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Danes Specialty Coffee wins 20 medals at 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards

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SYDNEY, Australia – Sydney coffee roaster, Danes Specialty Coffee, has had another outstanding year at the 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). With 20 medals, Danes won the most medals of any roaster including medals in all eight brewing categories. The result reflects Danes’ commitment to quality and versatility for both cafes and home use.

Danes’ founder, Paul Jackson, says, “Being recognised with 20 awards is testimony to the integrity that underpins everything we do at Danes. We are guided everyday by our principles to maintain exceptional quality standards and focus on flavour.”

This year’s medals continue Danes’ historic success at the AICA. The roaster was named Australian Champion Roaster in both 2018 and 2019, and has now won a total of 81 AICA awards in recent years.

Among the medal winners was the Danes Affinity Blend, which was created especially for AICA. Using the highly awarded Costa Rican Las Lajas and an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, the blend features cherry ripe chocolate flavours in milk-based coffees and lemon lime characteristics as black coffee. Affinity took out a bronze medal in espresso blend and a silver medal in cappuccino, milk coffee category.

This year’s awards celebrated the diversity of flavours that abound in the specialty coffee market. “The awards really showcased the contemporary flavours of specialty coffee this year, with an emphasis on fruit and berry flavour profiles. Chocolate and caramel flavours are still popular in cafes, but the tide has certainly turned with consumers demanding greater breadth of flavours from their coffee,” said Jackson.

“I’d like to congratulate Campos for this year taking out the title of Australian Champion Roaster. The commitment to quality across our industry makes us all strive to create a better coffee drinking experience for the public,” said Jackson.

Danes Specialty Coffee provides a comprehensive range of blended and single origin coffees, in both espresso and filter roasts to cafes, offices and home consumers through the Danes online store. For advice on the blend that best suits your preferred flavour profile and brewing method, visit www.danes.com.au.

Danes Specialty Coffee AICA 2020 Medal Breakdown

AICA 2020 – Featured Origin – Costa Rica Las Lajas (Available Espresso and Filter roast)

  • Silver in Espresso Single Origin
  • Bronze in Pour Over Single Origin

AICA 2020 – Kenya Gakui PB (Available Espresso and Filter roast )

  • Bronze in Espresso Single Origin
  • Bronze in Pour Over Single Origin
  • Silver in Cold Brew

AICA 2020 – Kenya Kigwandi (Available Espresso and Filter roast)

  • Bronze in Espresso Single Origin
  • Bronze in Pour Over Single Origin
  • Silver in Immersion Single Origin

AICA 2020 – Panama Black Winey (Available Espresso roast)

  • Silver in Espresso Single Origin

AICA 2020 – Sumatra Wahana Estate (Available Espresso roast)

  • Bronze in Espresso Single Origin

AICA 2020 – Affinity Blend (Available in Espresso and Filter roast)

  • Bronze in Espresso Blend
  • Silver in Cappuccino, milk coffee

AICA 2020 – Kenya Mungaria

  • Bronze in Espresso Single Origin

AICA 2020 – Ascension Blend (Available in Espresso and Filter roast)

  • Bronze in Immersion Blend

AICA 2020 – Black Velvet Blend (Available in Espresso and Filter roast)

  • Silver in Cappuccino Soy Milk
  • Bronze in Immersion Blend

AICA 2020 – Four Elements Blend (Available in Espresso roast)

  • Bronze in Immersion Blend

AICA 2020 – Colombia Jairo Ivan Lopez Geisha Honey (Sold Out)

  • Bronze in Pour Over Single Origin

AICA 2020 – Rwanda Rugali Natural

  • Bronze in Cold Brew Coffee

AICA 2020 – Kenya Ndiaini

  • Bronze in Cold Brew Coffee

About Danes Specialty Coffee

For 25 years, Danes Specialty Coffee has been dedicated to providing Australians with the freshest and best tasting coffee. From sourcing the best beans from across the globe, through to roasting and distribution through our cafe partners, Danes ensures the highest quality through monitoring and nurturing the coffee from seed to cup with the focus firmly on flavour.

Danes headquarters in Brookvale on Sydney’s northern beaches also provides training to baristas and home brewers to ensure the final coffee drinking experience is nothing short of exceptional. Find out more at www.danes.com.au.