Fifteen products have been shortlisted from nearly a hundred entries in this year’s awards for exhibitors at the Caffè Culture Show in London.
Covering food, drink and equipment, they will be decided on by a team of journalists from the café sector on the first day of the show which runs on May 13 and 14 at Kensington Olympia.
New for 2015 is the Visitors’ Choice Award in which show visitors vote for their favourite product from the shortlisted entries across all three categories. Visitors will receive a “loyalty card” on arrival and must visit each of the shortlisted exhibitors’ stands to receive a stamp from each before casting their vote. All participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a voucher worth £100 for OpenTable.
Shortlisted entries for best drink product at the show, judged by Brian Williams, editor of Brian’s Coffee Spot:
Caffiniti – Andaqui
Lashbrook Lassis – Lashbrook Lassis
NVT: New Vithanakande Tea – Coffitea
Rocks Drinks – Rocks Organic Ginger and Wasabi
The Tea Room – Organic Drinking Chocolate Fusion Line
Shortlisted entries for best food product at the show, judged by Maria Bracken, editor of Lunch Business Magazine:
Belinda Clark Confectionery – MellowMallows
Merangz Ltd – Merangz Pistachio Bite
Ten Acre – Ten Acre How Chicken Soup Saved the Day
The Tea Room – Organic Chocolate Bar Fusion Line
YumYum Bros Food Co – Oh My Goodness Appletastic
Shortlisted entries for best innovative product at the show, judged by Helen Marriott, editor of Caffè Culture Connect:
Jestic Foodservice Equipment – Zumex Soul
Frappino – Frappino Iced Drinks
Little Voice – Postar iPad App
London Velvet – London Velvet
Unilever – Tea Fusion
The Caffè Culture Show brings together more than 220 suppliers, from global brands to artisan producers, to showcase new products while expert speakers from the speciality coffee world share knowledge and advice during live demonstrations, seminars and panel discussions.
To view shortlisted products, visit www.caffecultureshow.com/awards.
To register for free advance tickets for the Caffè Culture Show, visit www.caffecultureshow.com/book.