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CAFFÈ CULTURE – Vote for your favourite independent coffee shops, cakes and cafes in the UK Coffee Stop Awards

Does your café round the corner serve the best capp and cake? Do they provide the warmest welcome for cyclists or laptop workers? Are the baristas the coolest in the UK?

Then show some love for your favourites by voting for them in the first ever Coffee Stop UK Awards (#coffeestopsuk).

Public voting for the Coffee Stop UK Awards is open for two weeks, from Wednesday 29th April 2015 until 13th May. Winners will be announced at the Caffè Culture Show (#CaffeCulture2015), the leading annual event for the UK café industry, at London Olympia.

Award categories include:

  • The Best coffee shop in the UK (#bestcoffee)
  • Tastiest bakes and cakes (#tastycakes)
  • Coolest baristas (#coolbaristas)
  • Best use of social media (#coffeesocial)
  • Best for Britain’s cyclists (#coffeeforcyclists)
  • Best for working Out Of Office (#bestoffice)
  • Best coffee roasted in UK (#bestUKroasting)
  • Best new coffee shop (#bestnewcoffeeshop)
  • Best coffee shop chain (#bestcoffeechain)
  • Best UK Coffee media (Blog, website, publication) (#bestcoffeemedia)

The Coffee Stop UK Awards are the brainchild of coffee lover and author Chris Ward whose best-selling book, Out of Office, extols the virtues of working more creatively by escaping the confines of the office for coffee shops.

His popular London Coffee Stops Tube Map signposting the best coffee shops near each London Underground station was seen by over three million people in two weeks last year and prompted the launch of the London Coffee Stop Awards which attracted votes from over 18,000 coffee lovers from across the Capital.

Chris says: “We had a phenomenal reaction from coffee shops and their customers to finding the best in London. To partner up with the Caffè Culture Show for the first UK Awards is incredibly exciting for the whole coffee world”.

Caffè Culture Show Director Cheryl Carroll says: “The UK’s independent coffee shop scene is thriving and we’re thrilled that the nation’s favourites will be presented with their awards here at the Caffè Culture Show in May.

There is no better place to recognise the country’s passion for high quality coffee.”

The Caffè Culture Show (#CaffeCulture2015) attracts thousands of baristas, café and coffee shop owners, and senior industry buyers from across the country.

It provides invaluable advice and inspiration from leading lights from the UK coffee scene at the Business Theatre and Taste Experience Stage, as well as national barista competitions (#CIGS2015 #CupTasters2015), artisan food and drink features, and the latest kit from hundreds of leading wholesalers, equipment manufacturers, technology companies and suppliers to the café industry.

To vote in the National Coffee Stop Awards, visit https://www.facebook.com/coffeestops or https://twitter.com/CoffeeStopsLDN #coffeestopsUK.

To register for free advance tickets for the Caffè Culture Show, visit www.caffecultureshow.com/book.