AwardsandsponsorlogoEssential Café Award Winners Announced!

Sponsored by Delice de France, the great and the good from the Café, Coffee Shop and Hospitality sectors gathered to celebrate and award the very best in the business on March 27 in the Equus suite, Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey. Those in attendance enjoyed a three course meal and live music as part of the evening as well as being the very first to discover who had been crowned king or queen of the café sector. The Essential Café awards will be back next year so watch this space for more information.

The winners of the Essential Café Trade Awards for 2014 are…


Product Launch of the Year (Beverage) SPONSORED BY PENTAIR

Winner - Beyond the Bean and Esquires for Sweetbird’s Iced Tea launch
Highly Commended – ZACELY for their Wild Monks bubble tea brand.

Product Launch of the Year (Food)

Winner – Delice de France
Highly Commended –  New forest Ice Cream

Product Launch of the Year (Packaging and Disposables)

Winner – Tri-Label
Highly Commended – Xpressnap Snack from Tork

Best Training Initiative SPONSORED BY MELITTA

Winner - Coffee West
Highly Commended –  Taylor St. Baristas

Ethical and Sustainable Supplier of the Year SPONSORED BY THE RAIN FOREST ALLINACE

Winner - Vegware
Highly Commended - Seasons Coffee Shop and Deli

Distributor of the Year

Winner - Tri-Star Packaging
Highly Commended - Coffee West

Manufacturer of the Year

Winner – Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances
Highly Commended - Pentair

Owner / Operator of the year Award SPONSORED BY Tri-Star Packaging

Winner – Caffe Cream
Highly Commended – Artisan

The Essential Café Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner - Frank Maxwell the founder of Fracino

To download any of the 2014 Essential Café Awards photos please click here
For further information on the awards contact Ian Kitchener on +44 (0)1634 673163