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24 US Roasters Named Finalists for 2024 Good Food Awards

Good Food Awards

Now in its 14th year of celebrating the makers of specialty food and drink products in the United States, the Good Food Foundation has announced the list of finalists for the 2024 Good Food Awards.

Seventeen different roasted coffees from 16 different U.S. roasters took home Good Food Awards in 2023. Now, 24 roasting companies representing 14 different states have been named as 2024 finalists. The coffee roasters join nearly 300 other companies in the running for Good Food Awards, which will be announced April 29 at a ceremony in Portland, Oregon.

“These exceptional producers have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to not only creating extraordinary flavors but also to sustainable practices, supporting their communities, and fostering transparency throughout their supply chains,” Good Food Foundation Executive Director Sarah Weiner said in the finalists announcement. “This year’s Finalists are true leaders in the good food movement.”

Among all the categories, coffee remains distinct in that it is composed of a single natural ingredient — green coffee — that is produced overseas (with the possible exceptions of California or Hawaii). Thus, unlike other food categories in the awards program, the coffee program prizes diversity in coffee origins, as well as factors such as roasted coffee quality and sustainable sourcing initiatives. Find the full coffee category standards here.

Here are the 2024 Good Food Awards finalists in the coffee category:

44 North Coffee, Honduras – Honey Process COMSA, Maine

Blossom Coffee Roasters, Colombia Finca Santa Isabel Natural, Washington

Coffee By Design, Costa Rica Danilo Salazar Finca San Cristobal Natural, Maine

Crimson, OneGuatemala Finca El Morito, Ohio

Drink Coffee Do Stuff, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Koke Red Honey, California

Drum Coffee, Rwanda Sholi, Montana

Evans Brothers Coffee, Kenya Gichathaini AA, Idaho

Firelight Coffee, Tarrazu – Minor Jiminez, Georgia

Goodboybob Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Daniso Horsa Natural and Panama Cafe Gran Del Val Finca La Fortuna, California

Goshen Coffee Roasters, Bolivia Los Rodriguez Select Lots, Illinois

Heirloom Coffee Roasters, Pacayal Honey Lot, California

Intelligentsia Coffee, Ethiopia Washed Buku, Illinois

JBC Coffee Roasters, La Candelilla Costa Rica Geisha Natural, Wisconsin

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, Colombia Edwin Zambrano and Nicaragua, Don Francisco & Blanca Nieve, New York

Junto Coffee, Colombia Granja Paraiso 92, South Carolina

Lightwave Coffee, Colombia Finca El Diviso Sidra – Natural Process, California

Linea Caffe, Organic Ethiopia Bire Forest, California

Montana Coffee Traders, Ethiopia Mulish, Montana

Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Guji Kayon Mountain Farm – Natural Process, Texas

Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Colombia Amparo Pajoy and Little Buddy Blend, Washington

Peach Coffee Roasters, Sebastian Ramirez “Stay Peachy”, Georgia

PT’s Coffee Roasting Company, Guatemala Finca El Socorro Java Washed, Kansas

Speckled Ax Wood Roasted Coffee, Guatemala La Bonita and Costa Rica La Guaca Natural, Maine

UP Coffee Roasters, Mexico La Pluma de Lachao Viejo, Minnesota

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