'Clock Whole Bean Coffee, 100% Colombian Peaks, 40 Ounce
  • Our award-winning roast of 100% Colombian beans
  • Medium roasted coffee
  • Beans are harvested at their optimum ripeness
  • Winey notes and a rich elegant aroma with a full-bodied finish
  • Kosher certified
Bestseller No. 12
Eight O'Clock Whole Bean Coffee, 100% Colombian Peaks, 11 Ounce (Pack of 6)
2,248 Reviews
Eight O'Clock Whole Bean Coffee, 100% Colombian Peaks, 11 Ounce (Pack of 6)
  • Our award-winning roast of 100% Colombian beans
  • Medium roasted coffee
  • Beans are harvested at their optimum ripeness
  • Winey notes and a rich elegant aroma with a full-bodied finish
  • Kosher certified
Bestseller No. 13
LION Award Winning Antioxidant Rich Coffee, French Roast, Medium Roast, Ground, 8oz
14 Reviews
LION Award Winning Antioxidant Rich Coffee, French Roast, Medium Roast, Ground, 8oz
  • Ground
  • Vacuum sealed for freshness
  • Blend: International Coffee Blend
  • Roast: Medium
  • Pure Choices French Roast Antioxidant coffee
Bestseller No. 14
Java Planet - Guatemalan USDA Gourment Organic Coffee Beans, Medium Roast, Shade Grown, Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance, Arabica Gourmet Specialty Grade A - packaged in 1 LB bag
163 Reviews
Java Planet - Guatemalan USDA Gourment Organic Coffee Beans, Medium Roast, Shade Grown, Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance, Arabica Gourmet Specialty Grade A - packaged in 1 LB bag
  • 100% SATISFACTION garantee.Simply click ADD TO CART now and order yours today
  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! We are Family Owned and Operated. All of our coffees are certified USDA Organic. 100% chemical and pesticide free. GMO free! We care for our customers and deliver the best quality possible.
  • AWARD-WINNING QUALITY: We select only the finest Gourmet Organic Arabica Coffee Beans, roasted in small batches to ensure optimum flavor and freshness for the best tasting cup of coffee!
  • FLAVOR: A delicious medium roast with tones of fruit, caramel and chocolate with a creamy body. Packaged in a premium coffee bag to preserve freshness.
  • ORIGIN: Guatemala. Whole Bean Arabica Coffee. Certified organic by Americert International. Certifed fair trade by Fair Trade USA.
SaleBestseller No. 15
Kona Gold Coffee Whole Beans - 16 oz, by Kona Gold Rum Co. - Medium/Dark Roast Extra Fancy - 100% Kona Coffee
104 Reviews
Kona Gold Coffee Whole Beans - 16 oz, by Kona Gold Rum Co. - Medium/Dark Roast Extra Fancy - 100% Kona Coffee
  • 100% PURE KONA COFFEE - Although some brands claim to be Kona, they often contain as little as 10% of real Kona beans mixed with those of a lower grade. Our beans are 100% authentic and meticulously cultivated in the Kona district on the big island, which has the perfect microclimate for growing coffee beans.
  • HIGHEST GRADE BEANS - Our Medium/Dark Roast Whole Beans are rated Extra Fancy by the Hawaii Agricultural Society - the highest grade possible. Only 10% of all Kona coffee produced achieves this rating, based on the size, shape, moisture content, and defect ratio of the beans.
  • A BETTER CUP OF COFFEE - All-natural Kona Gold Coffee Beans are hand-picked, wet-method processed, sun-dried, and air roasted. This process ensures a clean-tasting and highly aromatic cup of coffee. Our full city roast (medium/dark roast) combines crisp, fruity notes with creamy tones of molasses and brown sugar for a simply remarkable cup of coffee.
  • MOUNTAIN GROWN ON A SINGLE ESTATE - An independently-owned farm is the sole source of beans for our Kona Gold full city roast. Grown in the shade of both Macadamia Nut and Ohia trees, these premium Arabica coffee beans yield a deliciously rich coffee like no other.
  • JUDGED TO BE THE BEST - Our Kona Gold Medium/Dark Roast Whole Beans took first place in the Kona Crown Competition Division at the coveted 2016 Kona Coffee Cupping Competition.

Award Winning Coffees


Award categories can differ from one award to the other for instance best roaster coffees in the world, best single origin coffees or even the best coffee based on states.

For instance a competition depending on countries, the counties wanting to participate place their best coffees from the best crops for competition. If a certain country’s coffee wins it usually means that countries coffee can become popular with many people wanting to taste the award winning special. Most of the time implies that the market for this country’s coffee sprout toward succession if the country continue offering such great products (Awards markets the coffees positively).

A general procedure for coffee awarding process

1. The roasters (or farmers/even regions) are invited for coffee competitions for specific or general categories. Sometime a fee is usually paid to enter such award competition.

2. Participators coffees are sent to the competitions mostly in coded packages such that the judges are not able to identify individual coffees origin.

3. All this coffees are then prepared using particular recipes and then passed to judges for tasting who give award individual scores for each coffee. The brewing method may be French press, filter, and espresso among others.

4. After this the scores for each coffee are put together to determine the winner of the competition. As any other competition gold medal is awarded to the number one coffee.

In some competition a score is set for the gold winning coffee where at times no coffee reaches this score and others several coffees do. It all depends with how a competition is organized. Gold medals do not always mean being the best scorer in a competition.

Award winning coffees can belong to several levels for instance; national level, world level and regional level. Some major countries like the US and Australia organize competitions which are often considered as international.

Some Famous Coffee Awards

America good foods (GFA) Awards

This is a competition to choose drink and food crafters who really qualify and put more effort in demonstrating and developing authentic, quality, and tasty and also products which represent responsibility. These awards include coffee roasters who want to demonstrate their effort in delivering quality coffees from different producers.

The winners are usually selected using flavor properties like clean, sweet, balanced acidity, good developed body and aromatic quality and properties. For the farmers and roasters to get entrance to these awards, they must demonstrate transparency and fairness all the way from the coffee bean to the final cup. This foundation also acts as 3rd party in the certification of coffees and helps identify eligible beans across contents for consideration.

Some of the coffees that come at top in the 2018 yearly awards include: Compelling coffee- Ethiopian Banko Gotiti, California, Blueprint coffees, Ethiopian Hambela from Missouri, Yirgacheffe natural again Ethiopian coffee from Washington Vashon coffee co. and many other Ethiopian coffees roasted in United States roasters. The total winners were fifteen all coffees with Ethiopian origin. This just demonstrates how great the Ethiopian coffee is.

Australian awards

There are about three international and well known coffee awards in Australia.

1. Royal society of agriculture NSW (RAS) – this is held just before Sydney show of royal Easter.

2. (AICA) International Australian coffee awards which is held before international Melbourne coffee Expo

3. Golden Bean which is organized as portion of Golden Bean industrial conference.

From all this awards, gold, silver and bronze is given according to the cup marks in terms of flavor and aroma. This cups can be brewed into categories of blend espresso, single origin espresso, milk flavored coffee, filtered coffee among others. AICA competition is usually participated by specialty good quality coffees while the RAS mostly attract coffee styles such as lower acid and dark roasted coffees. The specialty of the competition depends on the organization background which prepares such competition and also the judges invited to award scores to the coffees.

Type of competitors entering competitions

1. People who have less knowledge on competition platforms

This is the type of roasters who put all the coffees they have in every category that is possible. Most of the times, such competitors bring confusion to those awarding the scores. Note that the coffee might not be bad quality actually but put in wrong categories. Take a scenario where a high-grown dense coffee is put in light roast competition rather than a dark roast (dense bold coffee do well on dark roasting). Another scenario is giving a coffee which can do well as cold brew for espresso, or good coffee for immersion brewing for dripping category. It is obvious that some coffees do well in some brewing and roasting methods than others.

2. Roasters who got good coffees and have tested them for the different categories on competition scene

This is competitors who have done tasting for their coffees and actually decided the beast for each category. For instance, the company may have this great coffee that is very suitable for brewing with sugar and condensed milk and at the same time make a good filtered black coffee. In the competition a single coffee may win award in two categories either gold, silver or the Bronze Medal.

3. The other type of competitor is these roasters who want to be the top winner in a competition and thus samples all their coffees to get the very best. The best coffee is then roasted to the specifications. For instance a roasting company may contain the rare and much flavored coffees in the world like Gesha variety. The taste is very unique and the coffee can just be amazing more than any other sample.

Note that it is not every one else who join a coffee competition. It is also important that a certain coffee being sampled by different judges and emerges the best means that this coffee is deliciously flavored and really stand out among all the others.

European coffee awards

One of the popular European coffee awards is the coffee European award. Some of the 2017 winners are espresso house, Starbucks, caffe Nero and costa coffee companies among others. Other awards are queens enterprise, great taste and Feefo trusted awards.

Other award winning coffees

1. Danes specialty in Australia south wales (new) – this is a roaster committed to getting the best coffees roasting them, retailing and then wholesaling the coffees. Danes is one of the Australian award winning roasters.

2. Roast things- this is a coffee roaster based in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and the company specializes in roasting the specialty coffees. They source good, authentic, delicious, colorful and quality coffee beans all the way from farming.

3. Colombia Castillo- this is a bean roaster in the capital of Australia. This combines the most distinct blends of dark wine, pineapple, chocolate, high cocoa and is really a good rich flavor coffee. The coffee is characterized by composite flavor, full bodied, rum cherries, dark fruit, high chocolate and cocoa finish and Shiraz.

4. Cream an espresso champion- this is a blend prepared by roast things roasting company in Malaysia. It is much flavored and is blend from Ethiopia and Guatemala some of the beast coffees. This coffee is black providing some black tea with juicy orange and sweet flavor.

5. Mocha gold- champion for milk brewing and made by Dane specialty. It is thick and black with juicy undertones and complex rich flavor with chocolate, cocoa and spicy notes. It is very smooth with intense flavor of chocolate with malt and velvet undertones and well finished.

6. (Kochere) Ethiopian yirgacheffe- made by New Zealand chiasso coffee ltd. the coffee is high end from the source. Yirgacheffe coffee is popular and has won a lot of awards.

 

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