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SCA announces Best New Products Awards

The Specialty Coffee Association has announced the winners of the Best New Product Awards at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle. The Best New Product Awards, a long-running feature of the Expo, recognise new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Ten different product categories are evaluated and a winner is declared in each category. Additionally, judges selected the Best Booth and Best Pop-Up Café winners of this year's event.

Coffunity, a smartphone app that provides instant information and reviews for coffee consumers around the world, won both the Technology Award and the Best of Show.

The 2018 Best New Product winners are:

  • Coffunity: Technology / Best of Show
  • Ground Control: Commercial Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment
  • Breville: Consumer Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Electrical)
  • Soma: Consumer Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Non-Electrical)
  • Detpak: Coffee Accessories
  • Dona Chai: Specialty Beverage Stand Alone
  • Pacific Foods: Specialty Beverage Flavour Additive
  • Savor Brands: Packaging
  • LalCafe: Open Class

The 2018 Best Booth / Best Pop-Up Café winners are:

  • Smith Teamaker (Booth #2026): Single Booth Category
  • Barista 22 (Booth #2310): 10X20 Category
  • Daterra Coffee (Booth #2201): Sustainability Category
  • Rancillo (Booth #927): Multiple Booths Category
  • Coffee House by Chef'n (Booth #320): First Time Exhibitor Category
  • China, Portrait Country (Booth #827): Best Island Category
  • Campos (Skybridge): Best Pop Up 1 Category
  • La Marzocca (Skybridge): Best Pop Up 2 Category
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