Few people would travel from Colombia to London by way of Vermont, but a select few coffee beans made that journey and were rewarded with gold.
Colombian Supremo Popayan from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. recently won a gold prize in the Great Taste Awards held by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers in the United Kingdom. The award was given during the Specialty Fine Food Show in London earlier this month.
The Vermont-based roaster also received a silver award for its Kenyan AA and its Fair Trade Organic French Roast coffees. The Company's Tanzanian Peaberry and Breakfast Blend were given a bronze award.
The Guild of Fine Food Retailers in Dorset, England is a trade association of over 1000 delicatessens, food halls and specialty food producers. During its annual Great Taste Awards, food and drink entries undergo rigorous examination and a series of blind tastings. Judges are not allowed to see packaging or advertising for any of the entries, and numerous evaluations are conducted over a four-month period.
"We're thrilled to have our coffees receive this unique seal of approval from our friends across the pond," said Shellie Swan, International Operations Specialist for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. "Obviously, great taste travels well."
All of these award-winning coffees are available on the company's website at Green Mountain Coffee