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22 Coffee Companies Finalists for 2013 Good Food Awards

Good Food Awards 2013The Good Food Awards program, now in its third year honoring outstanding companies and products in nine categories (beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserves and spirits), has announced its crop of 2013 finalists.

The awards program — a collaboration of food producers, farmers and grocers — is designed to honor food companies that have “demonstrated a commitment to be part of building a tasty, authentic and responsible food system, going far above and beyond the status quo for their industry.” Following is the criteria in the coffee category:

The winners of the Good Food Award for coffee will be distinguished by exemplary flavor – sweet, clean, well developed body, balanced acidity and phenomenal aromatics. To qualify for entry, roasters and coffee farmers must emphasize fairness and transparency from seed to cup. This year’s entry criteria seeks to accommodate the enormous cultural diversity of coffee production. While we are taking a broader approach to environmental sustainability this year, winning coffees that are also using certified organic beans will be eligible to receive the Good Food Awards Gold Seal, a special honor which shows all of us that taste excellence and environmental sustainability can go hand-in-hand.

The 2013 finalists in the coffee category are:

1000 Faces Coffee, Ethiopia – Shikaso Mora Mora, Georgia
Cafe Grumpy, Honduras – Las Flores El Cielito, Santa Barbara, New York
Case Coffee Roasters, Kenya – Nyeri Gaturiri Co-Op-Peaberry, Oregon
Cuvee Coffee, El Salvador – El Molino Witness Project, Texas
Evans Brothers Coffee, Ethiopia – Yirgacheffe Birhanu, Idaho
Flying Goat Coffee, Ethiopia – Wottuna Boltuma, California
Four Barrel Coffee, Ethiopia – Wollega Wato, California
Gimme! Coffee, Colombia – Finca San Luis La Gloria, New York
Heart Roasters, Ethiopia – Yukro & Kenya – Ndumberi, Oregon
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Kenya – Kangocho, California
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Kenya – Gichathaini, Illinois
Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, Nicaragua – Pachi, New York
Joe, Ethiopia – Camp, New York
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., Panama – Lerida Estate, Missouri
Kickapoo Coffee, Ethiopia – Organic Yirgacheffe Haru Cooperative, Wisconsin
MADCAP Coffee, Guatemala – Las Aguas Altas, Michigan 
Noble Coffee Roasting, Kenya – Kia Ora, Oregon
Panther Coffee, Colombia – Finca El Ventilador, Florida
Portland Roasting Coffee, Ethiopia – Sidamo, Oregon
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co., Kenya – Thiriku & Ethiopia – Nanno Challa Heirloom,Kansas
Sightglass Coffee, Ethiopia – Yukro Gera, California
Square One Coffee, Kenya – Nyeri Gatomboya, Pennsylvania
Verve Coffee Roasters, Panama – Elida Estate Geisha & Ethiopia – Birhanu,California

Here is the list of last year’s winners:

Broadway Café and Roasting Company, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Missouri
Counter Culture Coffee, Buna Ababa – Haru North Carolina
Equator Coffees & Teas, Ethiopia Watadera FTO California
Gimme! Coffee, Colombia Finca San Luis New York
Kickapoo Coffee, Organic Biloya Yirgacheffe Wisconsin
Klatch Coffee Inc., Ethiopia Worka California
Noble Coffee RoastingColombia Finca San Luis Oregon

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