This year’s Good Food Awards were jam-packed with tasty coffees and delicious treats, celebrating the best craft foods of the year.
BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE
Photos by Josh Littlefield
The Good Food Awards (GFAs) took place January 19 in San Francisco. The GFAs, now in their eighth year, celebrate achievements and outstanding work in 15 categories, including coffee. In November, we announced the 27 finalists, and after days of rigorous tasting by a panel of roasters, Q-Graders, and coffee experts, the field was narrowed down to 15 winners. The list of winners includes veteran champs like Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea in Los Angeles and Square One Coffee in Lancaster, Pa., as well as new entrants like Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters out of Dallas and Per’La Specialty Roasters from Miami. And while Ethiopian coffees are generally a popular pick at the GFAs, this year’s winners are notable in that every coffee was from Ethiopia.
After they were announced, the winners then showcased their goods at a marketplace, held at the Fort Mason Center. Attendees could taste winning products and beverages, and purchase goods. We snapped a few photos of coffee brewing and caffeine consumption from the marketplace, showcased below. Scroll down to see a complete list of the 2018 winners.
Blueprint Coffee, Ethiopia Hambela, Missouri
Compelling Coffee, Ethiopia Banko Gotiti Coffee, California
Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Organic Ethiopia Tikur Anbessa, California
JBC Coffee Roasters, Gedeb Lot 83 Ethiopia Natural, Wisconsin
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters, Limu Dabesa, Ethiopia, Virginia
Noble Coffee Roasting, Ethiopian ‘Bishan Fugu,’ Oregon
Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Ethiopian Guji – Organic – Natural Process, Texas
OQ Coffee Co., Kayon Mountain Estate, Ethiopia, New Jersey
Ozo Coffee Roasters, Ethiopia Hambela Kirite, Colorado
Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, Organic Ethiopia Kossa Geshe & Organic Ethiopia Natural Amaro, California
Per’La Specialty Roasters, Ethiopia Shakiso, Florida
Revel Coffee, Ethiopia Kayon Mountain Guji Dry, Montana
Royal Mile Coffee, Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora Farm, New Jersey
Square One Coffee, Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora, Pennsylvania
Vashon Coffee Company, Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural Daniel Miju, Washington