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Specialty Coffee Expo announces 2019 New Product and Design Lab winners

The Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) has announced the winners of the Best New Product Design and Design Lab Awards at the 2019 Speciality Coffee Expo in Boston, United States.

From 12 to 14 April, the Speciality Coffee Expo embraced creative excellence in innovation, industry improvements, design, education, argo-economy, and science.

SCA Chief Events Officer Cindy Cohn says this year’s line-up included some interesting new inventions from the technology and coffee preparation categories.

“Lots of people are debuting new products, but there is one tech entry I think will be spot on – technology is one area that keeps getting better. I would also keep your eyes on the coffee preparation category, which is always interesting,” Cohn says.

“Equally, I think the collections of information and app development are giving cafés more valuable information they can use to help run their business with, so when it’s available, it makes for an interesting product.”

The Best New Product competition recognises new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry in one of the award’s 10 categories. These include, commercial or consumer coffee or tea preparation, service equipment, coffee accessories, specialty beverage and flavour additive, packaging, food, and open class.

The Best New Product winners are:

• Kruve, coffee accessories category
• Bellwether Coffee, commercial coffee or tea preparation and serving equipment category
• Breville Barista: commercial coffee or tea preparation and serving equipment, electrical category
• Cafélat Robot Espresso maker, commercial coffee or tea preparation and serving equipment, non-electrical category
• Cometeer Coffee Capsule, open class category
• Maison Routin, specialty beverage flavour additive, category
• Ghiraradelli Sweet Ground Powder, specialty beverage flavour additive category
• Dona Chai Spiced Soda Pink Peppercorn Lemon, specialty beverage stand alone category
• Ifinca Coffee Chain, technology category
• Tierra Nueva Nudge Coffee Butter, food category

Design Lab celebrates creative designs in distinguished speciality coffee through four key platforms, coffee spaces, brand, coffee vessels, and a packing showcase.

The Design Lab winners are:

• Rishi Tea, branding category
• Greater Goods Coffee Roasters, spaces category
• Blue Bottle Coffee Can, packaging category
• Kruve, vessels category

In addition, judges have also announced the winners for the Best Booth and Best Popup Café.

• Bellwether, branding category
• Anacafé, island category
• Slayer, pop-up category

The SCA is a non-profit trade association unifying the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better. 

For more information visit, www.coffeeexpo.org

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