World of Coffee marks another stellar year

More than 6,800 people from over 100 countries met with more than 2,350 exhibitors at 234 stands at the 2017 World of Coffee (WOC), held in Budapest at the renowned Hungexpo Fair Center. Coffee professionals and enthusiasts attend WOC each year for inspiration, education, industry networking events and to witness some of the best baristas in the world compete in high level competitions.

The best of the best in coffee making talent took part in various competitions and after exacting standards and fierce competition, everyone cheered as the winners were announced (see here for details).  Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association’s Best New Product Awards recognizes new products that represent quality and add value to the specialty coffee and tea industry.

The Best New Product Awards for 2017 went to:

•       Coffee Accessories – Espazzola, PROTONEA Senger
•       Consumer Equipment (Non-Electrical) – Cafflano Kompresso, Beanscopr Co, Ltd.
•       Open Class – Flor de Café, Flor de Cafe
•       Open Class, Special Mention – Tonino, Marko Luther & Paul Holleis GbR
•       Packaging – Upcycled Denim Bag, Coffee Bird Limited
•       Specialty Beverage Flavour Additive – Garden Mint Lemonade, DaVinci Gourmet
•       Specialty Beverage Stand Alone – Chalo Chai, Chalo
•       Technology – RØST Sample Roaster, RØST COFFEE AS
•       Commercial Equipment – Marco Mix, Marco Beverage Systems
•       Commercial Equipment, Special Mention – Conserv 75E, Pentair
•       Commercial Equipment, Non-Electric – Foam Locus, Nuova Ricambi

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