The European Coffee Awards 2012 – winners announced

23/11/2012 - 09:24
Allegra Strategies has unveiled the winners of the European Coffee Awards 2012.

The European Coffee Awards recognise companies and individuals who have made the most outstanding contributions within the European coffee shop and food-to-go markets.

Allegra invited more than 10,000 industry executives to nominate, through a targeted campaign. The awards winners are the companies and individuals who received the most nominations within each category.

More than 350 senior executives from across the coffee and food-to-go sectors gathered for a night of celebration on 21 November at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, where the award winners were honoured during a black tie gala dinner and ceremony, featuring very special guest host BBC comedian Henning Wehn.
The winners are as follows:

Country Awards

Best Coffee Chain - UK & IE
Winner
Costa Coffee
2nd Place and Runner-up
Caffè Nero
3rd Place and Highly Commended
Starbucks Coffee Company

Best Coffee Chain - Germany & Austria
Winner
McCafé
2nd Place and Runner-up:
Starbucks Coffee Company

3rd Place and Highly Commended
Coffeeshop Company

Best Coffee Chain - France & Switzerland
Winner
McCafé
2nd Place and Runner up
Starbucks Coffee Company
3rd Place and Highly Commended
PAUL

Best Coffee Chain – Italy
Winner
espressamente illy
2nd Place and Runner up
Caffè Pascucci
3rd Place and Highly Commended
 McCafé  

Best Coffee Chain – Benelux
Winner
CoffeeCompany
2nd Place and Runner up
Starbucks Coffee Company
3rd Place and Highly Commended
 EXKi

Best Independent Coffee Shop - Benelux
Winner
Caffènation (Antwerp)
2nd Place and Runner up
Hopper Coffee (Rotterdam)
3rd Place and Highly Commended
The Village Coffee & Music (Utrecht)

EUROPEAN AWARDS

Best Coffee Chain – Europe
Winner
Costa Coffee
2nd Place and Runner up
Starbucks Coffee Company
3rd Place and Highly Commended
 McCafé

Best Independent Coffee Shop
Winner
Prufrock Coffee
2nd Place and Runner up
Workshop Coffee Co.
3rd Place and Highly Commended
Elbgold

Best Coffee Roaster
Winner
United Coffee
2nd Place and Runner up
Lincoln & York
3rd Place and Highly Commended (joint)
Has Bean Coffee and Tim Wendelboe

Best Coffee Equipment Supplier
Winner
La Marzocco
2nd Place and Runner up
Thermoplan
3rd Place and Highly Commended
La Cimbali
 
Best Food Supplier
Winner
Erlenbacher
2nd Place and Runner up
Dawn Food Products

Best Non-Coffee Supplier
Winner
Brita
2nd Place and Runner up
Solo Cup Europe
3rd Place and Highly Commended
Coca-Cola

Most Ethical Brand
Winner
Pret A Manger
2nd Place and Runner up
Starbucks Coffee Company
3rd Place and Highly Commended
Costa Coffee  

Individual Awards

The following persons were recognised at the awards ceremony for their contribution to the coffee industry in their country or across Europe.

‘Outstanding Contribution to the European Coffee Industry’

Recognised:

Matts  Johansson, CEO, da Matteo

Colin Smith, Founder, Smiths Coffee Company

Johanna Wechselberger, Owner, Vienna School of Coffee

Henk Langkemper, Managing Director, Espresso Service West

Moniek Smit, Founder, Coffee Consulting

Vicki Fuller, Senior Director, McDonald’s APMEA

Julian Metcalfe, Co-Founder, Pret A Manger

Lifetime Award

Louie Salvoni, Managing Director, Espresso Service

The awards dinner and presentation ceremony is proudly supported by Natvia.

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