Good Food Awards Finalist 2018

Good Food Awards Finalist 2018

We are proud to be a Good Food Awards Finalist 2018. In competition with the best coffee roasters in the US, we are thrilled to be chosen as one of the 27 coffee roaster finalists nationwide. We are humbled by our company in the finalist category, and hopeful to be selected as a winner for our Ethiopia Hambela Kirite Organic coffee. Receiving this award would recognize our work to produce incredible quality and sustainably produced coffees.

That coffee is a light roast with notes of honeydew, lime and sugar cane. As you smell the whole bean aroma, the sweetness of this coffee comes through. As you brew and enjoy it you will notice the melon and lime as you enjoy your cup. You will find our Ethiopia Hambela Kirite Organic available in our updated packaging for purchase online and at all our locations currently.

Joseph Robertson of Coffee Lover’s Magazine recently reviewed our Good Food Awards Finalist Ethiopia Hambela Kirite coffee.

His website is a great resource for both new coffee lovers and for seasoned coffee geeks.  He offers a fun quiz to help guide you to coffee you will enjoy. He provides a digital publication in which he interviews interviews cafe owners, roasters and explores coffees from around the world.

The Coffee Lover’s blog offers interesting information about coffee brewing and coffees he reviews. Robertson’s Youtube channel provides reviews of coffees he discovers and demonstrations of different brewing methods.

The press release ANNOUNCING THE GOOD FOOD AWARDS FINALISTS 2018 is below.

Congratulations to the outstanding 279 food & drink crafters from 40 states and Washington, DC

San Francisco, CA (November 7, 2017) – The Good Food Foundation is proud to announce the 279 companies in the running for a Good Food Award in 2018. The Finalists represent not just the best of America’s food movement, but the qualities we love most about this country: our rich cultural diversity, vibrant agricultural landscape, and the creativity and integrity of its small business owners.

The 15 categories the Good Food Awards celebrate – from spirits to cheese to coffee – comprise over $200 billion of America’s gross domestic product, a greater portion than the cattle and pork industries combined. The 2018 Finalists represent the vanguard in each of their industries, setting new standards for gastronomic excellence as well as social and environmental practices that have over time proven to be adopted by the rest of the industry. Each Finalist rose to the top in a blind tasting of 2,057 entries, and also passed a rigorous vetting to confirm they meet Good Food Awards standards regarding supply chain transparency, environmentally sound agricultural practices, humane animal husbandry and deep community engagement.

Amongst their ranks are Mehdi Boujrada of Villa Jerada, who brings the flavors of his childhood home in Morocco to Seattle; Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu, who crafts Tuscan-style salami in Saint Louis; and Ayako Iino, who combines Japanese tradition with California plums to make her ume pickles, syrups, and preserves. All of the Finalists – including 162 companies (58%) that have never won before – partner with hundreds of farmers, ranchers and fishermen to actively build a better food system.

The Winners will be announced on Friday, January 19, 2018, at a gala in the historic San Francisco War Memorial, followed by two days of celebration including the public Good Food Awards Marketplace (Tickets: $5) and the industry-only Good Food Mercantile (Tickets: $35). A limited number of tickets are available to join the Winners and honorary host Alice Waters, pioneer of the food movement, at the Awards Ceremony (Tickets: $165).

 Organizers & Supporters:

The Good Food Awards are organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3. The Presenting Sponsor is the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, comprised of 22 of the country’s top independently-owned retailers from Austin to Oakland to Sioux Falls, all of whom are committed to supporting America’s great food crafters. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Premier Sponsors Williams-Sonoma, Bi-Rite Market, Vermont Cheese Council and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture; and Lead Sponsors Dominic Phillips Event Marketing, Impact HUB Bay Area, Gamut SF, Ten Speed Press, The Perennial and Veritable Vegetable. Special thanks to the Collaborative Members: Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Bi-Rite Market, Canyon Market, Cowgirl Creamery, Cured, Di Bruno Bros., Each Peach Market, Foragers Market, Glen’s Garden Market, Good Earth Natural Foods, The Greene Grape, Healdsburg SHED, JM Stock Provisions, Liberty Heights Fresh, Look’s Market, Market Hall Foods, Palace Market, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, TASTE, Washington’s Green Grocer, Woodstock Farmers’ Market, and Zingerman’s Family of Businesses.

The list of coffee Good Food Awards Finalist 2018 follows.

Andytown Coffee Roasters , Ethiopia Idido, California

Backyard Beans Coffee Company , Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Konga, Pennsylvania

Big Creek Coffee Roasters , Ethiopia Gedeb, Montana

Black Oak Coffee Roasters , Ethiopia Hambela Alaka, California

Blueprint Coffee , Ethiopia Hambela, Missouri

Caffe Ladro , Ethiopia Hambela Kirite Organic, Washington

Compelling Coffee , Ethiopia Banko Gotiti Coffee, California

Flight Coffee Co. , Ethiopia Amaro Gayo, New Hampshire

Huckleberry Roasters , Ethiopia Sidama Ardi, Colorado

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea , Organic Ethiopia Tikur Anbessa, California

JBC Coffee Roasters , Gedeb Lot 83 Ethiopia Natural, Wisconsin

Metric Coffee Company , El Willay, Illinois

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters , Limu Dabesa, Ethiopia, Virginia

Noble Coffee Roasting , Ethiopian ‘Bishan Fugu’, Oregon

Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters , Ethiopian Guji – Organic – Natural Process, Texas

Onyx Coffee Lab , Ethiopian Buku, Arkansas

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

Radio Roasters Coffee , Ethiopia Organic Guji Shakiso, Georgia

Revel Coffee , Ethiopia Kayon Mountain Guji Dry, Montana

Royal Mile Coffee , Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora Farm, New Jersey

Square One Coffee , Ethiopia Shakiso Mormora, Pennsylvania

Tico Coffee Roasters , Ethiopia Gotiti, California

Topeca Coffee Roasters , Ethiopia Ardi, Oklahoma

Vashon Coffee Company , Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural Daniel Miju, Washington



The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its eighth year, awards will be given to winners in 15 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, fish, honey, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves and spirits. The Good Food Awards Seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.


The Good Food Awards is organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3, formerly known as Seedling Projects, in collaboration with a broad community of food crafters, grocers, chefs, food writers, activists and passionate food-lovers. The Good Food Foundation is also the organizing force behind the Good Food Guild, Good Food Mercantile and Good Food Merchants Collaborative.


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