Denver’s Coda Coffee Company and Toronto’s Pilot Coffee Roasters have taken top honors in Roast Magazine’s 10th annual Roaster of the Year Competition. The award recognizes companies that roast coffees of superior quality, exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices and employee education, and demonstrate a commitment to the coffee industry, among other criteria.
Coda and Pilot will be featured in the magazine’s November/December 2013 issue. Visit Roast Magazine for subscription information.
Two award categories are presented each year. Coda Coffee Company claimed the top spot in the large (macro) roaster category, which includes companies roasting more than 100,000 pounds of coffee each year. Coda gained the title because of its commitment to a healthy community and environment, with a particularly innovative composting program.
Pilot Coffee Roasters won in the small (micro) roaster category, for companies roasting less than 100,000 pounds of coffee each year. Pilot’s exemplary marketing practices and dedication to offering quality coffee — evidenced by its education practices and construction of a state-of-the-art coffee-tasting lab — propelled the company to a win.
Nick Brown is the editorial director of Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine. Feedback and story ideas are welcome at email@example.com.