DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

NEW DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MARCH 10, 2017

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES


COMMERCIAL COFFEE OR TEA PREPARATION AND SERVING EQUIPMENT

This award will be based on the overall value of preparation and serving equipment (e.g., grinders, brewers, espresso machines, roasters, thermal pots and servers) in enhancing the quality of specialty coffee and tea beverages in the commercial marketplace. 

 

CONSUMER COFFEE OR TEA PREPARATION AND SERVING EQUIPMENT (ELECTRICAL) 

This award will be based on the overall value of preparation and serving equipment (e.g., grinders, brewers, espresso machines, roasters, thermal pots and servers) in enhancing the quality of specialty coffee and tea beverages in the consumer marketplace. 

 

CONSUMER COFFEE OR TEA PREPARATION AND SERVING EQUIPMENT (NON-ELECTRICAL) 

This award will be based on the overall value of preparation and serving equipment (e.g., grinders, brewers, espresso machines, roasters, thermal pots and servers) in enhancing the quality of specialty coffee and tea beverages in the consumer marketplace. 

 

COFFEE ACCESSORIES 

This award will be based on overall value of accessory equipment (e.g., mugs, cups, lids, cleaning brushes, dump boxes, tampers, measuring items, etc.) in enhancing the quality of specialty coffee and tea beverages in the marketplace. 

 

SPECIALTY BEVERAGE STAND ALONE

This award will be based on the overall value of a consumable product that is a beverage or beverage mix, not coffee nor has coffee as an ingredient. Entries are limited to one flavor for judging per single paid entry.

 

SPECIALTY BEVERAGE FLAVOR ADDITIVE (one flavor only) 

This award will be based on the overall value of a consumable product that is a syrup, flavor, creamer or sweetener that is designed to add flavor to coffee or tea beverages. Entries are limited to one flavor for judging per single paid entry.

 

PACKAGING

This award will be based on the overall design of a package and its functional qualities as well as its economic and ecological sustainability. A package is defined as material which is removed or opened to be able to use the product inside. This category includes any packaged beverage or product (does not include cups or lids). 

 

FOOD

New food products will be judged on flavor, visual appeal and value to specialty coffee and tea retailers. This category includes all foods, not in liquid form.

 

OPEN CLASS

Open to products that do not fit in any of the above entry categories, are coffee- or tea-related, but are not green or roasted coffee, tea leaves or coffee or tea brewed drinks. 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Open to computer and mobile applications that can solve a business problem, create a business opportunity or enhance an existing business offering in the coffee industry.

 

 
 

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