Coffee’s leading lights honoured by SCAE

Leaders in the SCAE Community were celebrated in Dublin as the annual SCAE Excellence Awards were presented at World of Coffee. Proudly sponsored by OikoCredit, the Awards are judged by the SCAE International Development Committee and honour SCAE members who have contributed to the success of the industry through education, innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship. David Veal, Executive Director, SCAE said: ‘Our community is all about coffee and people and one of the things that we at SCAE like to celebrate is success. Today we gather to celebrate the success of some of our brightest people, all of whom have been strongly nominated by their peers in the community. They have all inspired coffee excellence within their fields.’ The winners of the 2016 SCAE Excellence Awards are: Young Entrepreneur Award: Henry Wilson, Perfect Daily Grind
Passionate Educator Award: Chiara Bergonzi, independent trainer
Innovation Award: Pete Southern, Creator of the PUSH Tamper
Working Towards Sustainability: Benjamin Weiner, Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
The Ambassador’s Award – Tony Overbeak, Urnex
Lifetime Achievement Award: Edy Bieker @ Sandalj, head of the quality and training departments

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