23 - 26 September 2021 |The Truman Brewery

17 June: The London Coffee Festival Visitor Awards

After an incredible four days of coffee celebration, more than 1,100 visitors of The London Coffee Festival voted for their favourite stands, festival experiences and most innovative products. 

We're thrilled to announce the following winners  and would like to congratulate them for all their hard work and creativity.....

Union Hand-Roasted took home both the Most Engaging Stand Experience and Ultimate Coffee Experience awards. The artisan roastery, based in East London, bought its legendary San Francisco roaster to the festival to conduct live roasting on-site.

“We are thrilled to win not one but two London Coffee Festival visitor awards. The festival was a really great experience and the level of enthusiasm from the visitors was infectious. After each demonstration so many spectators stayed behind to ask questions and discover what makes speciality coffee a genuinely unique experience. We’ll definitely be back next year!” - Jeremy Torz, Director, Union Hand-Roasted.

After live roasting sessions the team from Union Hand-Roasted invited visitors to taste the coffee and take part in a pro-triangulation taste test; creating an experience that allowed visitors to see the coffee journey from green bean to cup. If you missed it check out the Roastery on Tour highlight video on our Gallery page.

No surprises that The Best Stand Design award went to Starbucks Coffee Co. who brought the Guatemalan experience to London, with the launch of their first single origin espresso from Guatemala. The Starbucks stand, which was designed to replicate a Guatemalan farm, was completed with photo booth and various fun activities throughout the weekend. Our favourite was a characterture who actually drew your face on to your cup! Seriously cool.

The Make Decent Coffee Lounge was another festival favourite, winning the Favourite Festival Feature award. Make Decent Coffee invited visitors to sample the same coffee using four different home-brewing methods (the V60, Chemex, Aeropress and Cafetiere) to show the effects preparation methods have on taste. 

ROK Espresso was awarded Most Innovative Product for their ROK Espresso Maker - the manual espresso maker that lets users feel the experience of pulling the water through the coffee grind and prepare it to personal taste. 

Coffee was not the only order of the day, tea companies were out in full force at the festival and for the second year running teapigs received the prize for Best Tea Experience. The tea experts were showcasing their range of tea pyramids with an iced tea offering as well as sampling the renowned Matcha, which is said to have 70 times the amount of antioxidants as orange juice! Wow!

The Favourite Artisan Market Stall prize was awarded to Alchemy and the Roast Hog took home the prize for Best Street Food Stall.

Ozone Coffee Roasters were awarded the Best Newcomer award - a category added this year to recognise overall exceptional feedback for first time exhibitors.

We'd like to thank all of you who voted for the awards and gave us your incredible feedback!
17 June: The London Coffee Festival Visitor Awards
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